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Many prospective drugs are tested in the drug development pathway, all of which require significant resource to investigate. Our world-leading experts make use of a vast array of techniques to help identify the most viable and effective drugs, saving considerable time and cost.
For example, mass spectrometry can provide high resolution, label-free imaging of drug distribution and concentration within cells or tissues, a powerful technique to help you make more quantitative decisions about possible drug candidates. We have unparalleled in-house expertise to identify the correct approach for a particular drug, and a complete range of techniques to provide powerful insight into the molecular and atomic world.
Pharmaceutical companies, life science start-ups and contract research organisations can benefit from our knowledge and experience as they seek to optimise their candidate drug discovery process.
We study and measure biomolecules in solution, cells and tissues to extract new understanding and test hypotheses through measurement. We know the pros and cons of different measurement techniques, and are working to make measurement tools and methods more robust, comparable, sensitive, specific and accurate.
High resolution biological imaging
NPL has expanded its comprehensive biological imaging capabilities to include Cryogenic-electron Microscopy (CryoEM). This powerful technique allows our research teams to see the structure of biomolecules with near atomic precision.
Our team of experts develops and uses range of cutting-edge measurement tools and methods to create new treatments and diagnostics, as well as make current ones more effective.
Surface analysis techniques are key to the understanding and characterisation of surfaces in advanced pharmaceutical technology research.
The National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) advances the research, development, understanding and application of the principal mass spectrometry imaging techniques.
We can evaluate the microstructure of a material using accurate and traceable electron microscopy.
Our research develops biophysical measurements to control quality and ensure reproducibility.
Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.
Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success. Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070