Scientific services

Scientific services | Avantor

As labs are increasingly expected to maximize lab output while increasing ROI, many have embraced the role of on- and off-site dedicated scientific service partners as a means of generating new value streams within work models. Avantor’s teams of degree-level chemists, biologists, and engineers create your extended support team, performing protocol-driven work and implementing efficiencies within workflows supporting any scientific discipline – to save you time, accelerate your research pipeline and help you propel science forward, faster.

The value of science as a service: true scientific enablement

Scientific achievement relies on your lab leadership’s ability to collaborate with colleagues on discovery and expedite strategic decision-making affecting research outcomes. Partnering with Avantor’s scientific services teams, your research benefits from:

  • Fellow scientists adopting your project vision and contributing protocol-driven experiments and process insights to maximize the time of high-value resources
  • Bench and non-bench expertise customized and aligned to any scientific discipline
  • Task prioritization supporting efficiencies within the lab pipeline
  • Flexible, customizable deployment models to support ongoing projects and quickly accommodate shifting priorities
  • Customized performance metrics demonstrating contribution value and ROI
  • Personnel managed by Avantor to free your team from time-consuming administrative roles

At Avantor, we understand accelerating science relies on teams working cohesively to produce mission-based work aligned to a singular scientific vision.  That’s why the work of our accredited scientific services teams is dedicated to supporting research and development, quality control, and GxP-based workflows. We help advance science from discovery to delivery, supporting customers in biopharma, pharmaceutical, educational, industrial, and high-tech industries, respectively.

Scope of Work examples include:

1. Screening Assay Lab
  • Liquid handling: quality control assessment of automation equipment
  • Preparation of reference compounds to required concentrations
  • Serial dilution
  • Set up and operate plate-based assays
  • Assay data reporting
2. Cell Culture
3. Histology Core Lab
  • Processing and embedding tissue
  • Sectioning and cryo-sectioning of tissue
  • H/E (hematoxylin eosin) staining of tissue
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of tissue
4. Flow Cytometry Assay Lab
  • Maintain flow cytometry instrumentation
  • Set up experiment and compensation controls
  • Record sample data
  • Perform cell batch analysis and export report data
5. Upstream Bioprocess
  • Manage buffer preparation lab, equipment, single-use supplies
  • In-house solutions preparation from powders
  • Operate 2,000L single-use stirred tank system
  • Perform QA/QC protocols
  • Perform lab equipment daily checks
  • GMP lab record keeping
6. Drug Stability QC Chemistry
  • Product appearance test
  • Viscosity of the sample
  • Karl Fischer test
  • Particle size analysis
  • Manage stability chambers
  • Drug Dissolution study by HPLC
  • Drug Content by HPLC
  • Degradation Products by HPLC
7. Genotyping Lab
  • Receive tissue samples
  • Perform DNA extraction
  • Develop sequence-specific genotyping assays
  • Select Primers and Probes
  • Perform singleplex and multiplex real-time qPCR assay
  • Generate genotype study reports
8. Genomics Lab
  • Preparation of DNA samples and DNA beads
  • Operate and maintain laboratory instruments
  • Perform amplification assays
  • Preparation of Nucleotide mixes via HPLC
  • Assist with data collection and analysis
  • Specialized reagent preparation
9. Protein Purification Lab
  • Prepare mobile phase buffers
  • Pack and recycle chromatography columns
  • Collect and label batch samples
  • Maintain logs and documentation
  • Set up, breakdown, and clean equipment according to lab protocol
  • Lab waste record keeping and disposal
10. Discovery Chemistry Lab
  • Purification of small molecules by HPLC
  • Purification of small molecules by automated Flash Chromatography
  • Pooling and dry-down of chromatography fractions
  • Collect characterization data for isolated products (LCMS and NMR)

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