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NAMSA expands minneapolis preclinical laboratory to meet industry demand for medtech research and development solutions

BUSINESSWIRE—November 11, 2021—MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—NAMSA, the world’s leading MedTech Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering global end-to-end development services, announced today the expansion of its Minneapolis preclinical research laboratory. This expansion will add 55,000 sq. ft. to the current 130,000 sq. ft. preclinical campus in Minneapolis.

NAMSA, through its preclinical, interventional and surgical research services, provides medical device Sponsors a broad range of laboratory models and analysis tools, including state-of-the-art surgical instrumentation and catheterization labs, imaging capabilities and fully equipped surgical suites. With this expansion, the organization will increase capacity for early-stage feasibility studies and complex R&D investigations, while also adding additional surgical suites and catheterization laboratories.

Image (Clockwise): Dr. Michael Conforti, DVM (APS Founder, Vice President-Preclinical Operations-NAMSA); Dr. Emily Drake, DVM (Sr. Director, Regional ISR/Veterinary Operations-NAMSA); and Christophe Berthoux (NAMSA CEO) review blueprints and expansion
plans at NAMSA’s Minneapolis preclinical laboratory facility.

“We are excited to announce the news of our expanded laboratory capacity at a time when there is an industry-wide challenge of increased lead-times for preclinical services and laboratory capacity,” commented Christophe Berthoux, NAMSA CEO. “With competitor-reported timelines of up to nine months for new preclinical projects, NAMSA is pleased to readily assist medical device innovators with the ability to conduct timely, high-quality safety and performance evaluations for early-stage R&D efforts through this expansion and increased capacity,” Berthoux concluded.

NAMSA’s Minneapolis preclinical laboratory expansion will occur in two stages with completion slated for April 2022 and December 2022, respectively.

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Helping medical device Sponsors improve healthcare since 1967, NAMSA is the world’s leading MedTech Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering global end-to-end development services. Driven by its global regulatory expertise and in-depth therapeutic knowledge, NAMSA is dedicated to accelerating medical device product development, offering only the most proven solutions to move clients’ products through the development lifecycle efficiently and cost-effectively. From medical device testing; regulatory, reimbursement and quality consulting; and clinical research services, NAMSA is the industry’s premier, trusted partner for successful development and commercialization outcomes. Web: namsa.com

Leah Davidson, MA, MBA, PCM

Leah Davidson, MA, MBA, PCM

Leah has been with NAMSA since 2016 and currently serves as Senior Manager of Global Marketing Communications. She possesses nearly 25 years' experience within the medical device and healthcare technology industries and has worked in various marketing and communications capacities throughout her career. In her role at NAMSA, she is responsible for the development and implementation of brand strategies and marketing communications initiatives that help drive the organization's sales and organizational growth goals globally.