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Agilex Biolabs buys leading biolab TetraQ as part of APAC expansion plans

Agilex Biolabs, Australia’s largest and most technologically advanced specialist bioanalytical laboratory for clinical trials, today announced the purchase of leading biolab TetraQ, based out of the University of Queensland.

Agilex Biolabs CEO Jason Valentine said the Board and senior management at Agilex Biolabs were extremely pleased with the purchase of such a high-calibre bioanalytics company.

“TetraQ complements the Agilex Biolabs work in Australia and APAC with its expert staff and years of experience in regulated bioanalytical services,” he said.

“The TetraQ purchase is part of our regional expansion plans.”

“Agilex Biolabs is already the largest and most technologically advanced biolabs in Australia, and the TetraQ addition to the business will further expand support for biotech clients running trials in Australia.”

“We are also looking forward to introducing our clients to the well-established TetraQ toxicology capabilities for their discovery and pre-clinical work in Australia, which can also attract the 43.5% tax rebate.”

“The clinical trials bioanalytics sector is one of the fastest-growing services globally with Australia and APAC a preferred location for conducting trials – especially since the COVID-19 pandemic.”

TetraQ Director Dr Peter Tapley said he was very pleased that TetraQ was now an Agilex Biolabs company.

“They are the leader in the sector with 24 years of experience, and offer our clients a significantly expanded range of services and technologies,” he said.

“Agilex Biolabs is known globally for its comprehensive services, specialist scientists, and the very latest technology. So this is the ideal next step for TetraQ and its staff and clients.”

“I am pleased to be working alongside Agilex Biolabs’ CEO Jason Valentine as we expand our offering and leverage the synergies that make our two companies leaders in the sector.”

Agilex Biolabs specialises in bioanalysis of small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity, biomarkers and immunological pharmacodynamics assessments utilising LC-MS/MS, immunoassay (Mesoscale, Gyrolab, Luminex) and flow cytometry (BD FACSymphony A3, 20 colour cell analyser).

Agilex also offers pharmacodynamics services that include immunobiology services using the latest state-of-the-art technology to support immunology, cell biology and mode of action assays, including:
– Immunophenotyping
– Receptor occupancy
– Cytokine release assays and cytokine/biomarker profiling
– PBMC assays and cellular mechanism of action assays

Agilex Biolabs has more than 100 staff which includes 75 dedicated laboratory staff and supports clinical research for biotech clients from US, Europe and APAC.

The company has recently launched the GALEXI client portal, and has taken delivery of two more Sciex API 6500+ LC-MS/MS systems. Key certifications include OECD GLP Recognition with NATA and ISO 17025 Accreditation for global recognition. ACN Newswire

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