Aquila Offices

Location & Facilities

Aquila BioMedical was created in 2011 by academics from The University of Edinburgh working with the Entrepreneur-in-Residence. The concept of the company was to offer a portal to deliver academic models (not readily available through other CROs) under industrial conditions, coupled with the input from the relevant academic expert in the field. Academics are actively encouraged to consider the translational relevance of their research and are open to consultation for contract research purposes. This provides an attractive platform for a unique drug development experience.

Aquila BioMedical has state-of-the-art laboratory and office space in Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, the bioincubator building situated at the Little France campus. The University of Edinburgh’s Medical School, Centre for Inflammation Research, the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are all within easy reach.

Through the University’s continuous investment in state-of-the art facilities and open access approach to management, Aquila is uniquely positioned to incorporate cutting-edge technology into our service offerings. Facilities available include:

Biological Imaging Services

  • Multiple Parameter/Colour Flow Cytometry Fortessa LSRII (5-laser)
  • Multidimensional Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Perkin Elmer Operetta High Content Imaging System
  • Slide Scanning
  • Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes
  • Live Cell and in vivo Imaging
  • RNAscope

Molecular Biology Analyses

  • Nucleic Acid Sequencers
  • High-throughput qPCR
  • Microarray scanner


We’d be happy to discuss any service or product you may be interested in.

Aquila BioMedical Ltd.
Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter
9, Little France Road
EH16 4UX

Tel: +44 (0) 131 658 5164