Source BioScience win RCUK Sequencing Tender
We here at Source BioScience
LifeSciences recently succeeded in winning a competitive bid to
provide DNA Sequencing to Research Councils UK, or RCUK as it's
This is fantastic news for us and the
RCUK group. We are now able to provide our DNA sequencing service
for the next two years, with the option to extend to three years
for all the seven Research Councils that come under the RCUK
umbrella. This will enable a single procurement process for the
Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological
Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Natural Environment Research
Council (NERC) and more.
The contract is an extension of
previously renewed awards from the MRC which originated in 2003.
The agreement means Source BioScience's DNA sequencing services are
now available to all RCUK laboratories.
Source BioScience has a strong track
record and has established itself as the leading commercial
provider of DNA sequencing in the UK. We strive to provide a
friendly and customer focussed service. We operate a network of
laboratory facilities with operations in Oxford, Cambridge, London,
Nottingham and Dublin. These local facilities provide customers
with immediate access to a high quality service centred on the best
laboratory practices and latest research tools with the fastest
delivery of DNA sequencing data.
Dr Nick Ash, our CEO said:
"Winning this tender is a real vote of confidence in Source
BioScience's DNA sequencing services by the leading national
research bodies in the UK. We look forward to offering our services
to the wider community of research councils in addition to the MRC.
Our service is the fastest, the highest quality and provides the
best customer service. We are proud, therefore, that as a UK
company, these qualities have been recognised by the RCUK against a
strong international field. Our growth in this area is something we
are very proud of and this new contract opens up new UK business to
us which is great news."
Richard Fowles from RCUK SSC Ltd added:
"We put out this tender to a wide range of international
companies and chose Source BioScience as one of our preferred
suppliers on the strength of its services and reputation for DNA
sequencing. We look forward to working with them with the aim of
nurturing the highest quality research."
To celebrate this win we are offering
some fantastic benefits to RCUK users, including discounted pricing
for all RCUK customers and new users from RCUK councils get a
welcome pack on registration and 2 FREE reads on
your first order! Get in touch with our team to find out more,
contact us on FREEPHONE 0800 652 6774 or