Services for Researchers

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine collaborates with pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Our veterinary specialists assist corporate sponsors with animal model development, discovery, and proof-of-concept studies for preclinical testing of novel compounds and medical devices in a wide array of species. We have the technology, expertise, and experience to facilitate product development for veterinary and human health markets.

Cummings School veterinary experts help bridge the gap between animals and people, and between proof-of-concept and clinical trials. Our strengths include working with large animal models, experimental surgery, regenerative medicine, ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment, orthopedics, MRI and CT imaging, pulmonology, and pathology. Additional resources include project management, AAALAC- accredited vivarium, high health research swine, and laboratory and office space.

What We Do

From start-ups to large pharmaceutical companies, we assist sponsors with model development, discovery, and proof-of-concept studies for pre-clinical and clinical testing of novel compounds and medical devices in a wide array of species. We can also collaborate as subcontractors on a company’s SBIR or STRR proposal. We have the technology, expertsresources, and services to effectively support diverse projects.

Where We Excel

We have a long and successful history of corporate collaboration.

Located in central Massachusetts, we benefit from a rich web of creative investigators, highly skilled technicians and clinical specialists, proximity to major biomedical research and human and veterinary care facilities, and collaborative relationships with health care and academic institutions in the region.

Our resources include advanced imaging technology, project management, and technical support. We provide skilled husbandry and research support of large and small laboratory animal species. On-site breeding produces high-health research swine to investigator requirements.

Our animal care program is registered with the USDA, accredited by Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC), and has an Assurance of Compliance with the NIH Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare. Our research is overseen by our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Research Resources for External Investigators

Diversity and innovation. We have the experts, expertise, animal models, and facilities to support the kind of research needed today in veterinary and human health and life sciences industries. Our collaborators benefit from access to both traditional laboratory animals as well as farm species that can be used in research.

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Animals for Biomedical Research

We have unique research expertise and technical capability to work with swine, sheep, goats, and cattle. Additional services include rodent and large animal breeding management.

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Research Facilities

Ideally equipped to support cutting edge research work, Cummings campus includes dedicated research and animal housing facilities, as well as referral hospitals with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology including large and small animal procedure rooms and HEPA-filtered surgical suites.

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Our Experts

We have the expertise, animal models and facilities to support the kind of research needed today in human health and life sciences industries. We customize each collaboration to meet the needs of our industry partners. With board-certified veterinarians in over twenty clinical specialties, our team represents a diverse array of specialties.

Contact Us

Kumari Andarawewa
Director of the Division of Animal Resources, Department of Animal Resources or 508-887-4670

Dr. Kumari Andarawewa will be your initial point of contact and will introduce you to potential faculty collaborators and the Laboratory Animal Medicine Service (LAMS) staff to identify necessary resources to support your work.