Standard study-related services include:

  • Animal model feasibility and pre-study consultation (recommended)Heart, cardiac vein in epicardium
  • Pathology protocol creation (recommended)
  • Necropsy
  • Examination of fixed tissues
  • Histopathology: description, photography, analysis
  • Reporting, with examination and investigation of outlier findings
  • Peer review

Novelty is the norm in the medical device world.

Your innovative device, material, tissue, and animal model will be most welcome.

Tissue, organ, animal model experience

Cardiovascular:

  • Cardiac pacing leads (RV and LV), defibrillation leads, multiple species
  • Intracardiac pressure sensors
  • Catheters, too numerous to count
  • Prosthetic heart valves
  • Cardiac stents and stented devices in arteries
  • Cell transplantation, heart
  • Ablation devices (RF ablation, cryoablation, steam ablation) variously applied to heart, lung, liver, prostate
  • Electroporation, heart and skeletal muscle
  • Subcutaneous pulse generators
  • Pulmonary embolism assessment
  • Models – hypertension, heart failure, cardiac infarct

Materials:cardiac-vein-wall-with-debris_web

  • Novel polymers
  • Sinus and tonsillectomy materials
  • Collagen-based biomaterials

Bone and neural:

  • Drug delivery, intra-thecal space
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Nerve cuffs
  • Particulate debris, intra-thecal space
  • Spinal laminectomy model with various materials

Other:

  • Gastro-intestinal tract, electrical modulation
  • Gastric revision
  • Novel dialysis prototypes
  • Leukemia model, mice

Equipment:Ci-E Nikon Eclipse microscope

Nikon Eclipse Ci-L microscope with a D5-U3 camera and NIS-Elements software.

Quality Assurance:

Quality Assurance is provided by Norma Lechtman, DVM, CQA, RQAP-GLP.

GLP-compliant SOPs are in force. A dual level of computer back-up is employed.