OUR APPROACH

OUR APPROACH

What makes us different, as an outsourcing partner for pharmas, biotechs and academics, is our approach to contract research.

As a preclinical contract research organization (CRO), we now have 10 years of experience in assay development. We know that the two critical success factors in R&D outsourcing are the initial project evaluation and the establishment of a trustful client/provider relationship based on dynamic scientific interactions. We therefore operate a specific workflow pattern to support assay development in the context of drug discovery studies and clinical trials.

SCIENCE COMES BEFORE TECHNOLOGY

Any project starts with an in-depth literature review, carried out by a dedicated study designer, so as to identify the biological model and readout that best meet our client’s need. The most appropriate detection technology is then chosen to fit the assay.

CLIENTS NEED OPERATIONAL DELIVERABLES

Progress and final reports, which include raw data, key parameter statistics and interpreted results, are systematically discussed with clients to support their decision making.

A 360-DEGREE SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION

Assay development projects are elaborated by dedicated study designers - PhD staff with extensive lab experience. Study designers are in charge of exploring the research field linked to the client’s request through an in-depth literature review. Within 1 to 2 weeks, in accordance with the lab director, several options for assay design are submitted to the client for discussion.

A TRANSPARENT COLLABORATIVE PROCESS

A joint steering committee (JSC) is formed at the start of the project. On our side, the JSC typically includes the study director in charge of the project, the research engineer and the study designer. JSC meetings ensure smooth and transparent project progress. They also give us the opportunity to present and discuss results in detail with clients.

IN-HOUSE PERFORMANCE OR ASSAY TRANSFER

To ensure safe & fast screening campaign implementation, newly-developed assays are generally performed at Fluofarma. However, we also offer to support assay transfer to your facilities, through the delivery of standard operating procedures (SOP) and staff training.