The in vitro Team offers a comprehensive range of in vitro and ex vivo services to serve a broad client base.

Our specialist in vitro scientists are experts in developing functional cell- and plate-based assays, liaising closely with our clients to create bespoke cost-effective experimental programmes. Our flexible approach to assay design ensures that end points are maximized to enrich and accelerate drug discovery projects.

Our expertise includes:

  • Functional cell-based assays using cell lines or primary human and animal cells, for example autophagy, phagocytosis, migration, cell viability, stimulation, secretion and cytokine assays.
  • Multi-panel flow cytometry
  • Enzyme activity assays
  • Immunoassays, including ELISAs and Luminex
  • Immunoprecipitation, gel electrophoresis and western blotting
  • Quantitative immunofluorescence
  • Conventional tissue processing, cryosectioning and immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence

RxCelerate are licenced by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to conduct research on human tissue in connection with disorders, or functioning, of the human body.

RxCelerate employ a number of trained phlebotomists who are able to procure, with consent, human blood from healthy volunteers for experimentation. Under NHS HRA/REC approval, RxCelerate also conducts studies on human tissue samples from NHS patients and participants undergoing clinical trial.