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Jussi Halleen - CEO, Pharmatest Services

Bone analysis services

Pharmatest’s standard study setups in different disease models include different combinations of the following bone analysis methods that can also be used as stand-alone services, where you just send us your samples and we will perform the selected measurements and provide you with the results:

  • Micro-computed tomography (µCT)
  • Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT)
  • Radiographic imaging and image analysis
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Full-service bone histomorphometry, including static and dynamic parameters
  • Processing of tissue samples for histological analysis, including tissue preparation and embedding to paraffin or plastic, and a variety of histological staining techniques
  • Bone ash weight analysis
  • Bone biomechanical testing, including cantilever bending, three-point bending and compression tests
  • Biochemical markers  such as PINP, osteocalcin (OC), CTX-I and TRACP 5b
  • Gene expression analysis using microarrays (e. g. Affymetrix, Agilent, Illumina) and bioinformatics services