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PMI Preclinical (Formerly Known As ISIS Services, LLC) 

1031 Bing Street

San Carlos  California  94070  U.S.A.
Phone: 510-704-0140 Fax: 650-637-1072


ISIS Services, a Bay-area life sciences company, provides contract research and development services to the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology communities.

Accelerate the development of your medical device by collaborating with ISIS Services. With over twenty-five years of experience in comparative medicine, ISIS Services has established a reputation for excellent science, strong surgical and clinical skills and customized, timely services. We are the longest running, fully independent contract surgical facility and have been conducting GLP studies since 1985. Our business has expanded due to our ability to respond quickly to our clients’ needs.

ISIS offers specialized services that support every step of your project goals—from prototype development and GLP clinical trials to surgeon training and market expansion studies. At each of these steps, ISIS provides expert capabilities in comparative medicine, surgery and pathology to help optimize device design and performance. In keeping with our service orientation, we maintain flexibility in scheduling and planning, and will do everything we can to work within your required time frame.

Our pre-clinical GLP and non-GLP capabilities range from feasibility studies, to safety and efficacy assessments, to physician and sales force training. The scope and nature of these studies includes: cardiovascular, orthopedic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, dermatological, and wound healing-- with an emphasis on medical device development and biomaterial testing.

ISIS employs a full-time veterinary staff, versed in surgery, pathology, anesthesia and laboratory animal medicine and a highly trained and experienced technical team. We work directly along side our clients and support every step of your efforts to enter the marketplace. Our technical team offers guidance on variables such as vessel size, anatomical locations, and organ structure.

Providing the latest in experimental surgery capabilities since 1990, our experimental surgery facility offers four state-of-the-art surgical suites, animal preparation and housing, necropsy room, surgery scrub areas, instrument preparation area, and associated laboratory support capabilities. Specialized equipment includes multiple digital mobile fluoroscopy units (OEC), multiple ultrasound units with TEE, IVUS, ICE and Transthoracic capabilities. Additional instrumentation includes EKG with multiple pressure and monitoring capabilities, internal and external defibrillators, and pulse oximetry. Our capabilities are designed for acute and chronic studies that range from small animal models, such as cardiac ischemia models in rodents, to large animal models such as intracranial ventricle cannulation in swine modeal, with an emphasis on the larger models.

ISIS’s convenient location in the San Francisco Bay area place us in close proximity to a large concentration of medical device companies, leading academic institutions and medical and surgical conferences held in San Francisco. As such, it is easy for clients and physicians to visit and work with us on site.

To ensure regulatory compliance, ISIS’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all new protocols prior to acceptance. ISIS also follows Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines and maintains compliances and assurances with the USDA, NIH, FDA and DEA.

Nicole Barnett
Director of Operations
(510) 704-0140 ext. 102

Deborah Kaldunski
Sr. Manager Sales/Marketing
(510) 704-0140 ext. 104

Key Management

  • Jorge L. Garcia, D.V.M. – Vice President of Operations
  • James E. Ferguson, M.S., Ph.D., D.V.M. – Senior Clinical Veterinarian
  • Ralph W. Thurlow, B.SW., D.V.M. – Senior Clinical Veterinarian
  • Nicole Barnett, R.N., M.B.A., DHSc. – Director of Operations
  • Deborah Kaldunski-Cole – Sr. Manager of Sales & Marketing

    Key Statistics

    Ownership: Private

    Web Site: PMI Preclinical

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