Translational Imaging Center
The Translational Imaging Center’s (TIC) advanced diagnostic imaging encompasses the most advanced imaging research technology available today in partnership with Siemens, Philips, Fuji, and GE. The facility generates, and manages, digital images through a sophisticated Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). Some modalities offered by TIC are CT 128-slice, PET/CT Time-of-Flight, MRI 3T, Cardiac Cath Lab, Ultrasound, and X-Ray (CR). For more information, and an extensive list of services or compatible study types, please visit the TIC website.
Cardiovascular Pathology Laboratory
The Cardiovascular Pathology Laboratory (CVP) supports diagnosis, research, and education on the Texas A&M University campus by providing innovative techniques to evaluate implantable devices in humans and animals. TAMU CVP is compliant with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines. Some services offered include Necropsy, Morphometery, Plastic Embedding, Micro-CT, Scanning Electron Microscopy, and TEM. An extensive list of services is available at the CVP website.
Texas A&M Technology Commercialization
TIPS maintains a close working relationship with Texas A&M Technology Commercialization (TTC). TTC promotes an industry-friendly environment to facilitate partnerships and commercialization. In addition, support from the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation highlights the unlimited economic development opportunities present in this 21st century community.
TTC’s mission is to spur practical application of The Texas A&M University System’s 11 universities’ research for public benefit as well as:
- encourage and assist those associated with the System in the protection, licensing, and commercialization of their discoveries
- guarantee the equitable distribution of royalties and other monetary benefits resulting from the commercial application of intellectual property
- ensure that commercialization activities benefit the research, education, outreach, and economic development missions of the A&M System and State of Texas into the future.
Texas A&M Bioscience Business Accelerator
TIPS is also home to the Texas A&M Bioscience Business Accelerator, a testing facility which provides comprehensive research services and product development support. The facility aims to accelerate the entire commercialization process, assisting with everything from product inception to clinical trials. 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. Incubator benefits include access to dedicated wet lab space and office space, access to meeting rooms, and facilities services.
Incubator tenants should have the capacity for growth, and the potential to provide economic benefits to Texas and the Research Valley. They should create new jobs and opportunities for members of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M, its faculty, researchers, students, as well as local businesses.