The nonclinical contract research services and research models provider is expanding its Livermore, CA-based surgical capacity from 500 to 5,000 square feet and will nearly double its number of surgical technicians.
The expansion complements Envigo’s existing offering at its Indianapolis, IN site, and creates a West Coast Center of Excellence for surgical services, according to the company.
Envigo will install ICU recovery chambers and advanced ventilator and microscopic technologies. It will also fit individual ventilated cages (IVCs) and implement RFID and software surgical tracking systems.
Additionally, as part of the expansion, the company’s myocardial infarction (MI) research models will be made available to biotech companies on the West Coast.
“Our MI models adhere more consistently to the standards our biopharmaceutical researchers expect when conducting MI research,” said Brad Gien, head of North America surgery at Envigo.
"Research demand in this area is increasing as companies realize the high cost of keeping a trained surgical staff and surgical suite up and running," he told us.