Scientific services

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.


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:

  • 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
  • Conduct maintenance protocols
  • Media/reagent preparation
  • Basic microscopy
  • Cell resuscitation
  • Cell line passaging
  • Growth curves
  • Processing and embedding tissue
  • Sectioning and cryo-sectioning of tissue
  • H/E (hematoxylin eosin) staining of tissue
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of tissue
  • Maintain flow cytometry instrumentation
  • Set up experiment and compensation controls
  • Record sample data
  • Perform cell batch analysis and export report data
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

Accelerate discovery with scientific services teams dedicated to your unique vision. Contact us today.

Ready to move your next innovation forward? Avantor Services can help.

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 300,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world.