Welcome to the Alliance Protein Laboratories web site! A.P.L. offers contract research services in the areas of protein and peptide biophysical characterization, protein aggregation, protein purification, and protein stabilization. If you are looking for analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), circular dichroism, light scattering, DSC, fluorescence, or native gel analysis of your biotech product, or help with your protein aggregation problems, you have found the right place! We have now done such analysis on literally hundreds of products, giving our scientists unparalleled experience.
News! APL has recently added Dr. N. Karl Maluf to our staff. This has allowed us to expand our throughput for AUC analysis as well as to add additional services. The first two of those new services are differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) using a GE/Microcal VP-DSC, and fluorescence spectroscopy, both of which are now operational. (Sorry, we don't yet have DSC or fluorescence web pages, but a picture of the DSC is here.)
Why should you choose A.P.L.?
If you are even thinking about using another company for biophysical analysis see questions you need to ask a biophysical lab.
About our web site
Follow these links below to learn more about the characterization, purification, and consulting services we provide to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, and about our people. Our further reading page has many of our publications, talks, and posters that illustrate how we apply biophysical characterization methods.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page covers topics such as fees, turn-around, confidentiality, academic collaborations, and other aspects of doing business with us. The Lab Tour will tell you more about our facilities and location. Before you visit our lab check Driving Directions.
Please also visit our Other Related Services page to find links to other quality contract research labs founded by former Amgen colleagues.
Alliance Protein Laboratories is a contract research and consulting firm specializing in biophysical analysis. We offer:
A.P.L. is a spin-off from the Protein Chemistry department at Amgen. It was founded in 1998 by Drs. Tsutomu Arakawa and John Philo. Our laboratory is located in the heart of the biotechnology cluster in San Diego, CA. Our clients include over 250 companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia as well as major universities and non-profit institutes.
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