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Flying Leona

Where in the world has Flying Leona been?

Map of Leona's travels.  Add your pin to the map by submitting your photo in the form below.

At trade shows and events we attend, APS has become sonoymous with the 'squishy pig'.  At APS we love our pig so we have given her a name.  Please say hello to...

Flying Leona

Over the years we have received pictures of her around the world; swimming with sharks to the Great Wall of China.  We have always encourage staff and clients to submit pictures of "Flying Leona" on her adventures.  Now, we've added a twist to it.  

Pick up your "Flying Leona" the next time you are at APS or when you see us at a show.  From backyard BBQ's, Apple Orchards, Disney World, the Eiffel Tower and beyond, bring her on your travels and share the adventures by filling out the form below.  For each photo submitted in a 3 month period, up to 4 per person, APS will donate $10 to your choice of  of 1 of 4 charities (U of MN Children's hospitalMake a Wish foundationChildren's Cancer Research Center or YMCA)  as well as enter your name into a drawing for a prize.  

Together, let's have some fun for a good cause! 

Current prize: TBD (~$150 - $200 value)

Submission deadline: December 31, 2015

Selection: Week of January 11th, 2016

Winner will be notified by email: Monday, January 18, 2016


University of MN

Children's Hospital

Children's Cancer Research Fund

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Wish Foundation

Emma B Howe YMCA (Coon Rapids, MN)

** Total max donation by APS $10,000 per year which equals $2,500 per charitable organization

Map and donation levels updated monthly

Submit your Flying Leona photos here!


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Rules (By checking the box above you agree to the following)

  • APS will donate $10/picture to one of four charities of your choosing at the end of each submission quarter.  Up to $2,500 a year per charity
  • Maximum of 4 pictures per individual/quarter, one entry per photo
  • A minimum of 15 entries must be submitted in a quarter for the prize drawing to occur, if one does not occur the names from the quarter will be carried over to the following quarter's drawing
  • One name will be drawn each quarter for a prize valued at ~$150.00 US.  Prize information and winners will be updated quarterly on the APS website.
  • The winner will be notified by email and phone.  Winner will have 10 business days to claim prize before forfeiting the prize.
  • Only authentic photos allowed, no altered images
  • No copy written photographs
  • Images with discernible faces and company logos will not be eligible.
  • I have and give permission to APS to post all photos on the APS website regardless of content, visible logos, faces equipment, etc.  Any likeness or face shown is of myself or I have been given approval to submit.
  • APS staff will approve all images prior to being posted on our website
  • I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording.   There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.
  • If no charity is chosen APS will choose the charity of their own choosing
  • There will be a separate but similar contest for employees.  No employees will be included in the online drawing

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