University of Dundee spinout company Dundee Cell Products provides life-sciences technology and reagents to the academic research community and companies involved in the discovery and development of new drugs.
Founded in 2006 by Angus Lamond, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences and Dr Paul Ajuh, a former senior research fellow at Dundee, the company was established while Lamond was working on BBSRC-funded research projects.
|20||Number of products the company started with|
|5,000||Number of products in present portfolio|
|2013||DCP begins to contribute to the goals of major foot-and-mouth disease control project|
"Impetus for setting up DCP came from the difficulty and frustration we were experiencing from trying to source cell-culture and molecular biology reagents of the high quality we needed for our research. What was available commercially was often either unreliable, or unsuitable," says Lamond. "If we were having such problems, so must other people."
BBSRC funding contributed to the proteomics technology deployed by the company, and their products and services have also contributed to other BBSRC-funded research. The company also provides research services such as DNA cloning, protein expression and purification, stable cell line development, and quantitative proteomics.
DCP products and services are now being used by researchers across the UK and further afield, including groups in Europe (e.g. Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands), Canada and Hong Kong. In the next three to four years it aims to target the important fields of stem cell and cancer research, and drug discovery and development.
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