Overview to our services

In vivo services (mice, rats)

  • Osteopenia models (ovariectomy, orchiectomy)
  • Myocardial infarction model 
  • Cardiovascular monitoring
    (blood pressure and echocardiography measurements)
  • Chronic kidney failure model

Bone histology and biomechanics

  • Quantitative computed tomography (pQCT), using
    XCT M+ pQCT (Stratec Medizintechnik)
  • Microcomputed tomography (μCT), using
    Scanco Medical μCT 35 system (Scanco) in cooperation with VetCore 1.

In vitro experiments using primary cell cultures

  • Osteoblasts
  • Osteoclasts
  • Parathyroid gland cells
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Kidney epithelial cells
  • Smooth muscle cells
  • Cardiomyocytes

Biochemical analytics of serum- and urine samples (ELISA, Cobas c111)

  • Estradiol
  • DPD
  • FGF23
  • Vitamin D
  • Osteocalcin
  • Aldosteron
  • cAMP
  • Pyrophosphate assay


  • Western blotting
  • 2D-Electrophoresis (DIGE)


  • Paraffin-embedded sections
  • Plastic-embedded sections
  • Cryo-sections


Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Veterinärplatz 1,
A-1210 Wien

Unit for Physiology, Pathophysiology and
Experimental Endocrinology
Building HA, Ground Floor

Office, Irene Nefischer:


Mo-Do 9-13h