The Mercodia Bioanalytical Service provides you with the experience, quality and reliability that is so important when partnering with a group for biomarker analysis.
Our flexibility allows us to tailor assays or specific runs to the needs of our clients, while maintaining the highest quality standards.
Mercodia supports all levels of research, providing analysis for basic, pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Mercodia can help move your projects along by performing sample analyses according to our ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System. The Mercodia Quality Management System is in compliance with FDA QSR and CE/IVD directive 98/79/EC, OECD principles on GLP and current industry standard white papers. Mercodia participates in the Swedish Medical Products Agency inspection program for GLP compliance.
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For more information, please contact
Annika Carlsson, PhD
Phone: +46 18 170428
Mercodia develops, manufacturers and distributes quality immunoassays using highly specific monoclonal antibodies and assay development optimization procedures to ensure excellent repeatability and reproducibility.
We work closely with our clients to make sure their needs are understood and met. We provide thorough documentation, transparency when it comes to all costs and status reports that will keep you informed of the progress of each phase in the study plan.
We offer you the possibility of having your samples run by our own personnel in any of our ELISA products, your own in-house assays or immunoassays from other manufacturers. If you wish to run assays that are not part of the Mercodia portfolio, these assays will be validated and optimized to reach the best possible measurement quality. Mercodia guarantees high quality sample results with minimal effort from the client.
Samples (serum, plasma or cell culture media) are shipped to the main facility in Uppsala, Sweden, where skilled laboratory technicians perform the analysis according to our ISO certified Quality Management System and when requested in compliance with OECD principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Our equipment is top-of-the-line and maintained regularly as dictated by SOP. Samples are run in duplicate and each run is approved according to Mercodia in-house acceptance criteria, or to customer requirements.
The results are delivered according to your specification in the form of a custom-made result report, that can be delivered straight into your system. The standard report provides approved certificate of analysis, OD, concentration and the “within run” coefficient of variation for each sample. A description of the test procedure and any comments from the laboratory technician will be enclosed in the report. All reports are approved and provided as a signed PDF-file as well as an MS Excel file to facilitate data handling by the customer. An identification number is given each report for traceability, e.g. MLS10-001.
- Large Animal
- Large Animal
- Insulin Analogue Detection
“Linking Basic Research to Clinical Trials”
We have extensive experience working with samples from animals, large and small. In addition, Mercodia has a proprietary blocking reagent that makes results from xenotransplant samples more accurate and reliable.
"We also do custom assay development work."
Mercodia has extensive expertise and decades of experience in assay development and performance. This, combined with our close work with customers, allows us to be flexible and innovative in our solution provider role.
Real Life Solution
A client conducting a large-scale clinical trial needed to measure a biomarker that was particularly hard to detect in the study participants but essential for determining efficacy of the therapeutic agent. We worked closely with this research group and were successful in designing an accurate and robust way to detect this protein of interest in their distinctive study population.
Non-Human Primate Models
Mercodia assays have been used with NHP samples for many years. Below is a list of some of these groups, as well as the Mercodia assays used in the highlighted publications. Click on the hyperlinks to view the abstracts.
Mercodia worked with a prominent scientist in the metabolic field to validate our assays with NHP samples. This was important because the assays were originally optimized for human samples and there can be various aspects of a different sample type (e.g., sequence homology, matrix effects, etc.) that can negatively affect assay results.
The original data from this collaboration was presented at the 2009 IPITA meeting.
Validation results with NHP samples included:
Results are always provided to the client by the deadline agreed upon by both parties (i.e., client and Mercodia). Each run is approved on fulfillment of established acceptance criteria. Our standard report includes the appropriate certificate of analysis for the assay(s) used, as well as OD, concentration and within-run coefficient of variation for each sample.
Mercodia has extensive expertise and decades of experience in assay development and performance. This, combined with our close work with customers, allows us to be flexible and innovative in our solution provider role. Our data system can provide you with custom-made reports that are delivered straight ino your system. Mercodia provides unlimited data storage, access to your data at any time and redundant backup.
Real Life Solution
A client needed data quickly so to help expedite the work, Mercodia was able to format the results differently to better suit the software needs of the large pharmaceutical company.
Mercodia works with research groups all over the globe. Sample stability can have profound effects on biomarker analysis results. We know the importance of maintaining research sample integrity, whether the samples are part of a small preclinical study or large, multi-center clinical trial.
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