Facilities and services


Working in the laboratory


The School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences possesses an array of instrumentation for its staff to deliver world-class research, commercial projects, clinical trials and consultancy services to both academic and commercial organisations.

The state-of-the-art facilities enable a range of investigations from in vitro studies to ex vivo assays and clinical studies in healthy patients and volunteers. Facilities include:

  • Cell culture laboratory
  • Biochemistry and functional assay laboratory
  • Molecular biology and genetics laboratory
  • Mass spectrometry suite
  • Bioinformatics and data mining tools
  • Primary and cell line culture facilities
  • Metabolic analyser
  • Microfluidics
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometry
  • Flow cytomtery
  • Myography
  • Platelet aggregometry
  • Nitric oxide measurement (NO analyser and electrochemical detection)
  • HPLC


The Division of Biomedical Sciences can offer a range of services that can be tailored to the requirements of the partner involved. Services include:

  • Consultancy
  • Fee for service projects
  • Collaborative projects
  • Planning and design of studies
  • Method development
  • Data analysis
  • patient/volunteer recruitment
  • Nutritional services
  • Student/researcher placement
  • Bespoke education and training
  • User engagement
  • Digital health applications

Further information

If you would like to contact us about the work of the department or would like to work with us, please email innovation@uhi.ac.uk.