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Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories

Proof of Concept

At the Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) we can take your novel idea or new application for an existing technology and help you bring it to the next level. We do this by providing real time analysis of comparative effectiveness of your pilot device versus the competition.

We have a knowledgeable and supportive staff that will help you through the challenges of finding the right animal model or surgical technique that optimizes your results. Our team thrives on creating important animal models that will prove the true efficacy of your devices. We can provide you with both standard and study specific models and cadavers. We can also provide flexible post-op recovery and long-term housing, when needed.

As part of a large university and hospital network, we have access to physicians, clinicians, surgeons and veterinarians that can help with the feedback and troubleshooting that is required in early proof of concept experiments, in many cases at no additional cost.

We can arrange for an on-site Tufts Medical Center surgeon or clinician to assist with your study, reducing the travel costs and scheduling difficulties of bringing in outside physicians. If you do need to bring in an outside consultant or surgeon to work on your project, we are conveniently located in downtown Boston, minutes from the airport.

To learn more about our proof of concept services or to schedule a tour, please call or 617-636-5613 or e-mail Corinna.Beale@tufts.edu.