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Testing & Services

Bioskills Cadaver & Simulation Labs

American Preclinical Services is an approved human cadaver lab site for performing device evaluation. APS has been performing human cadaver labs from the beginning of our operations in 2006. We have access to full cadavers as well as partial cadavers or just tissues. Combining our access to tissues with our equipment and expertise, allows us to provide device evaluations at the highest levels. We also provide animal tissue for use in wet lab device evaluations.

Our facilities are also available for training. The FDA’s expectations for physician training and human factors testing within the medical device arena are continuing to grow. It’s now more important than ever to bring physicians, engineers and technical staff into the simulation lab to learn and train on devices. Familiarity of the complex systems, which accurately simulate the feel and rigors of an operating room (OR) or catheterization lab is essential. APS' facilities can fulfill this need, as well as host or train your trainers with expertise from our staff.

Lab Space

  • Two fully equipped operating suites
  • Three hospital grade digital cath labs
  • Observation rooms 
  • Two-way communications
  • Video cameras
  • Quadview, HD video recording systems
  • Webcasting

Imaging Equipment

  • Fluoroscopy (Siemens AXIOM Artis and Zee™ Digital Cath Labs, Siemens Avantic™ Mobile C-arm)
  • Dual Source Computed Tomography (Siemens Somatom® Definition)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) (Boston Scientific iLAB™)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) (St. Jude Medical C7-XR™)
  • Intracardic (ICE) and Duplex Ultrasound (Siemens Cypress and Sequoia™)
  • Stryker 1288 HD Endoscopy Tower

Specimen Preparation Techniques

  • Full or Partial Perfusion
  • Fresh or Fixed Tissue
  • Resin and Silicone Casts 

Take a look inside at the capabilities that APS has to offer...

American Preclinical Services (APS) is a State of the Art, ISO 17025 accredited, AAALAC accredited, USDA registered and GLP compliant Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Minneapolis, MN.

We are a comprehensive CRO whose catalogue includes ISO10993, USP, USP, JMHLW, custom biocompatibility testing, interventional, surgical, toxicology, pharmacology, pain, cadaver and bioskills, model development and complete pathology services.

Whether your company is a startup or an established industry leader, APS’ experienced staff is uniquely qualified to tackle your project and meet your in-vivo and in-vitro preclinical research needs in a timely fashion. more