James Ferguson, Palo Alto Bioresources

Office Hours: James Ferguson, Palo Alto Bioresources

You have designed a great new medical device, but you need to test it in the animal model. So what is the correct animal model for your study? Where will you do the study? How much is this going to cost? What does a GLP study entail? When can you start a GLP study? These are the types of questions we can discuss from a veterinarian’s perspective.

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where & When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th St., San Francisco)
Thursday, April 18, 2019


James E. Ferguson, PhD, DVM has over 15 years of experience in the medical device field. He has PhD in cell biology from UC Davis and DVM from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He has particular expertise in the preclinical aspects of the medical device field. He founded Palo Alto Bioresources LLC in 2013, and consults clients on study design, animal models, and execution of studies to maximize FDA approvals. He also performs surgery and anesthesia in all the major animal models used for preclinical studies.