Medical Device Pathology

Charles River supports developers and manufacturers of medical devices from the proof-of-concept stage to pivotal safety and efficacy evaluations. We are able to offer an integrated approach to medical device studies with a commitment to scientific excellence, an appreciation for client-specific issues and an understanding of regulatory considerations.

  • Protocol preparation
  • Necropsy support
  • Sample preparation
  • Histopathology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Photographic documentation
  • Morphometric evaluation
  • Plastic embedding and sectioning of all materials (e.g., intact stents, bone devices)
  • Imaging

Our technicians and pathologists are experts in anatomical and clinical pathology and can prepare and evaluate all categories of devices:

  • External devices (intact as well as breached or compromised surfaces)
  • External communicating devices (intact natural channels, plus indirect and direct blood paths)
  • Internal devices (bone, tissue and fluid, and blood)

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