Avantor Services provides a wide range of specialized services and digital solutions to help you solve complex challenges.
We’ve built our reputation on consistent, comprehensive mastery of day-to-day operations, allowing lab, clinical, and production environments to focus their high-value resources on core scientific priorities.
As our customers’ needs have evolved, so have our capabilities. We have become experts in scientific operations, improving performance with sophisticated solutions and providing guidance on best practices.
You can select and customize services for peak efficiency, quality, and accelerated innovation.
Life science companies face increasing demand to deliver innovation and value. As scientists strive to maximize the value of their work within a company's growth strategy, they need ample opportunity to focus on data analysis, decision making, collaborating with colleagues on new models of discovery, and other value-generating activities.
Science as a Service supports new and efficient ways of working in the modern laboratory. Avantor Services associates with real-world lab experience perform protocol-driven science, directly supporting the vision and strategy of each unique customer.
We hire, manage, and develop collaborative professionals with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, and engineering. Our support staff often work onsite, in customers' laboratories, or in a Avantor Services core lab. Either option allows VWR to expand the support system for our clients so highly valued life science professionals can focus on decision making, innovation, and value. This in turn creates opportunities for significant improvement in an organization's project delivery timeline.
We offer custom managed services for a wide range of chemistry and biology labs. Flexible deployment models allow our customers to address shifting priorities quickly. And our services are measurable, so you can be assured of the quality of the science and readily track your return on investment in Avantor Services.
What Areas and Processes Do We Support?
R&D Lab Scientific Support
Scientific Services for Research Labs
Qualified scientists with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, and engineering can support a wide variety of protocol-driven laboratory work, providing cells, reagents, and testing results for Pharma, Biotech, and Industrial customers. These managed services utilize standardized procedures, protocols, and service level agreements (SLAs)."
General Laboratory Management
Introducing an Avantor Services Lab Manager eliminates the need for your scientists to follow-up on routine lab operational issues. Our lab managers are well-qualified scientists themselves and are designated as first points of contact for all laboratory operational needs. Common functions of the lab manager include:
Training new staff on lab equipment/lab processes
Managing open access instruments
Performing routine equipment checks
Providing managerial oversight for our onsite scientific managed services associates
View the Processes We Support
Screening Assay Lab
Liquid handling: quality control assessment of automation equipment
Preparation of reference compounds to required concentrations
Set up and operate plate-based assays
Assay data reporting
Conduct maintenance protocols
Ordering cells from cell bank
Cell line passaging
Preparation of aliquots
Histology Core Lab
Processing and embedding tissue
Sectioning and cryo-sectioning of tissue
H/E (haematoxylin eosin) staining of tissue
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of tissue
Flow Cytometry Assay Lab
Maintain flow cytometry instrumentation
Setup experiment and compensation controls
Record sample data
Perform cell batch analysis and export report data
Receive tissue samples
Perform DNA extraction
Develop sequence-specific genotyping assays
Select Primers and Probes
Perform singleplex and multiplex real-time qPCR assay
Generate genotype study reports
Catalog and barcode samples
Maintain sample database
Process sample requests from research groups
Sample expiration management
Process incoming/outgoing sample batches
Test alarms and backup systems
Discovery Chemistry Lab
Purification of small molecules by HPLC
Purification of small molecules by automated Flash Chromatography
Pooling and dry-down of chromatography fractions
Collect characterization data for isolated products (LCMS and NMR)
We deploy experienced and degree-level bioprocessing professionals. In upstream areas, we support cell culture, cell banking, and on-site media/buffer preparation. We can also assist with production suite setups and manage single-use supplies. In downstream operations, our team can assist scientists with filtration, chromatography, and routine analytical checks according to lab protocols.
View the Processes We Support
Avantor Services offers managed services customized for the bioprocessing industry. Our mission is to enable the advancement of bioprocessing science throughout the world. We use process excellence to deliver what we promise, accelerate discovery, scale-up, and improve productivity for you.
The management and retrieval of samples is critical. When samples are stored and logged in a systematic manner, scientists can complete more research, analyze and report data faster, and plan follow-up experiments.
Avantor Services ensures that compounds, clinical samples, production retains, and cell banks are well maintained. We offer a service that allows for efficient sample retrieval and delivery to scientists on request. If you need to get cells for an experiment from a stored cell line, we can optionally do the cell scale up on your behalf so that suitable quantities of cells are ready for an experiment.
View the Processes We Support
Administration and receipt of tissues from external sources
Sample registration and tracking in biobank software
Receiving of ambient or frozen samples
Sample request processing and shipping of ambient or frozen samples