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What We Do

We use saliva as a source of informative molecules to monitor and study the health of the individual and to stratify individuals within populations. Our approach always starts with an in-silico analysis of the available information from our own and other public databases which results in the proposal of the most promising biomarkers. These proposals are then validated through a wide range of assays from proteins (cytokines and other inflammatory markers) to DNA and RNA (both human and bacterial). The technologies we use include Luminex, RT and qPCR and Capillary Electrophoresis. Our strategy therefore goes from Bioinformatics to Experimental validation and include the following services:

  • Perform assays with internal quality control in a timely manner for basic and clinical researchers.
  • Help researchers with disease and patient-oriented biomarker assay development and validation.
  • Work with Bioinformatics for secure data storage, retrieval and interpretation.
  • Help PIs with protocol development and assistance in sample collection procedures and sample storage.

Inquiries should be directed to mbarros@viseu.ucp.pt

SalivaTec strategy to select, analyse, evaluate and validate potential biomarkers.