• Federal and industrial funded research projects.
  • Modern instrumentation.
  • Small and large molecule quantitative bioanalysis.
  • Drug: formulation, stability, potency, purity, and dissolution.
  • Biorelevant in vitro release studies.

Important notes about requesting a service or making an inquiry.

Please contact our laboratory director, Dr. Matt Halquist ( , 804-827-2078) for any questions related to collaborations, and service center inquiries

Category Internal (VCU) Hourly RatesExternal Academia Hourly RatesExternal For Profit Hourly Rates
Quantitative LC-MS/MS (Small Molecule)$129$138$190
Quantitative LC-MS/MS (Large Molecule)$155$175$207
Quantitative Analysis HPLC –PDA/UV/FLUOR$60$73$89
Qualitative ID$90$102$115
Certificates of Analysis$232$237$241
Sample AnalysisPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon Request
Sample ProcessingPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon Request
Stability TestingPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon Request
ConsultationPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon RequestPricing Upon Request
Training (HPLC)$35n/an/a
Training (LC-MS/MS)$52n/an/a
Training (Mass Spectrometer)$52n/an/a

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Bioanalytical Shared Resource Laboratory.

Q. What types of laboratory tests or assays do you perform?

A. Our bioanalytical laboratory has man non-proprietary bioanalytical methods for small and large molecules. We have the expertise to develop new methods and perform validations for bioanalytical or product testing applications.

Q. How much is the sample price?

A. Our sample prices will vary depending on method availability, number of samples, matrix, analyte or metabolites that need measured. We can provide additional details and offer very competitive pricing.

Q. Where do I ship my samples?

A. We are located in the School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, at 410 North 12th Street, room 322. When we receive samples, we ask that a chain of custody be provided, and if possible, electronic sample log files be sent. Shipping through Fedex or UPS, please provide a tracking number to ensure proper delivery.

Q. How do I ship my samples?

A. Please follow proper protocols for shipment of dangerous goods including proper labeling of dry ice packaging. As mentioned before, please provide electronic and hard copies of sample logs so that we can match up what is on every sample received.

Q. How are payments received?

A. A check or journal voucher (VCU Departments only) are preferred. Checks can be made to: Virginia Commonwealth University and send to PO 980533, Richmond, VA. 23298, Attn: Dr. Matthew Halquist/Dept. of Pharmaceutics.

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