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CONTRACT R & D


All aspects of work relating to mycoplasmas can be undertaken, our commercial background lending appreciation of clients constraints and necessary scheduling.

This page lists possible projects but please ask about your specific requirements so that you can assess our capabilities.


ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING

Testing can range from individual isolates to large-scale studies on, for example, novel compound screening, product registration or field trials.


ISOLATION SURVEYS

These could be required for the assessment of vaccine or antibiotic treatments or where antibiotic susceptibility of isolates required determination.

Our laboratories can assist in the isolation of mycoplasmas of clinical and veterinary significance in laboratories which lack access to suitable media and expertise.

High quality isolation work can be achieved in any country either by using courier services to return samples to our laboratories or by the supply of media.

Clinical Isolation Services Price List


VALIDATION OF DOWNSTREAM  PROCESSING PROCEDURES FOR MYCOPLASMA REMOVAL

 I.e. Spiking studies


FILTER TESTING

The widespread use of filters - from syringe size to cartridge/capsule - for sterilising cell culture media necessitates testing of new products for mycoplasma retention.

Contract work usually requires validation of viable unit capture on membranes prior to large volume filter testing.

Other possibilities of our filtration work include:

Note: This is a non destructive test -in-situ testing is a possibility


DIAGNOSTICS DEVELOPMENT

These could involve the development of isolation kits for specific organisms or selective/diagnostic medium development. Application of antibodies to mycoplasma detection and identification or antigens for antibody detection.


VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Production media can be designed and yields assessed up to pilot scale prior to hand-over of procedures for scaling up.

Support can continue through production with, additionally, design of vaccine test protocols and contact with Regulatory Authorities.


CONFIDENTIALITY

Please see our policy on confidentiality.