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CBSET's fully-equipped surgical suites include broadcasting of procedures through a secure Internet connection.

State-of-the-art Biomedical Facilities

CBSET’s biomedical facilities - a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Lexington, and a newly refurbished 22,000 square foot swine breeding facility in Grafton - include vivariums, catheterization/imaging labs, surgical suites, and dedicated labs for necropsy, histopathology, SEM and biomechanics. Our outstanding facilities have been recognized and awarded full AAALAC accreditation, and have an excellent record with the FDA and USDA.

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Fully-equipped surgical suites


Our state-of-the-art surgical suites can be configured to meet the needs of each individual study. Each operating suite is equipped with anesthesia machines, ventilators, hemodynamic and airway gas monitoring systems, surgery tables, and hospital grade fluoroscopy systems. Each surgical suite has a dedicated prep and recovery room, scrub area and includes an adjacent conference room with viewing windows, video output and two-way audio for comfortable study monitoring. Surgery suites are also fully equipped for videotaping or broadcast of procedures over a secure internet connection using a variety of camera locations and positions.

The surgery suites are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including:


  • Fluoroscopy:
    • GE Innova® 2100 flat-panel fluoroscope with 3D rotational angiography
    • OEC 9900 Elite mobile fluoroscope
  • CT: Neurologica CereTom
  • Electrophysiology:
    • Biosense Webster CARTO3 EP mapping
    • GE Mac-Lab and Cardiolab recording systems
    • Cardiostimulator unit (MicroPace)
  • Intravascular  imaging:
    • St. Jude Illumien Optis OCT
    • Volcano IVUS
    • TTE, TEE, ICE
  • Ultrasound / Echocardiography
  • Endoscopy / Laparoscopy: Olympus EVIS EXERA II laparoendoscopic tower, including:
    • VISERA PRO HD camera head
    • CO2 insufflation unit
    • 0° and 30° laparoscopes
    • Dual-channel gastroscope
    • DVD recording

Necropsy and histopathology labsnecropsyroombluehoses

CBSET’s dedicated necropsy suites for full tissue harvest and fixation include downdraft tables, fume hoods for directed ventilation, and direct pass-through windows to the histology laboratory to ensure chain of custody for all materials. Our dedicated histopathology lab contains all the necessary equipment for paraffin or resin-embedding, sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry and analysis.

Secure conference facilitiesconferenceroom

CBSET’s unique facility provides secure, self-contained conference rooms with direct visibility, access and communication into our surgical suites. Facilities include observation window and audio into surgery suites, private changing area and lockers, bathroom, scrub area and direct access to the surgical suites. The conference rooms also come fully equipped with everything you need to stay productive, including wireless internet, teleconferencing, printing capabilities, and catered meals and snacks.

Multispecies housinganimals

CBSET sets the precedent in multispecies facilities, with accommodations for swine, sheep, calves, rabbits and rodents (mice and rats) as well as other species on request. CBSET’s attentive veterinary staff acts in accordance to an internally governed Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), as well as with strict adherence to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations and standards as set by OLAW and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

State-of-the-art Swine Breeding Facility

CBSET’s AAALAC-accredited swine breeding facility, a newly refurbished 22,000 square-foot facility located in Grafton, MA, provides purpose-bred swine for research.

The Grafton facility provides:

  • Class A USDA licensed facility
  • AAALAC-accredited facility
  • Qualified and credentialed staff
  • Exemplary animal welfare
  • Closed colony; purebred Yorkshire herd
  • Excellent health status
  • Delivery available using temperature-
    controlled vehicle