Preclinical Services

Conducting high quality preclinical studies tailored to your research question


Dr Stephan Zeiter

Program Leader

Focus Area Leader:

Preclinical Services comprises preclinical surgery and the preclinical facility. Preclinical Services conduct all AO Research Institute Davos in vivo studies—often in close collaboration with other focus areas. We have the skills, experience, and knowledge to assist researchers in a modular manner, starting with project design and ending with data analysis and publication. We also continuously refine our models and methodology.

The main partners for collaborative projects are the different groups of the AO Research Institute Davos, AO clinicians, AO industrial partners, and external institutions.

Expertise, experience, accreditation, and certifications

Staff in the surgery focus area are highly qualified and specialized in laboratory animal medicine (ECLAM) and our animal caregivers have gained extensive experience with different preclinical models over the last decades.
All in vivo studies are carried out with the highest responsibility and reproducibility. Animal welfare, the quality of the data generated and occupational health and safety are of high importance to us. Preclinical Services is ISO 9001:2015 certified, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certified, and has AAALAC accreditation. 

Meet the team

See more about the team on the Preclinical Services group page

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