The core is staffed by 4-5 veterinarians with surgical experience, a Study Director (GLP), a Quality Assurance and Quality Control Officer (GLP), 2-3 research technicians, and 5-10 research assistants. The core supports the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in translational sciences through our unique training opportunities (hyperlink). Our staff are responsible for day to day operations (24/7 365 days), project management, animal care, data collection, and evaluation of in vivo and ex vivo components of a given study.
AMC-CORL is supported by the various departments at the New Bolton Center, including Anesthesia, Radiology, Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, and the Department of Clinical Studies. Studies starting on a small scale may take advantage of our large biobank of specimens prior to moving into in vivo trials which may culminate in pivotal non-clinical trials (GLP/VICH GL-9) in support of FDA or OUS-FDA submissions.
We host PI’s, trainees, and sponsors during clinical procedures to support and enrich their experience in a cross-functional team setting. This animal model core platform at Penn Vet New Bolton Center has a deep and multifaceted subject matter expertise and logistical capabilities in translational research. Thus, it benefits principal investigators, associated faculty, and industry sponsors to continue to pioneer, enhance, and support translational research enterprise with the University of Pennsylvania.