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Common Platforms

ELISA Assay

Our Quantikine® ELISAs are the most trusted on the market, and the most referenced immunoassays available for single analyte confirmation. Over 700 analytes as ready to use kits are available.

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Luminex Assays

Our Luminex® High Performance Panels and Luminex preconfigured panels make it easier than ever to select your biomarkers of interest in complex samples. Screen hundreds of targets from as little as 35 uL of sample.

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Automated ELISA Assays

Ella™ offers unparalleled automated Simple Plex™ assay technology allowing single or multi-analyte ELISAs hands-free on an automated microfluidic cartridge. Reproducible sensitivity, 4-5 log dynamic range, and zero cross-reactivity.

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What to Expect

PROVEN QUALITY

From core reagents to service the R&D Systems brand is synonymous with quality. In addition to our dedicated project managers and access to scientific experts, we utilize the latest in LIMS for sample management with end-to-end traceability. Results are ensured with dedicated QA oversight.

QUICK START

As the manufacturer, our assays have been validated at the time of development so your sample testing in the BTS Lab can begin immediately—no extra validation fees or waiting weeks or months for an assay evaluation to be completed.

ACCESS TO SCIENTISTS

When you work with BTS, you have direct access to the scientists that developed the assay your samples will be tested in.

A CUSTOM REAGENT BUILDS

Use the same lot of reagents throughout your study. The BTS Lab is uniquely able to obtain custom builds of reagents from our manufacturing group for your project.

About Us

Biomarker Testing Service was created based on our customer's needs for reliable data. We realized data integrity is number one when it comes to decision making.

We designed our service to make your sample analysis as easy as possible. Handoff your assay s Biomarker Testing Service Custom Quote election, testing, and supply logistics to us. Benefit from technical expertise, end-to-end traceability, and quality management systems. Watch our video to learn more!

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Platforms

BTS currently specializes in the following state-of-the-art testing platforms:
 
• ELISA
• Luminex
• Simple Plex
• Proteome Profiler
• Elispot
• Simple Western
 
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Sample Type

BTS covers a wide range of biological sample-types:
 
• Serum
• Plasma
• Cell Culture Supernates
• Cell Culture Lysates
• Urine
• Human Saliva
• Human Breast Milk
 
*Other sample types are available upon evaluation.

Sample Validation

Custom sample type evaluation is available if your desired assay has not yet been validated for your unique sample type. Typical evaluations include:
 
•      Spike and recovery to identify matrix interference
•      Linearity of sample dilution
•      Inter-assay precision & reproducibility (between different plates)
•      Intra-assay precision & reproducibility (within a plate)

Storage

Immediately upon receipt at BTS, samples are placed at the appropriate storage temperature and tracked using LabVantage® LIMS.
 
•  Sample chain of custody includes complete end-to-end traceability for a complete audit trail.
•  Sample storage options: -70◦C, -20◦C, 4◦C and room temperature.
 
*Other sample types are available upon evaluation.
 
Further sample handling information and sample shipping instructions can be found here.

Contract Research Organization

R&D Systems has more capabilities than a typical Contract research organization. Since 1985, we have produced the dependable reagents that have facilitated major biological discoveries. Leveraging the combined knowledge of our development scientists, we have built an extensive portfolio of product development and sample testing services. Our scientist will create high quality reagents to your unique specifications.

Custom Services

Quality

The Biomarker Testing Service laboratory operates under the R&D Systems corporate Quality Management System, which is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified. Additional quality assurance is provided by an independent QA group that evaluates equipment, personnel, standard operating procedures, and study compliance.

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Technology

Biomarker Testing Service applies the latest in technology with LabVantage®, LIMS a laboratory information management system that is 21 CFR Part 11/Annex 11 compliant. LabVantage® manages samples with end-to-end traceability and full instrument integration. Ensure precision with Hamilton Robotics, a fully automated liquid handling system from start to finish for high-throughput and integrated sample storage.

Testimonials

This project was very successful technically and yielded a robust data set that met current requirements as well as provided a new tool for future use, all delivered well within my project timelines. This was due in large part to the excellent communication and impressive initiative taken by the scientists and project manager who used R&D Systems’ extensive knowledge to find the best solution to my requirements.”

James Smith
Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

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