In addition to laboratory and testing services, Wickham Laboratories offers global support and consultancy services relevant to a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical device development and manufacturing concerns. Our experienced microbiologists can assist clients with clean room qualification, validation of water systems and other general microbiological issues encountered in manufacturing environments, including appropriate cleaning practices and identifying contamination sources.
Similarly, our breadth of experience across the field of toxicology allows our technicians and managers to advise clients on regulatory requirements and testing procedures as well as the capability to assist in developing new assays and techniques as required. By its very nature, the regulatory environment is a complicated set of requirements and legislation which can be very difficult for clients to navigate when trying to determine what kinds of tests are needed for their product or device to enter the market.
Part of our service offering is to assist clients in this area and we have worked with many of them to determine the appropriate regulatory pathway for their situation, from simple one-off testing to long-term projects over the course of several years. We offer consulting support for both microbiology and toxicology projects and our business managers in both areas have regularly supported clients in understanding the full range of testing required for their regulatory submissions.
An example of this, and one of our newest consultancy service offerings, is the production of biocompatibility evaluation reports whereby we assess the full suite of medical device tests against existing data and advise which (if any) of the tests are actually required for the device in question. This serves the dual purpose of saving the client money while reducing unnecessary laboratory animal testing in alignment with our commitment to the 3Rs. To date, we have coordinated evaluations for 25% of medical device enquiries received over the past year, which equates to testing not being required for over 60 devices and client savings of approximately £200K.
We are confident that our long standing global experience in the contract testing industry means that there is rarely a problem that has not previously been encountered by our senior technicians and business managers.
If you would like to speak to us regarding our consultancy services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 1329 226600.