Internationally renowned cardiovascular surgeons with a lifetime experience in preclinical research as well as the human clinic will guide you through your experiment, from design to surgery and reporting. World leading companies as well as small innovative research groups choose our outstanding cardiovascular service.

Proven extensive experience in:

  • Open-chest cardiac valve implantation (mitral/aortic/pulmonary valves)
  • TAVI
  • Peripheral arterial disease (eg aortic aneurysm)
  • Cardiac assist devices
  • Total artificial heart implantation
  • Venous/arterial grafts
  • Myocardial infarction models
  • ECMO and ECLS
  • Innovative cannula testing
  • Cardiac rhythm devices
  • Interventional radiology
  • Arterial embolization
  • Vascular patches

Dermatology & Wound healing

Pigs are ideal models for human wound care research due to identical physical properties.

Our surgical experience in the creation of critical skin lesions is at your service.


The translational relevance of pigs in the gastrointestinal domain is well-known.

Novel therapeutics, innovative endoscopes and creation of gastrointestinal disease conditions all find their utility in a pig model.

Our experience entails for example the creation of fistulated pigs and the use of an intestinal loop model.

Innovative Model Development

Sometimes there is just no suitable animal model found in literature for your innovative device.

We think with you and use our vast experience in animal experimentation to design and develop the right model or adapt existing models to your need.


We have a gold standard ZEISS surgical microscope at your disposal and a network of external ophthalmologic experts at your service for ocular surgeries, injections and implantations.


  • Critical size bone defect
  • Cartilage repair
  • Osseo-integration of new implant materials in heterotopic as well as orthotopic position
  • Spinal cage placement

Production of antibodies

The special properties of llama and alpaca antibodies make these molecules ideal candidates to develop novel therapeutics.

We screen and house the animals and master the necessary techniques for immunization.


  • Nerve desensitization
  • Urinary tract injectable/implantable materials