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About TIPS

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The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) was formally established by the Board of Regents as an institute within Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas on May 25, 2007 to serve the preclinical needs of academic researchers and industry. TIPS reports administratively to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Exterior of Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies

Texas A&M University has a longstanding reputation as a leader in higher education and research. The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of the largest veterinary schools in the United States, having a wealth of expertise in:

  • all major veterinary medical specialties
  • animal husbandry
  • surgical and non-surgical interventional techniques
  • advanced imaging and diagnostics

These strengths give TIPS unique qualifications and positioning to conduct medical device and combination product safety studies in large animal models in compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations because of this direct association with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The TIPS GLP Quality System is led by staff with over 30 years of combined experience in conducting and managing FDA GLP studies.


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Incubator Space

Texas A&M Bioscience Business Accelerator

TIPS is also home to the Texas A&M Bioscience Business Accelerator, a testing facility capable of providing comprehensive research services and product development support to speed the commercialization process from product inception through clinical trials.

The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies' incubator will house early stage, emerging biomedical, pharmaceutical, or life science technology companies. The tenants have the opportunity to collaborate with one of the country's top research universities and will be a part of a growing entrepreneurial community. Industry and academic researchers will have access, in one location, to experts in all major fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, bioengineering, statistics, bioinformatics, laboratory animal medicine, business, and regulatory affairs.

Additional incubator benefits include:

  • access to dedicated wet lab space and office space,
  • proximity to researchers and students of Texas A&M and other members of The Texas A&M University System,
  • access to meeting rooms,
  • access to client business services from the Research Valley Innovation Center

Incubator tenants should have capacity for growth and potential to provide economic benefit to Texas and the Research Valley, including the potential to create new jobs and opportunities for members of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M, its faculty, researchers, and students, as well as local businesses.


Office of Technology Commercialization

TAMUS Office of Technology Commercialization

TIPS maintains a close working relationship with the Texas A&M University System Office of Technology and Commercialization, which promotes an industry-friendly environment to facilitate industry partnerships and commercialization. In addition, there is strong community support from the Research Valley Partnership economic development group, exemplifying the unlimited economic development opportunities in this 21st century community.

It is the mission of the Office of Technology Commercialization to encourage broad practical application of The Texas A&M University System research for public benefit; to encourage and assist those associated with the System in the protection, licensing, and commercialization of their ´┐╝discoveries; to ensure the equitable distribution of royalties and other monetary benefits resulting from the commercial application of intellectual property; and to see that commercialization activities benefit the research, education, outreach, and economic development missions of the System and State of Texas into the future.