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State-of-the-art laboratory equipment

Our 3,200 sq ft office space features state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, to ensure the highest standards of bioanalysis for small molecules, large molecules, peptides and biomarkers. We continually invest in the very latest mass spectrometers such as the Xevo TQD Mass Spectrometer, designed for routine quantitative UPLC-MS/MS applications, allowing us to confidently quantify and confirm trace components in the most complex of samples.

Our laboratory equipment includes:

  • Waters Acquity I-Class UPLC systems
  • Agilent 1200 HPLC systems
  • Waters Xevo TQ-S Mass Spectrometers
  • Waters Xevo TQD mass Spectrometers
  • Thermo Q-Exactive Focus High Resolution Mass Spectrometers
  • Molecular devices 384 plus Spectrophotometers
  • SLS VelociRuptor Microtube Homogeniser
  • Balances
  • Mixers
  • Heaters
  • Evaporators
  • Contronics Fridge and Freezer Monitoring System
  • 4°C Storage Units
  • -20°C Storage Units
  • -80°C Ultra Cold Storage Units

UPLC-MS/MS instruments

Our primary quantitative mass spectrometry technologies are the Waters TQ-S MS/MS detector coupled to a Waters Acquity I-Class UPLC. These instruments provide excellent sensitivity to allow robust quantitation of your compounds at very low concentrations. In the event of a breakdown, multiple mirrored systems ensure continuous analysis and deliver your time-critical results. Our clients also benefit from low downtime statistics as we keep a full set of user replaceable parts on site.

High resolution mass spectrometry

Our Thermo Q-Exactive™ Focus Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap™ mass spectrometer sets the standard for screening, quantitation, identification, and confirmation of targeted and untargeted compounds, providing unrivalled sensitivity, selectivity, flexibility, and ease-of-use. This high resolution technology allows us to quantify those challenging molecules and helps us speed up our discovery screening workflows.

ELISA plate readers

We have multiple Molecular Devices Spectramax 384 plus plate readers in the laboratory in addition to access to other plate reader types though the site open access facility and our partnership network.


Alderley Analytical have the Labware Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Using Labware’s Bioanalysis solution, we benefit from a single integrated solution for bioanalysis research, improved data accessibility and regulatory compliance allowing us to provide a world class service.


We’ve been able to deliver some complicated and unusual projects, thanks to our strong partnership network providing us with access to other technologies such as:

  • Quantitative NMR
  • Luminex and other plate reader technologies