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For over 3 decades, Access Technologies has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of quality access devices for use in pre-clinical research. We are a gobal company that provides solutions to meet the needs of our customers in the ever changing world of biomedical research and veterinary medicine.


It began in 1981 when Norfolk Medical Products pioneered the field of Vascular Access Ports (V-A-P) for use in human medicine for the delivery of chemotherapy. During the FDA approval process, Access Technologies, the pre-clinical divison of Norfolk Medical, changed the face of laboratory animal research forever when it introduced the Vascular Access Port to researchers and veterinarians.facility


Today our products are manufactured in our 11,000 square foot facility in the U.S.A.



ISO certified and FDA registered, we maintain a global distribution directly and through our network of experienced distributors world-wide.


We have the expertise and capability to modify many of our existing products or design specific products to meet your needs and will work with you to develop new and innovative infusion products from concept to creation. We invite you to peruse our website and call or email info@norfolkaccess.com if you need additional information.


The first V-A-P, the model GPV, was introduced into the research community in the early 1980's and provided many new research opportunities. It has proven to be device that has reduced animal use and minimized animal stress. We are proud of our history and the part we have played and invite you to review our Historical Highlights