Why are your prices so low?
Although TransPharm has a global reach, we are a small family-owned CRO. Daniel Ross, the CEO, owns and maintains the facility in which TransPharm operates, which allows for the lowest overhead you will find for a facility like ours. Our rural location also allows a lower cost of doing business. All these savings are pushed directly to our clients.
Do you work in other therapy areas?
No, TransPharm has only one focus. Our areas of expertise are microbiology and infectious disease. Most of our work is in the antibacterial field, but we also run antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic models. Some of our work is cross-therapeutic, such as the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) mouse model, which has been used for inflammation, cardiovascular, and antibacterial research.
Will you work with our lab strain?
Yes, we will accept a lab strain you are working with. We will also order any ATCC strain of interest if we do not currently have it in our library. Further, we can send you any of our non-ATCC strains for validation of in vitro work in your laboratory.
Is it possible to visit during the study?
Yes, we love visitors! You are welcome anytime. We are roughly an hour west of the Detroit Metro Airport and an hour south of the Lansing airport. We would be happy to suggest local accommodations should you want to stay overnight.
Do you validate new models?
Yes, new models are always of interest. In the past, we have used unique lab strains in existing animal models, validated ATCC strains in existing models, and developed new animal models altogether. These scenarios are discussed on a case-by-case basis.
How fast can we get this done?
We have the quickest turnaround time in the industry. Almost every study can be scheduled within a couple weeks, but larger or more complex studies may take slightly longer. The rate-limiting factors are typically paperwork and the delivery of the material that is to be tested. Check out this blog post that describes each step of the study timeline in greater detail.
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, all of our work is guaranteed. If you’ve worked with infectious pathogens, you know they don’t always perform as we hope. Most of our experiments run as expected, but for those that do not, we will repeat the study at no cost to the client. In this instance, we will even cover the cost to re-ship test materials to our lab. Repeat experiments are run ASAP.
What is AAALAC? Are you AAALAC-accredited?
AAALAC International is a nonprofit organization promoting the ethical treatment of animals in scientific research. TransPharm has been AAALAC-accredited since 2009. Our file number is 1301.
How soon will we have our results?
Preliminary results are typically sent via email within 48 hours of study completion. Results from larger studies may take slightly longer. Final reports with statistical analyses are delivered roughly 2-4 weeks following study completion.
Do you have data you can share?
Yes, we would be happy to send you some data on our animal models. We customize every study we run and all of our models have multiple possible endpoints, depending upon client needs. Additional information may be requested to ensure we are providing an accurate data set for your needs. We typically put a CDA in place to protect your interests prior to detailed discussions.