World-class science to give you the edge
KNIGHT Scientific is all about research and innovation – and we're fast becoming the darling of the sports world due to our unique tests that can help prevent Overtraining Syndrome and detect infections up to 48 hours before any symptoms show. But that's just a part of our offerings that span the worlds of cosmetics, health, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, animal welfare, workplace sickness management and research.
What can we do for you?
SPORTS MEDICINE: We work closely with elite athletes and sports teams to help them avoid Overtraining Syndrome. Our unique ABEL-Sport finger-prick blood test can predict overtraining before it's too late - and it can detect infections, sometimes up to 48 hours before any symptoms appear. Team doctors and nutiritionists from Premiership football teams and other elite sports are using our test to give their proteges the edge and to concentrate their efforts on those most at risk.
ASSAYS AND TEST KITS: Research scientists the world over use our Cell Activation and Antioxidant Test Kits - all based on ABEL (Analysis By Emitted Light) technology and containing the light-emitting protein Pholasin, an ultra-sensitive chemiluminescent detector of free radicals and other reactive oxygen-containing species (ROS). Our assays, unique to Knight Scientific, can run on microplate readers with up to 384 wells including the Hamamatsu FDSS/μCELL - and the sensitivity of Pholasin means our assays can extend the capabilities of even such a high-end piece of lab equipment.
WELLBEING: Need to know if someone's diet is healthy enough for their lifestyle or if they have underlying conditions? Our simple finger-prick blood test gives you that information, plus a reliable antioxidant score for future comparison. Healthcare providers and physicians value the insights the test provides, while employers can use it to monitor their employees' health and encourage lifestyle changes to reduce sickness absence.
CONTRACT TESTING: We carry out testing for companies around the world, including household-name cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals companies.
QUALITY CONTROL: We can analyse ingredients, help improve shelf-life, and test for batch-to-batch conformity. We specialise in antioxidant activity.
CLAIMS SUBSTANTIATION: Hard-earned reputations can be torn to shreds if product claims don't stand up to scrutiny, whether those claims concern efficacy, durability or suitability. We help clients defend their claims to the Advertising Standards Authority but prefer to help them draft and test the claims they want to make before launch.
RESEARCH: We have a worldwide reputation for research and innovation - on our own, partnering ,or leading projects - in fields including restorative medicine, wound healing, biocompatability of medical devices, animal health, and sexually-transmitted infections.
WINNER OF PLYMOUTH HERALD'S BUSINESS AWARDS FOR THE INNOVATION CATEGORY 2014!
Read all about it: Plymouth Herald Business Awards 2014
At the top of our game
TEAM doctors and nutritionists from several Premier League football teams are in talks with Knight Scientific about our unique overtraining prediction test that can also detect infections sometimes up to 48 hours before any symptoms appear. Meanwhile, Plymouth Argyle FC has been using our test since October 2013 - and John Harbin, the team's Performance Manager, describes it as "a Godsend".