ECGnoto – a European network consortium for gnotobiotic animal science
From the website:
Ten European centres have expressed an interest to coordinate their efforts in Gnotobiology in order to improve exchange of expertise and resources, regarding in particular:
the co-ordinated production and distribution of GF (germfree) and GX (gnotoxenic) animals,
the validation of GF and GX status
the development of technology (i.e. housing equipment),
the improvement and harmonization of shipping vehicles.
The overall objective is to further develop European expertise in Gnotobiology by harmonising common practice in developing and maintaining unique animal models of direct relevance to human health and disease.