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Contract research

Our team of internationally-recognised research scientists have the expertise to resolve a wide variety of bioanalytical and chemical challenges

We have been drawing on our industry-leading knowledge of chemical and bioanalytical measurement science, coupled with our access to leading-edge analytical instrumentation and excellence in project management to provide answers for a wide variety of technical challenges on behalf of government, for many years.  A recent example of this work includes our development of a certified reference material for the immunosuppressant drug tacrolimus, to improve therapeutic drug monitoring following an organ transplant.  
What are the benefits of out-sourcing research activities to LGC?
  • Confidence; as the UK government’s designated National Measurement Laboratory and Designated Institute (DI) for chemical and bioanalytical measurement, LGC already performs the research at the forefront of analytical science that resolves a broad range of high-impact technical challenges
  • Rapid delivery; LGC has a large, multi-disciplinary team of analytical experts and project managers that adopt a milestone-led approach for short turnaround times in set-up, research delivery and report-out.  
  • Unparalleled performance; access to a very broad range of the most up-to-date analytical testing platforms for gold-standard measurement accuracy and target characterization
  • Flexible approach; LGC has the technical and operational framework required to accommodate broad variety of contracts in terms of measurement challenge and project length
  • Robust; comprehensive programme of method validation for confirmation of accuracy and reliability of research results 
  • Novel intellectual property; proven, royalty-free HyBeacon molecular probe technology that delivers improved interrogation of DNA and RNA targets
To learn more about our ongoing research projects as well as those we have successfully completed on behalf of the UK government; please visit our National Measurement Laboratory and Designated Institute pages.

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