Real-time PCR consultancy

The Primerdesign team has been offering expert real-time PCR based solutions for over 8 years. Based on expertise in all aspects of assay development and chemistry we can assist you with:

  • Product development
  • IP development
  • Product manufacture
  • Consultancy/Contract R&D
  • Molecular diagnostic kit development
  • All probe chemistries ( Hydrolysis probes, Hybeacon, PerfectProbe, Scorpion etc )
  • General qPCR Consultancy

Primerdesign real-time PCR reagents are manufactured to the highest standards within our ISO9001:2008 / ISO13485 quality management laboratory facility. You can download a brochure or read below for full details.

 Product Development

The Primerdesign team have vast experience of molecular diagnostic test development. As well as developing thousands of our own products we are the engine for the development of novel molecular diagnostic tests and technologies for a number of other organisations. We can take your technology at any stage of the development pathway and add value:

  • Prototype testing
  • Prototype optimisation
  • Third party validation


Product manufacture

We can manufacture the finished product ready for distribution. Our facilities are purpose built for molecular diagnostic kit dispensing and manufacturing.

  • SOPs, product handbooks and QC protocols
  • Manufactured to ISO13485
  • Fully branded packaging or white label 


New Test Development

We have vast experience in test development. In-house we develop many hundreds of assays each year for a wide variety of applications. Every design project is led by a genuine expert from start to finish. We are regularly praised by our clients for the outstanding expertise and excellent communication structures that we put in place. This ensures project delivery on time and on budget whilst our clients maintain complete visibility on the process.

 Areas of particular expertise include:

  • Infectious disease detection in human/plants/animals
  • Companion diagnostic tests
  • Rare mutation detection/genotyping assays
  • Gene expression and assays
  • Water contamination testing
  • Food contamination testing
  • GMO detection
  • Meat speciation testing
  • Bio-threat detection
  • Genetic testing/Genetic modification

 In 2009 Primerdesign created the first assay for H1N1 Swine Flu which resulted in media coverage. You can view the news report here.

For more details contact our Director of Research And Development, Dr Rob Powell PhD 
email: rob@primerdesign.co.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8074 8831