IBEX offers a variety of in-vivo research services ranging from simple single-dose pharmacokinetic studies to more complex projects requiring surgical instrumentation.

IBEX provides close veterinary oversight for all study animals, as well as supplemental research support services. For example, analytical chemistry, histopathology, SEND report writing, and GLP quality assurance auditing are available through affiliated organizations.


  • Our Mission is “to bless the lives of people through preclinical research.”
  • GLP compliant studies
  • AAALAC, International accredited
  • Efficient and nimble
    • 2–3-week lead time is possible from initial contact to study start
    • IACUC review less than two weeks, on average
    • Multiple surgeons and tables allow for accelerated operation times
  • Prompt access to surgical images and data
  • Direct contact to management and technical team
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GLP Studies
Study design, protocol preparation, and study execution.

Feasibility and proof of concept

Animal Models
Large: Porcine, Ovine, Caprine, Canine
Small: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit

Scientific Objectives
Proof of Concept, Drug Distribution/ pharmacokinetics

Our Core Specialties


Our systems are well-honed to be efficient, so clients attending the procedures can get in and out quickly. Surgical procedures are performed by an experienced veterinary surgeon, resulting in surgical quality, reproducibility and uniform techniques between cases and studies. Our clients have a variety of study objectives, ranging from ISO 10999 biocompatibility, implant toxicity, efficacy or internal screening due diligence studies.

We have extensive experience with:

  • Osteoinductivity
  • Bone Regeneration Critical Size Defect
  • Spine Fusions
  • Drill Defects
  • Long Bone Segmental Defects
  • Flat Bone and Mandibular Defects
  • Efficacy studies that mimic clinical implantation
  • Regulatory (ISO10999) Biocompatibility Studies (ISO)
  • Discovery or Due Diligence Studies
  • Flat Bone Defects (Sheep, Canine, Rat, and Rabbit Craniotomy)

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Wound Healing
  • Gut Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Intestinal Anastomosis and Wound Healing
  • Solid Organ Hemostasis Product Emulation
  • Soft Tissue Laser Coagulation Studies
  • Full and Partial-Skin Thickness Wound Healing Studies
  • Urethral Cannulation in Swine with Degradation Kinetics and Encrustation
  • Carotid Interposition Grafting
  • Intestinal Catheter Placement for Site Specific Dosing and PK
  • Chronic Portal Vein Cannulation for First Pass PK
  • Chronic Indwelling Bile Duct Catheterization

Interventional & Minimally Invasive

IBEX has decades of combined experience in therapy delivery systems and implantable medical device research. Our operators are Doctors of Veterinary Medicine or Academy of Surgical Research certified and have trained with some of the most prominent physicians and scientists in the field.

For example:

  • Neuroanurysm (Rabbit Elastase Model)
  • Cardiac Lead implants
  • Coronary Stent
  • Periperhaphal and vascular therapies
  • Embolics

Custom Procedures

We are innovators at heart, and we conduct many non-traditional or unique studies. A few examples:

  • Neurosurgical Modeling 
  • Non-surgical studies 
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicity (non-Metabolic)

Physician Training

We provide a setting for physicians to learn and master new and exciting products. Please contact us for details.

Local Area

“Cache Valley features a welcoming mountain atmosphere year-round. The city of Logan is known for its historic downtown and thriving theater scene. Hikers can explore the scenic trails in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, and some of the state’s best fly fishing is on the Logan River. In the winter, the trails are transformed into a mecca for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.”

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