Large Animal Intensive Care Unit
Advanced Models for Pre-Clinical Translational Sciences

A major bottleneck in translational research is the lack of viable, demonstrable models that more accurately simulate human disease and treatment options in the pre-clinical stages of critical care.

Recognizing the compelling need to develop large animal models for biomedical research, we created a sophisticated large animal operative and intensive care unit capable of creating and supporting high-fidelity preclinical models of complex states of critical illness and injury including multisystem trauma, traumatic brain injury, burn trauma, cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care, and sepsis and multi-organ failure. These models are available for integrated projects ranging from exploring the basic pathophysiology of critical illness and injury to developing new diagnostics, therapeutics, devices, and digital health solutions ready for clinical testing in critical care.

The fully equipped large animal operating suite consists of two stations for non-survival surgery, four stations for survival surgery, two stations for recovery and intensive care and two preparation rooms with separate entrances for surgeon prep and for animal prep/recovery.

For more information contact:
M. Hakam Tiba, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine


Clinical Research Laboratory
Patient Test Beds

An international leader in patient care, education and research, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) critical care network is home to 10 critical care units including a new emergency department ICU, a Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, as well as Survival Flight, ambulatory and home care programs.

Packaged through us, this robust spectrum of critical care environs provides access to a comprehensive 'clinical research laboratory' that offers members access to patient test beds, voice of customer representatives, and specialized clinical trial programs to facilitate rapid product development.

For more information contact:
Phil Jacokes, MBA
Managing Director, MCIRCC