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Summa Health Akron City Hospital Summa Center for Preclinical Research and Surgical Skills Training

Summa Center for Pre-clinical Research and Skills Training (PRST)
The Summa Center for Pre-clinical Research and Skills Training is staffed with a team of professionals that:

Support the development and conduct of pre-clinical research studies using animals
Support the development and conduct of educational programs that are focused upon experimental and applied surgery, using both animate and inanimate models
Education Programs
The skills lab hosts a range of skills programs including laparoscopic training, suture/knot tying training, endoscopy and microsurgery training. The PRST is a regional testing site for the Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery. The PRST also provides full service support for industry sponsored education programs. These support services include OR video feed, access to classrooms, video/computer support, catering, animate labs, and wet lab space.

Research Programs
The PRST also supports the development and conduct of applied surgical research projects using animal models. The PRST staff is experienced with laboratory animal management, husbandry and surgical techniques. The staff welcomes the opportunity to discuss your research needs.

Facilities & Equipment
The PRST is an AAALAC accredited and USDA registered research facility and features two fully equipped aseptic surgery suites, a microsurgery suite, a training and education suite and all necessary ancillary support rooms. Specialized equipment that is available includes inhalation anesthesia, electro-surgery units, microsurgery scope, ultrasound, EKG and physiologic parameter monitors, 5 high definition laparoscopic surgery towers with HD video capture. The lab also features digital photography/video systems along with a computerized data/image collection and analysis system.

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Summa Health Akron City Hospital Summa Center for Preclinical Research and Surgical Skills Training
525 East Market Street Akron, Ohio, 44304 United States

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