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Contract research

Contract research

VESO Vikan and VESO Chile are aquatic research facilities that contract in vivo trials with fish for the pharmaceutical, feed and breeding industry, research institutes and government agencies. As a contract research facility VESO represents an independent partner, always ensuring full confidentiality.

VESO is a leading facility for the conduct of experimental trials to develop and register veterinary pharmaceutical products for use in fish, especially Atlantic salmon. We perform trials to assess the efficacy and safety of vaccines and pharmaceuticals against viral, bacterial and parasitical disorders in fish. We also have broad experience with documentation of sedatives and anaesthetics, functional feeds and genetic resistance profiles. Our research facility in Norway is located outside Namsos, and the experimental fish are produced in our own hatchery. Since 2016, VESO is positioned to run trials in Colaco, Chile. The fish are produced on site, and trials are performed according to the same high quality standards as in Norway. 

We are sincerely dedicated to ensuring that trials involving fish are performed humanely and with a minimum number of fish. Our study directors can help optimize trial design to combine cost efficiency and ethical aspects with particular focus on adaptive trial design, whenever applicable. All trials can be performed according to GMP, GLP or GCP.