We collaborate with clients to leverage these Houston Methodist resources for establishing successful preclinical testing in both GLP and non-GLP environments depending on your specific needs.

Comparative Medicine

Our Comparative Medicine Program employs veterinary staff and animal facilities for conducting small and large animal GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and non-GLP preclinical studies that follow all FDA guidelines. More >

Translational Imaging

Translational Imaging Core offers access to high-performance imaging for preclinical and clinical investigative studies, including magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography (PET) with an on-site cyclotron. It provides a preclinical and PET imaging clinic for multimodality imaging studies on preclinical models. More >


MITIE℠ is an innovative virtual hospital and hands-on clinical training facility for health care professionals seeking to maintain excellent procedural skills and acquire new proficiencies. More >

Preclinical Catheterization

Preclinical Catheterization Core is a state-of-the-art environment that tests and trains physicians, nurses and technologists in the use of medical devices in preclinical or inanimate models. More >

cGMP Core

cGMP Core provides internal investigators and academic or industry partners with a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant and cost-effective route to translating novel therapeutics and devices to the clinic. More >

Machine Shop Core

Machine Shop Core develops experimental prototypes of medical devices and fabricates custom-made laboratory equipment according to detailed specifications. More >

Upon achieving preclinical validation, clients gain access to our Clinical Research Service Core with its resources for moving forward with early phase clinical trials.