Assay Design and Development

Why do you need good assay design and development?

Often academic labs perform biochemical or cell-based assays in low throughput in microtubes, 6-12 well plates or petri dish format and employ methodologies and controls that are unsuited to the automated industrial screening environment. This can hamper the ability to convince potential industrial partners and in the writing of convincing arguements in translational/drug discovery oriented grant applications.

Stem Cell Solutions can offer advice and guidance in the development, adaptation and miniaturisation of both biochemical and cell-based assays to make them suitable for transfer to an industrial collaborator or academic drug discovery unit.

Our experience is based on 5 years work developing a range of complex stem-cell assays in 96-and 384-well format as part of a cutting edge stem cell technologies screening programme.