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Surgical + Interventional Research Laboratories

Let's push surgery to the next level. Expert guidance, new methods, and unique tools. Rapid contracting with low, flexible pricing.


Tufts Medical Center's Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) is a full-service surgical testing facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing.

We specialize in prototype studies, product evaluation, comparative testing and physician training and demonstration. We provide our external clients with a number of services, including proof of concept, interventional and surgical procedures, expert consulting from our 500+ on-site physicians, training and histology/pathology.

Our team of 40 employees and staff support will work with you to bring your novel idea or new application to the next level.

What sets us apart

  • More than 30 years of experience working with industry partners
  • Rapid contracting and flexible pricing with low, hourly rates
  • Over 500 on-site surgeons, physicians and veterinarians
  • 40,000 square feet of facilities with three operating rooms, a digital fluoroscopy angiocath lab, conference rooms and an auditorium
  • On-site histology and pathology services with an autopsy/necropsy room
  • Physician and sales representative training

Please explore our site to learn more about the services that we can offer you and your team. For information, call 617.636.5613 or e-mail

Applied research
  • Cardiology
  • Dental
  • Women’s health
  • Wound healing
Our team

Our team of over 40 employees and staff will support you as you work with us to bring your novel idea to fruition. Our staff of talented individuals includes:

Scott Perkins, VMD, MPH, Diplomate ACLAM     
Senior Director, DLAM; Attending Veterinarian  

Corinna Beale, DVM, SRS     
Assistant Director, SIRL; Staff Veterinarian, DLAM

Navin K. Kapur, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Diplomate ABIM     
Assistant Director, Interventional Cardiology Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, ABIM Certified in Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Internal Medicine

Lauren Richey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP     
Veterinary Pathologist, DLAM

Elizabeth Turner     
Business Manager

Contact Info
Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St.
Box 37
Boston, MA 02111
research lab

SIRL hosted the advanced surgical skills for exposure in trauma (ASSET) wet lab

The ACS Clinical Congress featured exceptional education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students and members of surgical teams. As one of Boston’s premiere locations for surgical training and research, Tufts Medical Center’s SIRL was proud to host this influential group and feature our collaborative surgical facility to help promote excellence and expertise in surgery.

Gennaro Carpinito, MD performing an urology surgery.

Let's push surgery to the next level

Expert guidance, new methods, and unique tools. Rapid contracting with low, flexible pricing.

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