Full circle innovation: preclinical medical device testing and training for general surgery and GI.

What you need, when you need it

For general surgery, GI and urology sponsors, our preclinical CRO employs the most appropriate, efficient model needed. Our GLP and AAALAC accredited facility includes 7 state of the art procedure areas, 3 top quality operating rooms and all equipment needed including:

  • Lap towers and insufflators
  • ECHO including ICE, TTE and TEE
  • C-arms
  • MRI and CT
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Cadaveric and in-vivo models

From concept to cure: the full circle of new medical product development

Our expertise does not end at preclinical testing. We have a comprehensive understanding of Stage I – Research and Development, via our affiliation with GCMI (Global Center for Medical Innovation), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center dedicated to accelerating development, building businesses and improving health. GCMI works with startups, clinician innovators, university tech transfer offices and academic researchers to design, engineer, prototype, and facilitate commercialization of a broad range of innovative medical devices.

Concierge level service in medical device training

Once your product is on the market, we can help you come full circle with our physician and sales force training programs. We provide medical device training for more than 2,000 physicians, medical device sales force members, students and other allied healthcare professionals with concierge level service every year.


We provide preclinical medical device testing and training models crucial to successful innovation in general surgery, GI and urology devices. Available models include:

  • Colon resection and defect repair
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Wound healing – organ laceration
  • Stenting
  • Interventional radiology – embolics for liver, kidney

Our program leaders are scientists as well

Our GI and urological device testing and training program leaders are scientists themselves interested in understanding and participating in the science and methods behind therapeutic options. Our testing and training team includes multiple biologists, PhDs, surgical technicians and veterinarians with more than 50 years of collective experience in the science. Our relationships with experienced, practicing surgeons can expedite your preclinical medical device testing program as well.

Our preclinical medical device testing and training team has archived more than 50 GLP studies and more than 30 products have received their FDA approvals. From concept to cure, we help bring your innovation full circle.

Let’s talk innovation

Whether your product has just been or is about to be approved or you are at the very early stage of device development seeking your customer feedback, we can help you translate rapidly between device testing, regulatory approval ultimately helping you convert sales. Contact us to discuss your preclinical medical device testing and training needs for general surgery and GI innovations.