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Mark Edinger | December 17, 2015

Until recently most flow cytometers were routinely characterized and calibrated using beads that contained surrogate dyes, with standardized quantitative measurements restricted to those few fluorochromes for which Molecules of Equivalent Soluble Fluorochrome (MESF) beads or assay specific setup beads were available. What was needed were fluorochrome specific calibration beads that would allow all the detectors on any instrument to be setup to provide reproducible quantitative measurements of fluorescence on the same instrument day to day, across instruments, and across multiple instrument platforms.  To this end, working with BDTM, Q2 Solutions has developed a procedure for flow cytometry... Read More


Central Laboratories , Technology

Patrice Hugo, Ph.D. | December 08, 2015

Earlier this year, Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics launched Q2 Solutions, a combined clinical trials laboratory services organization. This isn’t just important for the companies involved. It reflects the changing trends of the biopharmaceutical space, and how strategic shifts in the landscape are creating efficiencies that are will help biopharmaceutical companies bring more efficient and safer new drugs to market faster. Innovative business models such as this one bring drug developers an end-to-end solution that enables them to take better advantage of the expertise and global reach of their strategic partners. Q2 Solutions is the second-largest central laboratory services provider in... Read More


Clinical Trials , Genomics , Precision Medicine