Recently, members of our research and support teams spent a day at Plato BioPharma honing their skills in pressure-volume surgery using Millar catheters, and shoring up their understanding of PV theory, heart mechanics and recorded parameters.
Plato BioPharma is a state-of-the-art research facility in Denver, and our team was privileged to be instructed by both the lab's founder and namesake, Dr. Craig Plato - a world-leading expert in small animal surgery and in vivo pharmacology - and Kristin Joly, the Associate Director of in vivo operations.
Under Kristin and Craig's guidance, the team practiced baselines, occlusions, and saline injections.
For many, the highlight of the session was using Millar catheters to perform hands-on catheterization surgery via the carotid artery.
For our team, being able to perform this surgery and seeing the real-time visualization of PV loops during catheter insertion, traction and adjustment has given them a whole new level of experience and expertise:
"Being able to participate in the surgeries was really great and has reinforced my understanding of the specific techniques involved, like surgical techniques for catheter placement and the level of calibration required."
The training session was invaluable, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with the research community.
The ADInstruments' team want to say a huge, collective 'Thank You!!' to Craig, Kristin and the rest of the Plato BioPharma team for hosting us and sharing their incredible knowledge!
About Plato BioPharma
ADInstruments and Plato BioPharma have formed a strategic training partnership agreement to improve in vivo pre-clinical research practices by providing advanced education courses with hands-on world-class instruction in a state-of-the-art facility, featuring the latest advances in life science research equipment technologies. Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) was founded in 2010 by Dr. Craig Plato who had the vision to build a world-class preclinical drug discovery CRO specializing in in vivo physiological and pharmacological studies with complementary biochemical, biomarker and histology analysis in the cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, diabetes and hepatic therapeutic areas.