Bio Screening Facility

BioScreening Facility


The BioScreening Facility is based in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. High throughput screening (HTS) allows the rapid identification of novel targets enabling researchers to identify new avenues for their research.

The BioScreening Facility uses state of the art equipment and biological reagents to cater for researchers working with both mammalian and microbial cell-based systems. The highly experienced staff in the facility work with researchers from within the University as well as the wider scientific community to further scientific research.

The BioScreening Facility is one of a number of facilities available for research and commercial use at Newcastle University.

The BioScreening Facility based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality is an established in-house facility offering a bespoke service to enhance your research. Regularly involved in clinical and academic research, it offers a wide variety of advice, technical support and biomarker assessment that can expand your research project. The laboratory was originally established to translate biologically relevant markers in the field of Ageing and Age-related disease research but its expertise has now grown and can be applied to other clinical and academic areas including non-human samples. The facility is capable of processing large numbers of samples on a regular basis, for instance to fit the needs of clinical research projects with constant recruitment of participants and samples. Its research portfolio includes MRC and BBSRC funded projects such as the Newcastle 85+ study, Newcastle Thousand Families and HALCyon. The facility has collaborated with other national and international Universities (Boston, USA; Leiden, Netherlands; Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; InChianti Study, Parma University, Italy) and with industrial partners (Unilever, Procter and Gamble).

The BioScreening Facility CAV is able to embark on all stages of the process such as:

Costings and grant applications

Sample handling, collection, labelling and tracking

Development and validation of novel assays or enhancement of existing assays

Processing a variety of biological material both human and other species

Translation of markers between research areas and species

Coordination with clinical teams or other study teams

Preparing manuscripts for publication

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