INNOVATION IS IN OUR DNA

Cellmark Genomic Solutions

We provide design, development, validation and laboratory testing services to support you with your project.

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BESPOKE DNA SOLUTIONS

Our Service

We can provide you with the bespoke DNA solutions you need to assist you with your project. We have a rich history of successfully providing services across a range of applied sectors.

Bespoke solutions

We offer assay design, development, validation and testing services to support you using a range of genetic techniques.

Across a Range of Sectors

Including the following disciplines: agriculture, drug discovery, environmental DNA (eDNA), forensics, infectious disease and relationship testing.

Launch your project

Get your project off the ground - Cellmark’s forensic level of expertise means that your project will be in safe hands.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE

Examples of Our Capabilities

Cellmark is a leading provider of a wide range of genomic, DNA and related forensic services. With high sensitivity DNA analysis at the core of our business, we have a rich history of innovation and a collective drive to be the best at what we do.

QUALITY IS IN OUR DNA

Accredited and Certified Testing

Certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 as well as to Cyber Essentials plus, Cellmark provides a wide range of specialist laboratory testing services which are accredited to international quality standard ISO 17025. Cellmark is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2045.

Examples

SUCCESS IS IN OUR DNA

Recent projects

We have worked with a variety organisations to develop genomic solutions for their applications.

  • Cellmark was contacted by a UK based drug discovery company to provide a new genotyping service to assist them with their work. The project required optimisation and validation of a microsatellite repeat sizing assay which was successfully completed within the timescale agreed. We have subsequently used this assay to genotype over 10,000 samples for the company.
  • Cellmark successfully provided STR and Triplet repeat primed PCR (TP-PCR) services for an international biotechnology company. The work included Assay transfer, Optimisation, Fit-for-purpose qualification and ultimately testing services to support their clinical program.
  • Building on a long history of innovation in forensic DNA profiling, Cellmark became the first UK forensic laboratory to introduce an ISO 17025 accredited Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) service. This service established in partnership with Verogen (now Qiagen) allows us to obtain far greater forensic DNA data than has previously been possible.
  • In collaboration with Gloucestershire constabulary, Cellmark developed the UK’s first forensic canine STR profiling and DNA database service. Established to combat the rising number of dog thefts DNA Protected helps enable registered dogs to be reunited with their owners.
  • Cellmark was approached by a customer interested in detecting alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris) eDNA in pond water samples to help understand the distribution of this non-native species in the UK. Cellmark designed and developed a qPCR assay for this purpose to the satisfaction of the customer which was successfully tested for specificity against non-target amphibians found in the UK.

TRUSTED AND RECOMMENDED

What our customers are saying. . .

Genotyping for a drug discovery company

"(The Cellmark Genomic Solutions Team) generate outstanding data and are excellent communicators. . . (our colleagues) have been very impressed with the capillary electrophoresis data you generate on our behalf."

UK BASED DRUG DISCOVERY COMPANY

Canine STR profiling and DNA database

"Within about three months, we had a team mobilised, a forensic process validated, and the database was launched. We worked with Cellmark to establish exactly what we were trying to achieve forensically and how we could roll it out practically."

GLOUCESTERSHIRE POLICE FORCE

SERVICE EXCELLENCE THROUGH SCIENCE

About Cellmark

Established in 1987, Cellmark has a proven reputation for quality, reliability and service excellence.

  • We have over 500 employees and deliver our bespoke services from our laboratories in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
  • Certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 as well as to Cyber Essentials plus, Cellmark provides a wide range of specialist laboratory testing services which are accredited to international quality standard ISO17025 (laboratory No. 2045).
  • Cellmark was the world’s first private DNA fingerprinting company. Approaching 3 million human DNA samples and over 2.5 million animal DNA samples have been tested at our laboratories.
  • Utilising our decades of experience working with high sensitivity DNA analysis, we we have continuously developed new services to capitalise on our technical expertise, drive for innovation and proven history of reliable service delivery.
Cellmark Employees

Additional Services

As well as our genomic solutions, our large team of experienced forensic staff, project consultants and partner scientists, deliver a range of forensic consultancy services.

GET YOUR PROJECT OFF THE GROUND

Get in touch today

If you have a project you think we could assist with please get in touch, our full range of capabilities extends beyond what is included on this page. Our team would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you and answer any questions you may have. To contact us please fill in the form below or alternatively, you can:

Email us at genomics@cellmark.co.uk

Call us on 01235 528609 and ask for a member of our R&D team