Saliva as a biological specimen has a broad range of applications across multidisciplinary fields of medicine.
(PRWEB) February 12, 2015
While pharmaceutical and contract research organizations (CROs) seek to improve data quality and simultaneously reduce costs while managing risk, Salimetrics provides clinical study investigators a leading industry experience with Salivary Bioscience. By utilizing Salimetrics Assay Kits to test samples at their core laboratory, or by sending samples to the CLIA certified Salimetrics SalivaLab, investigators can rely on the current body of evidence that supports testing saliva in clinical trials as an alternative to serum. “Salimetrics standardized the science of saliva and designs their assays specifically for the unique biological composition of oral fluid. All protocols are backed by years of extensive scientific research and proven accurate by the salivary bioscience research community at large,” says Steve Granger, PhD, Salimetrics CSO.
Recently, Salimetrics expanded focus on the Research Team at their technology center, located in Carlsbad, CA, to support the growth in pre-clinical/clinical studies that have incorporated salivary measures. “Saliva as a biological specimen has a broad range of applications across multidisciplinary fields of medicine. Our Research Team is focused on generating new assays while improving upon saliva sampling methods to cumulatively reduce costs, increase data integrity, and accelerate studies for sponsors,” says Granger.
Salimetrics has been consulting on clinical studies for over 10 years as salivary bioscience has become a highly efficient and valuable tool for pharmacology studies, therapeutic monitoring of select biomarkers over multiple time points, participant screening and profiling for targeted therapies. The nature of saliva collection allows non-invasive measures to be taken as often as required, which results in a higher participant retention rate. “We have seen a significant increase in the practical application of saliva testing in clinical research,” says Hans Schroeder, Salimetrics CEO. “As pharmaceutical organizations discover the efficiency and accuracy that Salimetrics saliva sampling provides clinical studies, saliva testing becomes the right choice.”
For investigators interested in the leading salivary bioscience experience, visit Salimetrics.com, or call 800.790.2258 and “Ask an Expert” to set-up a consultation for your pharmacology, pre-clinical, or clinical study.
Salimetrics’ assay kits and CLIA-certified testing services are used to measure salivary analytes related to stress, behavior and development, inflammation, sleep, reproduction, health and immune function. Founded in 1998 by Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., Salimetrics, LLC supports researchers and the immunodiagnostic industry around the world with innovative salivary immunoassay products and laboratory services.