The Venomtech Consultancy
I. Molecular biology
Headaches with QPCR problems and contamination?
Our experts are ready to help provide you with the complete Quantitative PCR work flow - including critical steps for RNA preservation during sample collection, advice on most appropriate reverse transcription protocol along with independent advice on most appropriate hardware, software and chemistry for QPCR and data analysis.
Construction of gene expression vectors can be very frustrating – we can ease your frustration with expert advice gained from over a decade of experience.
II. Health and Safety
Not sure how to perform a risk assessment or want to work with toxins?
Our experience and training (IOSHH certified) can help. Full risk assessment and documentation service tailor made to your specific needs (including COSHH). Implementation of safe working practices with toxins, venoms and dangerous animals can also be provided.
We are also members of the BIAZA working group on venomous invertebrates and have several decades combined experience in exotic animal husbandry and breeding techniques. Our successes have included captive breeding of several endangered species and those uncommon in captivity (Snakes like, Anterasia maculosa and Pseudechis rosognoli. Tarantulas of the genus Brachypelma, Pterinochilus lugardi, Psalmopeus cambridgei and scorpions such as Pandinus imperator and Heteroscorpion opisthacanthoides. True spiders for example Loxosceles laeta, Heteropoda venatoria and Nephila inaurata).
Consultancy fees are determined on a custom basis - please request a quote.