Testing & Services

Testing & Services

Experience the APS Powerful Preclinical Program

When you require interventional and surgical research, biocompatibility testing, pathology services, and Pain Research we’re here to consult with you in a prompt and proactive manner. APS also offers toxicology, pharmaclogy, human cadaver, physician training and simulation labs, animal models of disease, and regulatory consulting – all conveniently located within our world-class campus in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Interventional and Surgical Research

Skillful interventionalists, surgeons and clinicians use the latest tools and techniques to perform the surgical research you require. Their in-depth experience across a wide variety of devices and procedures assures your project is performed in an accurate, professional and timely manner.

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Biocompatibility Testing

We offer an elaborate biocompatibility testing program that is unlike any other. That’s because at APS, we take the time to understand medical devices, and we take a clinically relevant approach to designing and implementing your biocompatibility panel.

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Pathology Services

Pathology remains the gold standard for the evaluation of medical device safety. APS has an extensive catalog of pathology services available for preclinical research studies. We also offer a full set of services for studies performed at outside labs, as well as pathologist-consulting services conducted within a comfortable working environment.

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Pain Research

APS offers a comprehensive portfolio of rodent pain models designed for the assessment of novel analgesic therapies. We have compiled a highly skilled team of experts in the field of behavioral pharmacology, with experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and CRO industries.

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Toxicology and Pharmacology

APS scientists and pathologists are eager to discuss your toxicology and pharmacology needs and design a study that’s right for you. We offer a variety of general toxicology, pharmacokinetics (PK), toxicokinetics (TK), and safety toxicology studies using large or small animal models. 

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Human Cadaver Labs

We’re an approved human cadaver lab site for performing human and animal lab testing with perfusion, as well as acrylic and silicone casting.

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Animal Models

APS works with all large and small research animal species with the exception of non-human primates. We have a wealth of experiences and capabilities that are brought to bear in helping clients answer their research questions and aid with study design. We regularly perform complex animal surgeries and model creations for establishing physiological or mechanical models of disease states. This facility is USDA licensed and AAALAC accredited.

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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