A preclinical platform for drug testing in animal models of ocular pathologies.

We focus on angiogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis and neurodegeneration.


VCL has a wide range of models for ocular disorders in its portfolio, and is still expanding it.

In vitro models

VCL offers several relevant in vitro assays for compound screening and MOA studies.

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In vivo models

Various animal models to study the effect of your interventions on different physiological processes.

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Access to a broad range of state-of-the-art equipment for morphological, functional and behavioural phenotyping.

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Combining the expertise of multidisciplinary teams.

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VCL will be present at the following meetings:

  • Knowledge for Growth,
    • Ghent, 18 May 2017
  • ARVO meeting,
    • Baltimore, 7-11 May 2017

FRO prices

Several members associated to the VCL team have been awarded during the latest FRO meeting. These prices honour groundbreaking research in the ophthalmology field.