Maritime Services

- Scuba diving (sampling, monitoring, image recording, among others) ;

- Surface boat sampling and monitoring;

- Access to long-term oceanographic data from sample region (collaborative).




Operations are based in the region of Sagres (Southwest of Portugal) and the adjacent Natural Park, known by its marine biodiversity.

Marine Laboratory

- Facilities for the identification of species;

- Sample processing (e.g. lyophilisation, quick freezing), freeze-storage, and adequate shipping;

- Microbiological plating facilities, including the isolation of marine bacteria and microalgae from substrate or from other marine species.


Our Marine Laboratory in Sagres is located in close proximity to the harbour which minimizes the time between specimen collection and processing. Our facilities allow the involvement of researchers from other companies or academic laboratories in marine activities/expeditions upon request.

Bioactivity Tests

- Analgesic, cardiac, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant;

- Core techniques involve assaying ion channel activity.


Operations are based in Lisbon, Portugal. 


Experimental Models

- Ex vivo: rat brain neurons (hippocampal, cerebellum, cortical), isolated neurons and brain slices, cell lines expressing human ion channels, neuroblastoma and other cell lines, dorsal root ganglia, cardiomyocytes;

- In vivo: rat pain models, rat diabetic models.



Operations are based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Experimental Techniques

- Electrophysiological recordings: whole-cell voltage clamp, current clamp, single-channel voltage clamp, extra cellular field potentials, simultaneous current and calcium recordings, voltage recordings from anaesthetised animals (e.g. sciatic nerve) 

- Molecular biology (e.g.: molecular cloning, western blot, immunofluorescence), proteomics, microbiology


Operations are based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

If you wish to request our services, please contact us here.