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Testing & Services

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

American Preclinical Services has in-house, GLP compliant SEM capability, which can perform imaging on wet or dry specimens without the need for critical point drying or sputter coating.

SEM is useful for qualitatively evaluating cellular deposition and tissue-related effects on devices and implants (e.g. endothelialization, fibrin deposition, granuloma formation), as well as surface changes (oxidation, pitting, cracking) and surface erosion. 

All image acquisition is performed by our trained pathology technicians to ensure images of representative and abnormal nature are precisely acquired. In addition, APS is capable of splicing image montages, so you can view an entire surface or device as one large image, with minimal loss in resolution.

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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