The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) provides large animal Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and translational research studies with unique access to expertise in all major medical and scientific disciplines including surgery, biomedical engineering, advanced imaging, pathology, radiography, interventional cardiology, neurology, animal behavior, chemistry, and engineering.

Our Mission

The Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies fosters multi-disciplinary service, research, and education. The primary focus of TIPS is to develop research activities and provide core services in the areas of device development, preclinical studies under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and biomedical imaging. In addition, the educational mission of TIPS centers around the advanced training of graduate and professional students within relevant scientific and engineering disciplines, as well as support the needs of degree programs that train students and industry personnel on regulatory issues within biotechnology.

Our Vision

To become a leader in translational research and provide comprehensive preclinical research services using an interdisciplinary approach to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of drug and device development from early stage and into clinical trials by:

  • seamlessly integrating all aspects of device and drug development from basic research/design to imaging and preclinical testing through human clinical trials;
  • facilitating the use of animals with naturally occurring disease as a viable research model;
  • and using our unique resources to develop new tools for molecular and translational imaging.

About TIPS

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.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