Clinical Pharmacology
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Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Bioanalytical laboratory


The bioanalytical laboratory plays a significant role in research and routine analysis to determine the pharmacokinetics of drugs in patient samples by accurate determination of their concentrations in blood, urine or other biological matrices.

The focus of bioanalysis for academic research and for industry is to provide a quantitative measure of drugs and / or their metabolites for the purpose of pharmacokinetic, bioequivalence, metabolism and exposure-response (pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamics) studies.

Small and larger molecules can be analysed using advanced analytical techniques and methods. Our laboratories are experienced in method development, bioassays and protein chemistry, using a broad array of analytical techniques and state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation. 

We follow current good laboratory practices in terms of analytical and product development services, such as comprehensive characterization of biopharmaceutical products. Available analytical techniques include gas-liquid chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography, with mass-spectrometric detection (LC-MS).

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