Services Overview: Why BioAssay Systems Services?

Our Services
Experience
Our scientists have over 50 years of combined experience developing assay kits and offering assay services.

Fast Results
We pride ourselves on fast turnarounds (usually within 1 week after receiving samples) to keep your studies on schedule.

One-Stop Shop
We manufacture all of our own assay kits and have the reagents and lab equipment needed for most research projects utilizing our kits. Also, since we manufacture our own kits, we can easily optimize them to fit specific project requirements.

Areas of Expertise
  • Microplate-Based Absorbance, Fluorescent and Luminescent Assays
  • Blood and Urine Chemistry Analysis
  • Enzyme Activity Analysis
  • Inhibitor Screening
  • Metabolic Markers
  • Oxidative Stress Markers

Assay Support
  • Custom Assay Development
  • Custom Optimization of Current Assay Kits
  • Assay Validation - Pilot Screens, Interference Screens
  • In vitro Assays
  • Cell Based Assays
  • Sample Preparation
Notes on Services
We need a well-defined idea of what you would like made. Typically that only happens after we have a signed non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The NDA can be either a one-way, or more preferable, a two-way version. After the NDA has been put in place you should tell us everything you want to get analyzed. This information allows us to complete the contractual work rapidly and at least cost to you.

We typically carry out projects on a time and materials basis. After adequate discussion we can generate an assessment of the amount of time that will be required to complete the project. You only pay for actual scientist time, plus any special raw materials such as enzymes or chemicals that we do not already have in stock.

Please contact us by email, or call us at 1-510-782-9988 x 2 to discuss details and feasibility of any potential service projects.

Select Publications by BioAssay Systems' Scientists
Rommel Mallaria, Elissa Swearingenb, Wei Liu, Arnold Ow, Stephen W. Young and Shu-Gui Huang* (2003) “A Generic High- throughput Screening Assay for Kinases: Protein Kinase A as an Example”. J. Biomol. Screen. 8: 198-204.

Catherine A. Hong, Elissa Swearingen, Rommel Mallari, Xiong Gao, Zhaodan Cao, Anne North, Stephen W. Young and Shu-Gui Huang* (2003) “Development of A High-Throughput Time-Resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Assay for TRAF6 Ubiquitin Polymerization”. Assay and Drug Development Technologies 1: 175-180.

Shu-Gui Huang* (2002) “Development of A High-throughput Screening Assay for Mitochondrial Membrane Potential in Living Cells”. J. Biomol. Screen. 7: 383-389.

Ellyn Farrelly, M. Catherine Amaral, Lisa Marshall and Shu-Gui Huang* (2001) A high-throughput assay for mitochondrial membrane potential in permeabilized yeast cells. Analytical Biochemistry 293(2):269-276.

Tony Smith, John Chan, Donna Oksenberg, Roman Urfer, Dave Wexler, Arnie Ow, Liping Gao, Alanna McAlorum, and Shu-Gui Huang* (2004). A High-Throughput Turbidometric Assay for Screening Inhibitors of Protein Disulfide Isomerase Activity. J. Biomol. Screen. 9(7): 614-620.

David S. Wexler, Liping Gao, Francisco Anderson, Arnold Ow, Laszlo Nadasdi, Alanna McAlorum, Roman Urfer, and Shu-Gui Huang* (2005). "Linking Solubility and Permeability Assays for Maximum Throughput and Reproducibility". J. Biomol. Screen. 10(4): 383-390.

Shu-Gui Huang (2005) "Progress from HTS to HTL: Current Strategies in Drug Lead Discovery" Review article in Trends in Pharmaceutical Research 1: 5-10.

David S. Wexler, Shu-Gui Huang, Roman Urfer (2004). "Replumbing the Pipeline: A small, biopharmaceutical company's strategy for integrating lead optimization and ADMET screening". Current Drug Discovery, May 2004: 35-38.

Songzhu An, Gene Cutler, Jack Jiagang Zhao, Shu-Gui Huang, Hui Tian, Wanbo Li, Lingming Liang, Mike Rich, Amy Bakleh, Juan Du, Jin-Long Chen and Kang Dai (2001) Identification and Characterization of a melanin-concentrating hormone receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98: 7576-7581.

Shu-Gui Huang, Donna Oksenberg, Roman Urfer (2005). "High-throughput Turbidometric Assay for Screening Inhibitors of Protein Disulfide Isomerase Activity". US 6,977,142.

Hear What Our Customers Say About Our Services
Anh-Dung Le, CEO DermaTec LLC
"The guys at BioAssay Systems know their science! I had to develop a bioassay for our company and Robert was very quick to respond to keep us up to date. They are knowledgeable and very resourceful. They directed us to one of the bulk suppliers that could give us a really good deal on our active ingredient. They keep very detailed records for our research needs. I would recommend working with BioAssay Systems on your assay development projects!"

Edward T. Wei, Chief Scientific Officer, Orinda Pharma, Inc.
"It is a pleasure working together with BioAssay Systems. I brought samples to their Hayward location and received the results in less than 24 hr. The discussion with Robert Z was courteous, open, and with a depth of knowledge. Robert has a PhD from Stanford. Also, Frank Huang, the CEO, had sufficient scientific curiosity to try out our cleanser and provide feedback! This is beyond the call of customer relations. BioAssay Systems is a company with a lot of expertise and a friendly, responsive approach to problem solving. I will enthusiastically continue to work with them to carry out our research."

Paul Abbyad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University
"I would like to show my appreciation to the Bioassay Systems service team. We are developing an assay to measure the change in lactate concentration of single cell samples using fluorescent microscopy. The BioAssay Systems team was quite helpful in assisting us to optimize their fluorescent L-Lactate assay kit for our unique experimental set-up. The BioAssay Systems team is always friendly and knowledgeable. We know that we can rely on them for fast and professional service."

Patrick H. Ruane, Ph.D., Director Chemistry XTENT, Inc.
"While developing biodegradable coatings for Drug Eluting Stents I worked with Bob to develop an accurate, precise and sensitive assay for determining the amount of polymer remaining in tissue. It was a pleasure to work with Bob and his team, they are very thorough, they understand the science very well and they always deliver on time and at the right price. I would highly recommend anyone using BioAssay Systems services in the future."

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