Experimental Surgery

At PMI, we understand how important high-quality surgical models that meet exacting scientific and regulatory standards are to your research. Our location in San Carlos, CA provides the latest in experimental surgery capabilities. With over 25 years of experience in preclinical studies, we have the specialized skills and resources to assist you in your research. Our state-of-the-art surgical facility is fully equipped with ORs and support areas for preparation, necropsy and pathology support, surgery scrub, instrument preparation, laboratory tests, and an engineering lab should your device require minor adjustments during testing.

Proof of Concept, Research and Development Studies:

We encourage you to sit down with our team of highly skilled veterinary professionals and discuss animal models as well as study design so we can assist you by maximizing the outcome of your research by minimizing your spending. In the OR, our skilled team acts as an extension of your lab by assisting your research and ensuring you retrieve valuable data and feedback on your device while utilizing our operating rooms and top notch services. We want you to leave our facility with an understanding of how to improve your prototype and develop it further to make a successful device for the human and/or veterinary market.

GLP Studies:

PMI has extensive experience working with GLP studies and supporting our clients through the process. Our regulatory department will conduct critical phase inspections and audits during the in-life portion of the study. Your study director will be a key contact and will keep you informed from the protocol review stage to the in-life phase to the writing of the report.

Model Development:

From wound healing to aneurysms, PMI will assist you with the appropriate model development to cater to your study needs. We will guide you through the process of choosing the appropriate model and implementing the study design to optimize your success.

Whether you need a basic research model or an entire discovery program, you can trust PMI to be an integral part of your product development program. PMI has worked with clients to develop animal model systems for various device types, including:

Medical Device Experience

  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Orthopedic
  • Urogenital
  • Drug Delivery