Bioskills Lab


The Hartzler Research and Training Center promotes the development of healthcare professionals with a state-of-the-art tissue lab and hands-on training, for use in all areas of biomedical research and education.

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the campus of Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., the Hartzler Research and Training Center (HRTC) offers an expert hands-on education and training facility for physicians, industry specialists, key opinion leaders and other medical professionals.

A fully-equipped bioskills lab that features advanced technology and anatomical models, the HRTC will customize coursework and prep tissue specifically to your needs. We support research in all biomedial specialties, helping our clients achieve their desired outcomes and professional education goals.

Bioskills Lab

Amenities and Features

  • 1,100 SF bioskills lab with adjoining conference room accommodating up to 60 attendees
  • State-of-the-art GE angiography system
  • Tissue acquisition for education and research
  • Working with AATB certified tissue companies across the U.S.A. to provide one-stop event planning to support bioskills training
  • C-Arm
  • IVUS
  • Ultrasound
  • Capabilities to live video broadcast training course anywhere as long as the receiving location has a quality internet connection
  • Inquire about mobile options
  • Full service concierge services for sponsors’ education and research planning needs
  • Competitive cost-based pricing allowing for a-la-carte service to include equipment rental for items not in the lab

Plan and reserve the Hartzler Research and Training Center for your custom bioskills opportunity.

Bioskills Lab
Bioskills Lab


Dr. Geoffrey Hartzler was a revered pioneer in the field of interventional cardiology, and the first physician to use percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) to treat myocardial infarction. Despite initial skepticism from the medical world, he was able to refine and defend the procedure, establishing angioplasty as the preferred standard of care worldwide – saving millions of lives.

Dr. Hartzler also started the first interventional cardiology teaching courses in the United States, training a generation of cardiologists. In 1986, he developed the advanced Angioplasty Fellowship training program, which has been emulated around the world.

Dr. Hartzler joined CSI’s Board of Directors in 2002. His wisdom, leadership and profound dedication to the well-being of his fellow human beings helped shape CSI and contributed deeply to the company’s ongoing success.

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