Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies
College Station, Texas
Square Footage: 105,000
LEED Silver Targeted
Turnkey Facility of the Year, 2010
The Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) is a Core GLP Center for translational research & preclinical studies. The primary purpose of TIPS is to conduct medical device and combination product safety studies in large animal models. The Core Imaging Center associated with TIPS participates in clinical and preclinical research.
The facility includes a large animal (pig, sheep and cow models) surgery suite with two operating rooms, ICU's, prep rooms and sponsor labs. The imaging center includes a state-of-the-art 7 Tesla large Bore MRI, a 3T MRI and other associated imaging equipment.
TIPS includes three large outdoor holding paddocks of approximately 9 acres with support buildings. Indoor holding facilities include 18 large animal holding rooms, each capable of accomodating 12 animals for a total capacity of more than 200 animals. The office for technology commercialization and nine biomedical research labs comprise the second floor. The facility also includes a 140-seat auditorium.