Why use Total Scientific?
Understanding and harnessing the power of biomarkers is a considerable challenge, not least because of the wide range of specialist skill sets that are required. Getting it right offers the prospect of a concrete commercial advantage over your competitors, but pitfalls abound and reliance on a poorly validated surrogate biomarker could spell disaster. Partnership with a contract research company, like Total Scientific, whose expertise is focussed entirely on the identification, measurement and analysis of biomarkers, is the best way to navigate this minefield with confidence. Exploit our skills to your commercial advantage.
Our experienced team can help you get the most out of your biomarker programme, whether your aim is to identify, validate or measure a biomarker. With the correct expertise on board your biomarker programme is like to be quicker, more cost-effective and more than anything else fit for your purpose.
Our strength is in our people and their attention to detail. We aim to provide the best quality output while maintaining competitive pricing. It is our belief that extra effort put into the design of a study can significantly improve its value to the client, without affecting the cost. Hence, we liaise carefully with prospective clients to ensure that the study we describe in the quotation is as close as possible to the one required by the client. This reduces additional costs incurred throughout the study to a minimum and ensures that our expertise in the design, performance and analysis of a project is brought to bear as early as possible. In addition, it ensures that the intentions of the original study design are carried forward into the practicalities of the study itself.
We pride ourselves on our ability to pick up and run with a wide range of projects, some of which maybe outside our areas of core expertise. This is facilitated by the combination of our broad experience in core biochemistry and cell biology techniques and an extensive network of contacts throughout the Cambridge biotechnology cluster.
We have a well-equipped general laboratory which enables us to perform a wide range of biochemistry and immunology related scientific research including multiplex analyses using a Luminex 200 Multiplex analyser. Our laboratory also contains containment level II tissue culture facilities allowing us to perform cell-based assays on both cell lines and primary tissue (human and other species). In addition, we have access to many additional facilities provided to companies on the Babraham Research Campus by Babraham Bioscience Technologies, including a BMG Pherastar analyser (for luminescence, fluorescence and fluorescence polarisaion assays), flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and more.
Excellent customer service
Together with the scientific capability to ensure that your project delivers its objectives, we offer a first-class service to our clients. Each project has a dedicated project manager who is also a scientist. This means that you have direct access to the person who is in charge of delivering the project to you. As well as regular project updates this provides you with easy access to someone who can help you with any queries, whether they are administrative or technical. The level of communication between you and us throughout the project is designed to fit with your needs. Typically, we have formal communication on a regular basis (perhaps weekly or biweekly). However, any significant results or issues that arise between these pre-arranged meetings would always be brought to you as soon as possible. This pro-active communication will continue even after the project has completed. Once the practical phase of a project is finished, we will always try and provide you with any raw data prior to the final written report. This is most usually seen in bioanalytical projects, where we know (as scientists ourselves) how keen our clients are to see the data. So once all of the quality control checks have been carried out the data is released to you immediately. Completion of the written report is then typically carried out in the following two or three weeks, but certainly within the timelines that formed part of our initial quotation.
The majority of our services are provided in our in-house laboratories. However, some are provided in collaboration with carefully-selected partners in the UK and elsewhere. Regardless of the way in which your project is managed, all services come with our personal guarantee that says that we do not think that you will find better quality elsewhere.
For more information about the biomarker services we offer, or Total Scientific Ltd and its staff please explore our website further.