Preclinical Services

Conducting high quality preclinical studies tailored to your research question


Dr Stephan Zeiter

Program Leader

Focus Area Leader:
Preclinical Surgery

Preclinical Services comprises Preclinical Surgery, Preclinical Facility and Tissue Morphology. Preclinical Services conducts all in vivo studies at AO Research Institute Davos—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 methodologies.

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

Our goals are

  • to conduct all in vivo studies with the utmost responsibility and to the highest standards of  reproducibility

  • to ensure animal welfare and to apply the 3R principles

  • to refine preclinical models and methodologies

  • to process tissue for histological analysis, evaluate slides and report on findings

  • to produce data of high quality in accordance with ISO 9001:2015Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and AAALAC. 

Focus areas

Meet the team

See more about the team on the Preclinical Services research program

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