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Mercodia Bioanalytical Service

Know what you measure


The Mercodia Bioanalytical Service provides you with the experience, quality and reliability that is so important when partnering with a group for biomarker analysis.

We provide: 

  • Method development, optimization and validation of PK/PD assays
  • Tech transfer and validation of assays
  • Study design
  • Validation, qualification and adaptation of commercially available kits or in-house assays
  • High-throughput sample analysis (PK, PD and biomarkers) in a GLP-certified laboratory
  • Flexible data management system with custom-made result reports

We support all levels of research, providing analysis for basic, pre-clinical and clinical studies. 

Our flexibility allows us to tailor assays, or specific runs, to the needs of our clients, while maintaining the highest quality standards.

We can help move your projects along by performing sample analysis according to our ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System. The Mercodia Quality Management System is in compliance with FDA QSR and CE/IVD directive 98/79/EC, OECD principles on GLP, the most recent international guidelines and current industry standard white papers. We participate in the Swedish Medical Products Agency inspection program for GLP compliance.

Click on the links below to read more about our bioanalytical service.

For more information, please contact
Daniel Öberg, PhD
Service Sales Manager
Phone: +46 70 090 67 24



We know that accurate and reliable results are critical when investigating a new scientific concept or working to move an idea from bench-to-bedside.

We develop, manufacture and distribute quality immunoassays using highly specific monoclonal antibodies and assay development optimization procedures to ensure excellent repeatability and reproducibility.

Our quality system was designed and is maintained in accordance with cGMP regulations. The same rigorous quality standards that govern our assay development and commercialization work are followed in the Mercodia Bioanalytical Service.

Lab Quality Assurance

  • ISO certified
  • QSR governed SOPs
  • CE & IVD marked assays
  • Documentation & traceability
  • State-of-the-art instrumentation
  • GCP compliance for sample analysis
  • Routine instrument calibration and maintenance

We have extensive analytical experience, including regulated bioanalysis, for instance from evaluating dosed drugs in samples from pre-clinical and clinical studies that are part of drug development programs from around the world. We have performed sample analysis for a wide variety of research institutes, from small academic groups to large pharmaceutical companies.

We work closely with our clients to make sure their needs are understood and met. We provide thorough documentation, transparency when it comes to all costs and status reports that will keep them informed of the progress of each phase in the study plan. 

We offer our clinets the possibility of having samples run by our own trained personnel in any of our ELISA products, your own in-house assays or immunoassays from other manufacturers. If you wish to run assays that are not part of the our portfolio, these assays will be validated and optimized to reach the best possible measurement quality.

Sample Analyses include…

  • Quality controls
  • Duplicate analysis of samples
  • Acceptance criteria evaluations
  • Reporting

We guarantee high quality sample results with minimal effort from the client.




Sample Analysis

Samples (serum, plasma or cell culture media) are shipped to the main facility in Uppsala, Sweden, where skilled laboratory technicians perform the analysis according to our ISO certified Quality Management System and, when requested, in compliance with OECD principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Our equipment is top-of-the-line and maintained regularly as dictated by SOPs. Samples are run in duplicate and each run is approved according to Mercodia in-house acceptance criteria, or to customer requirements.


The results are delivered according to the clinetn’s specification in the form of a custom-made result report, that can be delivered straight into any system. The standard report provides approved certificate of analysis, OD, concentration and the within-run coefficient of variation for each sample. A description of the test procedure and any comments from the laboratory technician will be enclosed in the report. All reports are approved and provided as a signed PDF-file as well as an MS Excel file to facilitate data handling by the customer. An identification number is given each report for traceability, e.g. MLS10-001.



Our immunoassays are based on monoclonal antibodies, ensuring long-term production and minimal lot-to-lot variation. We use well-defined in-house reference material, traceable to international standards when available. We employ our extensive assay development and optimization expertise to design assays that are highly specific and robust.


- Human
- Rodent

- Human
- Rodent
- Large Animal

- Human
- Rodent
- Large Animal

- Insulin Analogue Detection

- Human
- Rodent

- Human
- Rodent

Cardiovascular Disease

Oxidized LDL


Linking Basic Research to Clinical Trials

We have extensive experience working with samples from animals, large and small. In addition, Mercodia has a proprietary blocking reagent that makes results from xenotransplant samples more accurate and reliable.

Mercodia assays have been used with non-human primate (NHP) samples for many years. To read more click here

Real Life Solution

A client conducting a large-scale clinical trial needed to measure a biomarker that was particularly hard to detect in the study participants but essential for determining efficacy of the therapeutic agent. We worked closely with this research group and were successful in designing an accurate and robust way to detect this protein of interest in their distinctive study population.



Results are always provided to the client by the deadline agreed upon by both parties (i.e., client and Mercodia). Each run is approved on fulfilment of established acceptance criteria. Our standard report includes the appropriate certificate of analysis for the assay(s) used, as well as OD, concentration and within-run coefficient of variation for each sample.


Mercodia has extensive expertise and decades of experience in assay development and performance.  This, combined with our close work with customers, allows us to be flexible and innovative in our solution provider role. Our data system can provide you with custom-made reports that are delivered straight ino your system. Mercodia provides unlimited data storage, access to your data at any time and redundant backup. 

Real Life Solution

A client needed data quickly so to help expedite the work, Mercodia was able to format the results differently to better suit the software needs of the large pharmaceutical company.



Mercodia works with research groups all over the globe. Sample stability can have profound effects on biomarker analysis results. We understand the importance of maintaining research sample integrity, whether the samples are part of a small preclinical study or large, multi-center clinical trial.

Contact us for advice about sample handling; choice of sample tubes, additives or sample storage logistics and shipping.