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Pivotal Scientific Industry Insights - October 2016


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Come and say hello, hola, guten tag... at Neuroscience

Tim Bernard

Tim Bernard and Richard Atkins are both attending this year's SfN Neuroscience meeting in San Diego from the 13th - 16th November (Booth 3413). If you would like to arrange a meeting with either Tim or Richard please contact Sue Timms.  

Richard Atkins

Antibody Validation Conference, Bath, September 2016

Trending news within the life science market at the moment is the question of antibody validation. Our blog on this antibody validation meeting will provide an interesting perspective on what key factors are influencing the world between antibody suppliers and the end users. Please click  here to read. 

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We're not the only ones talking about antibody validation: 

The articles below from Science and Nature talk about the difficulties facing the industry and the proposal for a new scoring system for antibodies: 

Validate your antibodies to improve reproducibility? Easier said than done

Biologists plan scoring system for antibodies


Did you know Pivotal Scientific were key contributors in introducing Nordic Immunological Labs to MUbio to form Nordic-MUbio, OriGene acquiring Acris Antibodies and CliniSciences acquiring Generon? 

Thanks to our extensive years of experience within the research reagent industry we can assist at all stages (with the exception of legal advice) of mergers and acquisitions including: 

  • Preparing a company for sale
  • Introductions to a potential buyer
  • Mediating the final negotiations 
  • Company integration.

To read about our experience within the M&A world and case studies on previous and current M&A please read our blog.  


Pivotal Scientific Network Sponsors

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The Pivotal Scientific Network Sponsors is a resource set up to offer assistance in areas outside your own region of expertise. All our network sponsors are carefully selected to ensure that they can offer the correct level of service within the biotechnology and life science arena. 

This month our Network Sponsor, Life Sciences Product Marketing On Demand, are offering an innovative Sales Training package (details below)  

If you are interested in becoming a network sponsor please contact Richard Atkins

Life Sciences Product Marketing On Demand  

Life Science Product Marketing On Depend have team members who started in the laboratory and have now moved into marketing roles meaning they will understand your technology, products and how to best market these. 

They have teamed up with Pivotal Scientific to provide the offer below for Pivotal Scientific contacts only.  



Pivotal Scientific Alliance 

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Are you looking to build strong working relationships with manufactures and suppliers ? Would you like to increase your sales and brand awareness? Would you like to achieve measurable return on investment (ROI)?

To achieve the above, join the PSL Alliance. The PSL Alliance was formed by Pivotal Scientific to enable companies to have very strong working relationships in order to help them grow. PSL Alliance members receive our support where required to enable them to achieve their business goals and reach their full potential. 

The PSL Alliance now has a two tier structure, a Core Alliance Membership and a VIP Alliance Membership both supported by a suite of services which members can choose from to help them support their business. To find out more about the PSL Alliance and its new two tier structure please click here.  


Recently joined PSL Alliance members


Members' news...



Publication reveals further insight into bacterial outer membrane biochemistry

Bacterial outer membrane proteins are inherent to the OrlaSURF protein engineering platform that is finding commercial application in cell culture, diagnostics, analytical biosensors, and bioprocessing. Meanwhile, Orla founder and Scientific Director, Professor Jeremy Lakey continues his leading academic work into the fundamental science of  bacterial membranes.

Please read the details for this study here.


Antibody Reports 

Pivotal Scientific Limited produces an annual report on the research antibody industry and data files specific for a number of research areas . Each of these files can be purchased separately, please contact James Mosedale if you are interested.

Antibody Resources:

Pivotal Scientific Limited also produce an Antibody Supplier list and a Custom Antibody list. Please take a look and if you are not listed on these reports please advise us via


Increase Your Reach – Social Media Packages

Did you know that 93% of SME companies are now using social media?

Having a presence on social media in today’s business world is very important, but as we all know time is of the essence and investing that time correctly is important in any business. If you want the benefits of using social media, but not confident in the social media arena, we can help you get the most out of that time investment.

Take a look at our fixed starter packages or alternatively please contact Richard Atkins to discuss a plan that suit’s your business requirements.


A new webpage - current Jobs on offer  

We have a new webpage! We are now pleased to announced the release of our new webpage advertising industry related jobs. Please click here to view our current listing and if you would like to advertise a position with us, please contact Kristie Brown



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