HAMPTON, N.J., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Visikol started off as a university spin out from Rutgers University almost four years ago and has been rapidly growing its business ever since. Today, Visikol has almost five dozen pharmaceutical companies that are leveraging its digital pathology, advanced imaging and 3D cell culture assays to accelerate their drug discovery and development programs. To accommodate a growing Client list and a breadth of assay services, Visikol needed to expand its footprint and in the process has made substantial improvements to its laboratory facility through moving to the Perryville site.
The new space is split evenly between office space and lab space to house the sixteen person Visikol team and its various service offerings. Within the space, Visikol has dedicated spaces for advanced imaging, computing, cell culture, histopathology and general laboratory work.
"Initially, when we launched the company we decided to stay in New Jersey and build the company out of the NJ EDA CCIT incubator simply out of convenience as it was a few hundred feet away from our labs at Rutgers. However, as we have grown, we have really enjoyed building our business in New Jersey and have found it to be a great location for being close enough to Clients but also affordable wherein we can provide our Clients best-in-class services at an attractive price point," described Visikol CEO Dr. Michael Johnson. Over the next few years, Visikol will use this new facility as a springboard to expand its services through continual R&D as well as to execute Client projects through the companies current service offering.
Visikol is a CRO focused on advanced drug discovery that is leading the fields of bio-imaging, bioinformatics and image analysis. We conduct end-to-end drug discovery services that include both 2D and 3D in vitro models and assays, 3D whole mount tissue imaging, digital pathology and custom drug discovery projects. Visikol offers a portfolio of drug discovery services ranging from 2D and 3D cell culture model and assay development to in vitro screening, animal tissue histology and automated image processing. The focus of these services is to transform tissues into images and ultimately into quantitative data sets that can be mined for actionable insights that help our Clients make more informed decisions during the drug discovery process. Additionally, Visikol manufactures and sells a suite of tissue clearing reagents and 3D immuno-labeling kits. These products allow researchers to easily and rapidly image whole tissues and 3D cell culture models in 3D instead of traditional 2D sectioning. For more information about Visikol or its services, please visit our website at visikol.com.