FARMOVS Bioanalytical Services Division

Geared for world-class drug development

Extensive access to validated
bioanalytical methods

We have the largest GLP certified bioanalytical laboratory in Africa and we are geared for world-class drug development. Our team of extraordinary bioanalytical experts thrive on the excitement generated by new discoveries. They view their daily routine as a world filled with novel methods of analysis and subsequent technological integration that expands the horizons of clinical research. They feel that their work forms an important part of the discovery and production of new life-saving medicines that are constantly improving the quality of life of people all over the world. 

FARMOVS offers the highest quality bioanalytical services for qualitative and quantitative drug, metabolite and biomarker analysis in a variety of matrices. With 47 years of experience, we have developed an extensive database with more than 580 internally developed and validated analytical methods that adhere to ICH and US Food and Drug Administration guidelines. Our methods have been used in more than 3,000 pre-clinical and clinical trials. We continuously develop new analytical methods for our clients. The laboratory routinely performs safety testing for clinical chemistry and haematology analysis amongst others.

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FARMOVS Aurora Sciex 7500

Recently, we decided to enhance our capabilities by recruiting exceptional talent. The newest member of the FARMOVS team is Aurora, a SCIEX Triple Quad™ 7500 LC-MS/MS mass analyzer, the most sensitive triple quadrupole mass spectrometer available. Aurora can offer our clients sub-picogram/ml quantification setting FARMOVS apart from other clinical research organisations (CROs). Contact us now to place your next study with us!

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Our bioanalytical division offers a wide range of services:

  • PK analysis

  • 15 LC-MS/MS instruments (11 x API4000 and 4 x API5500)

  • Development and validation of new bioanalytical assays

  • More than 580 validated methods used in over 3,000 clinical and pre-clinical trials to date

  • Clinical laboratory

  • Routine safety testing (serology, hematology and clinical chemistry)

  • Immunochemistry laboratory PK/PD analysis of macromolecules using RIA, ELISA, ECL

  • Several methods have been developed for proprietary drugs and these are not listed in this document due to confidentiality

  • Our validation procedures and SOP’s are in compliance with the United States of America (FDA) and European (EMEA) guidelines

  • The laboratories are GLP certified and were successfully inspected by the FDA, MHRA, WHO and EMA

  • Analysis of 120,000 samples per year – more than 50% comes from contract research organisations outside the South African borders.

VALIDATED ASSAY METHOD

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