Surgical Research and Efficacy Testing

Toxikon’s state-of-the-art surgical facility offers surgical suites with adjacent pre- and post-operative care areas to meet your needs, from proof-of-concept and prototype development to post-market bioskills training.

Uniquely Equipped to Assist in the Development of Tomorrow’s Lifesaving Medical Devices and Drugs

Toxikon’s Department of Efficacy and Surgical Research Services is uniquely equipped to assist in the development of tomorrow’s lifesaving medical devices and drugs. Our experts are well-versed in comparative medicine as well as special surgical approaches, delivery methods, various imaging modalities, and regulatory consulting. Our study directors offer a team approach to aid you in proof of concept/pilot studies and work with you through full GLP studies. Our team offers personalized and individual assistance from selecting animal models, developing surgical models/approaches, developing animal/study protocols, all the way to analyzing data and generating reports. We make it our priority to provide quality data in a timely manner, and understand the need to generate results quickly while operating within your budget.

Efficacy and Surgical Research Available Programs

  • Bioskills & Post-Market Physician Training
  • Clinical pathology and Histopathology
  • Support Services

Efficacy and Surgical Research Capabilities

  • Proof of Concept
  • Prototype Development
  • Device Validation and Verification
  • Anastomosis


  • Wound Healing
  • Orthopedic
  • Dental
  • Dermatological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Ophthalmic
  • Pulmonary
  • Urogenital

Efficacy and Surgical Research Facilities

  • Modern Surgical Suites
  • Necropsy Suites
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Digital X-Ray Imaging
  • Microsurgery
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Hemodynamic Analysis
  • Power Injectors
  • Electrocautery Units
  • Training and conference rooms

Toxikon’s Expertise in Surgical Research and Efficacy Testing

Toxikon is a fully equipped facility accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Our facilities also have Assurance with National Institutes of Health for federally-funded research. Our well-designed Bedford facility offers surgical suites with adjacent pre- and post-operative care areas to meet unique needs.