UK companies combine instruments with analytical services

UK-based Malvern Panalytical and Concept Life Sciences have launched a new partnership that combines capabilities for discovery and development processes

UK-based companies Malvern Panalytical and Concept Life Sciences have launched a new partnership that combines advanced instrumentation with expert analytical services for discovery and development.

This collaboration delivers the unique ability to develop and deploy accredited physicochemical analysis techniques and methods within the pharmaceutical and food industries, underpinned by Malvern Panalytical's understanding of analytical instrumentation and Concept Life Sciences; method validation and support expertise.

The initial focus of the partnership is the provision of targeted analytics support to industries operating in regulated sectors worldwide, such as pharmaceuticals, where collaborative working is increasingly critical to business success. "Many pharmaceutical companies no longer have the deep analytical capabilities and expertise in-house that were once the norm" said Dr Mark Carnegie-Brown, President of Concept Life Sciences. "However, they recognise the value of analytical data at key decision points in their development workflows; this enables the early elimination of non-viable formulations through better prediction of properties and performance."

"As a result, these companies are seeking partners who can help accelerate and support their development pipelines," Carnegie-Brown added. "Our collaboration with Malvern Panalytical unites our respective analytical know-how to fulfil this requirement."

Steven Horder, VP of Business Sectors at Malvern Panalytical, said: "We have worked [with Malvern] in the past as two Spectris operating companies, and this closer relationship opens new opportunities which will add even greater value to our customers' processes. Our combined experience enables us to provide analytical solutions that deliver the insightful data our customers require for informed decision-making."

Constraints on both laboratory resources and also access to relevant expertise are recognised as impacting the ability of organisations to generate the data they need to understand, control and optimise new products and processes.

While the partnership between Malvern Panalytical and Concept Life Sciences will initially focus on the combination of contract services and analytical instrumentation, future developments are expected to deliver enhanced solutions in key areas of product development.

Horder added: "With the increasing use of big data in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and food industries and beyond, and the trend across manufacturing to access specialist skills through partnerships, we see a growing need and opportunity to develop an even broader offering that will help turbocharge development pipelines."

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