NJCBM has a number of PhD level (both Faculty and Post-Doctoral Scientists), and Masters level scientists and engineers that will lead and execute your work. In fact, our Center is primarily scientists with graduate degrees, with roughly one-third of the team composed of PhDs with industry experience in medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.
We are not a GLP certified laboratory- our test services will serve your needs during the Research phase of your product development cycle, and/or for novel materials development prior to scale-up.
We will develop a project plan with deliverables, timelines, and budget. In order to ensure that the deliverables are met within the agreed upon timeline, the team will set up regular web teleconferences and/or in person meetings with you to review the status of tasks and any new data that has been generated as per the tasks.
The following are examples of services we can provide for your team. Work can be done on an hourly, or per project basis. If you have needs that are outside of these listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to set up a time to discuss your needs, timelines, and expectations.
A list of our facilities can be found here.
Phisico-chemical analyses of materials, powders, and liquids
Analytical techniques include: Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Gel Permeation Chromatography, HPLC, QCM-D, and release studies which can be developed for your materials.
The team has decades of experience with preparing experimental designs and performing degradation studies to investigate the rate of degradation, and the degradation products. Studies can also include mechanical analyses during the various time points.
Cellular and molecular biology in vitro studies
With in-house biologists, we perform help with cell studies and analytical techniques. NJCBM has a biology suite with four biology safety cabinets, full capabilities for cell storage and analysis. Assays include: ALP, pico-green, cell viability, morphology (fluorescent labeling coupled with microscopy) and qPCR.
The team can assist in many ways from testing a particular analytical assay, to developing an experimental design with various analytical techniques.
Experimental designs for pre-clinical studies, chemical/ chemistry development and analyses, biomaterial characterization, and medical device development.
Authoring white papers for marketing
The team at NJCBM has previously worked on developing white papers for various medical device and chemical/ pharmaceutical companies. While companies have data available, there are times when companies require the help of outside organizations with expertise in scientific writing to prepare white papers for marketing purposes.
Authoring abstracts and/or publications
The time and effort required for developing high quality abstracts or drafts for publications can be unrealistic for companies. In these cases, the NJCBM team can help in preparing the documents, from working with the sponsor on developing the main ideas/ hypothesis/ purpose to reviewing the data and preparing drafts for submission.