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Our Immunology expertise

Your trusted CRO partner

The best route to clinic

At Aquila, we have extensive experience of providing immunological CRO services to clients discovering and developing treatments cancer, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.

Whatever your research question, we can help you identify and investigate the immune cells relevant to your target or compound of interest.

We tailor our programs of work to your requirements, whether that’s refining our assays to suit you or developing completely new assays for your needs.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include the latest laboratory equipment and cutting-edge technology e.g. Cytiva Biacore 8K SPR System for high throughput biophysical screening. We also have access to further specialist equipment (e.g. the NanoString nCounter® Analysis System) through our close links with the University of Edinburgh.

Our services include designing custom in vitro immune cell-based assays  for biomarker discovery, target expression and MOA studies, utilising latest technology e.g. MSD MESO QuickPlex SQ120. We listen to you, work collaboratively to develop tailored services where needed – ensuring your best route to clinic.

Please get in touch today to discuss how we can help you.


At Aquila, we trust in your knowledge of your drug target and test compounds. We also understand that you may need our immunology expertise to select the best assay for your project.

Cell type

We believe that it's important to have the right foundations for your experimental program. We can design exploratory studies to identify where your target is expressed.

Therapeutic areas

As immunology experts, we work with clients to discover new targets and develop treatments for cancer, autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and also those working in regenerative medicine.


We are proud to use, and have at our disposal, the latest technologies and facilities to deliver high-quality services to our clients.

Custom services

We offer custom, tailored programs of work to accelerate our clients' route to clinic.

About Aquila BioMedical

We offer pre-clinical contract research based on world-leading expertise in immunology, immuno-oncology, specialist histology and neuroscience.


We’re proud to provide pre-clinical immuno-oncology, immunology and multiplex histology services.

Location & Facilities

We have our own state-of-the-art laboratories and offices based at Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, a leading health and science campus.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our vision is to be a trusted CRO partner to our clients. Working in collaboration throughout your drug discovery pipeline, we offer world-leading immunology, immuno-oncology,...