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Experienced researchers and technicians are at your service when you partner with American Preclinical Services. You gain one-stop access to full biocompatibility, interventional, and surgical research and pathology services within a world-class facility. ISO 17025 accredited, AAALAC accredited, USDA licensed, and GLP compliant, American Preclinical Services offers you the bundled resources you require to achieve rigorous medical device testing in a single laboratory operation.

Share on Google+ November 12, 2018


American Preclinical Services: Extractables and Leachables Program

Category : Analytical, Chemical Characterization, Extractable/Leachable, ISO

APS is a State of the Art, AAALAC and ISO17025 accredited, USDA registered and GLP compliant Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Minneapolis, MN specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical testing. In addition to biocompatibility testing, interventional, surgical, toxicology, pharmacology, pain, physician training, bioskills, animal model development, and complete pathology services, APS has expended its services to include analytical services.

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Share on Google+ October 24, 2018


Improved Method for the ASTM Platelet and Leukocyte Assay: Use of Minimal Heparinization in a Screening Test for Hemocompatibility of Blood-Contacting Medical Devices

Category : Biocompatibility, In-vitro testing

Abstract Most blood-contacting medical devices must be assessed for potential thrombogenicity prior to regulatory approval. A common assay for screening and qualifying devices involves monitoring the reduction of platelet and leukocyte counts in whole blood exposed to the device. We have validated an improved method for assessing a device’s effect on platelet activation and surface adhesion, offering significant improvement over

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Share on Google+ September 24, 2018


FDA Proposing to Amend Medical Device Premarket Regulations to Remove Paper and Multiple Copies and Replace them with Requirements for a Single Submission in Electronic Format

Category : FDA

FDA Proposing to Amend Medical Device Premarket Regulations to Remove Paper and Multiple Copies and Replace them with Requirements for a Single Submission in Electronic Format (proposed Rule) Executive Summary The US FDA has proposed to amend requirements for medical device premarket submissions to remove paper and multiple copies and replace them with requirements for a single submission in electronic

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Share on Google+ August 6, 2018


US FDA FY 2019 MDUFA User Fees

Category : FDA, Regulatory

On 08/01/2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the user fee amounts it will collect in FY2019 from the manufacturers of medical devices. Current Law User Fees: +$2.791 Million (Center: +$2.755 million / Field: +$0.036 million) The Devices Program request includes an increase of $2.8 million for user fees authorized under Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of

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Share on Google+ July 18, 2018


E&L Chemical Characterization & Hexane Extracts: GC vs. LCUVMS Analysis

Category : Analytical, Chemical Characterization, Extractable/Leachable, Medical Device testing

As a contract laboratory providing extractables and leachables (E&L) services we are often asked about the time and cost required to perform chemical characterization of a medical device. Per FDA definition and guidance: Latest Guidance on Device Classification “Medical devices range from simple tongue depressors and bedpans to complex programmable pacemakers with micro-chip technology and laser surgical devices.” Herein lies the

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Share on Google+ March 13, 2018


APS Adds Capacity, Capabilities, and Competencies to its Research Campus

Category : APS Service Offerings

American Preclinical Services (APS) is proud to announce the addition of a new cath lab, 25,000 sq ft of new laboratory space, 11,000 sq ft of new large animal housing capacity and a new Director of Toxicology. Located within the APS research campus, the new laboratory space will include a 7,000 sq ft analytical lab, a 5,000 sq ft in-vitro

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