Preclinical Testing and Bioskills Training Facilities
High quality, modern preclinical testing and bioskills training facilities.
We are conveniently located in midtown Atlanta, just 15 minutes from the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Our facilities are AAALAC accredited, USDA licensed, and GLP compliant. We operate 32,000 sq ft of operating room, lab, office and vivarium space.
Phillips Allura FDA 10: Xper w/ MacLab (Thermodilution/CO)
GE 9900: w/ MacLab (Thermodilution/CO)
GE Vivid I with probes for TTE, TEE, ICE
3D Echocardiography – Siemens SC2000 Prime (Capabilities: 2D and 3D TEE, 2D and 3D TTE, 2D and 3D ICE)
Richard Wolfe Laparoscopic digital scope tower for laparo- and arthro-scopic imaging
Storz Endoscopy/Laparoscopy Towers (30 degree and straight camera)
MRI and CT
microCT – GE eXplore CT 120 – 0.25 micron resolution for implants & calcification
MRI – Mobile unit. – 1.5T with ECG-gated cardiac software
CT – Mobile unit. – up to 64-slice, gated
MRI– Fixed Unit Siemens Trio 3T
CT- Fixed Unit 128-slice gated
Photomicrographs are available via our approved histology Vendors.
Services provided included:
Surgical Packs including specialty clamps (Thoracic, GI, Cutdown, Vascular etc)
Hand held bur / drills
Perfusion system for Bypass
Blood Gas analyzers
Hemochron Activated Clotting Time
-20C and -80C freezers
Dissecting and Standard Microscopes
Perfusion fixation system
Additional imaging equipment is available upon request as follows:
Volcano Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
Additional Echocardiography equipment
Our operating rooms are dedicated to research in 12 therapeutic areas. We have a total of four(4) operating rooms, including one fixed cathlab. Our operating rooms are flexible and can be set up for a surgical, endoscopic, orthopedic, or interventional case for both animate and human cadaveric models. Each operating room is equipped with a room camera and surgical light camera that is available for recording or viewing in the convenience of a conference room. Along with our surgical and imaging equipment, our operating rooms are a one-stop shop for all your preclinical needs.
We have three conference rooms. Each of our conference rooms is equipped with projection equipment for your team to discuss your training or testing. Our large conference room can be set up in board room style (accommodating up to 16), classroom style (accommodating up to 30) or theater style (accommodating up to 45). Our medium conference room can be set up in boardroom (accommodating 12), classroom style (accommodating up to 16), or theater style (accommodating 20). Our small conference is set in boardroom style and can accommodate up to 8. We have a full-service vending area located in the same hall as our conference rooms that is always accessible. Our Customer Experience Team is available to assist with your food and beverage needs.
Our onsite vivarium is equipped to house both small and large animals. We can house hundreds of rodents and ~100 large animals onsite. Our facilities can accommodate both long term and short term studies as well as individual and group housing. Our flexible caging equipment allows us to accommodate studies with special requests such as 24 hour stockinated pens for ventricular assist devices or plexiglass caging for wound healing studies.
Offsite, ~1 hr east of our facility, we have access to a large housing facility which also has open grazing and barn areas. This housing facility is AAALAC accredited, follows all our SOPs and is staffed with veterinary technicians and routine visits from our veterinarians. This facility allows us to house our longer-term animals for several months or years as needed.