Biological systems are often complex. The range of components coupled with variety of scale can provide significant measurement challenges. MSG has the combination of experimental approaches needed to overcome these potential difficulties. We offer a range of spectroscopic and separation science approaches in order to provide detailed molecular characterisation of biomolecules, proteomic and metabolomic approaches can be undertaken coupled with the appropriate use of bioinformatics.
Structure-property relationships can be studied with the introduction of physical science measurements of properties of interest. Visualisation of biological systems is a key area of interest and MSG has a wide range of exciting approaches to the problem.
Mapping of actives in drug delivery systems, monitoring the distribution of pesticides in plant material and studying the interaction of surface active materials with hair and skin are just a small selection of the applications that have been undertaken. For food applications properties such as texture and mouth feel have particular interest.
Such customer-defined attributes can be related to molecular, micro and macro structural parameters using an appropriate combination of experimental and mathematical approaches. In addition MSG are well equipped to carry out a wide variety of biochemical assays, including the development of appropriate screens used in high-throughput experimentation, and have extensive experience and expertise in identifying sources of contamination in the pharmaceutical and food industries.