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Our Mission

Eradicating rare and common diseases is the end game for all our efforts. Research is at the very center of that goal.

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What We Do

Our GCLP-trained staff, CLIA certified laboratories, and advanced core research facilities enable us to partner with academic, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology institutions at all stages of research and development,
from initial proof of concept to delivery of results.

Together, we can advance understanding of disease and transform disease treatment through our FDA-compliant contract research organization (CRO).

Our pathologists and research scientists publish extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present their research at national and international conferences.

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Contract Research Offerings

Pre-Clinical Trial Clinical Trial
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Novel Biomarker Identification Circle Circle
Stains (Histochemical, Immunohistochemical, Enzymatic) Circle Circle
Transmission Electron Microscopy Circle Circle
Digital PCR (SNP and Copy Number) Circle Circle
NanoString Assays Circle Circle
APOL1 Genotyping Circle Circle
RNA/DNA Extraction (FFPE, Cells, Frozen Tissue) Circle Circle
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Contract Research Services

Arkana Laboratories is an experienced contract research organization (CRO) provider of diagnostic services for clinical trials investigating therapeutics targeting kidney and neuromuscular disease. We have served as the central anatomic pathology laboratory for numerous clinical trials focusing on kidney diseases (e.g. glomerulonephritis).

Our team works to foster an environment of collaboration in all trial stages (Phase I-IV) from protocol design to delivery of results. We understand the importance of providing timely results and will provide a rapid turnaround time for research and clinical trial diagnosis.

Arkana’s team will work to advance your pre-clinical research by designing and carrying out projects that seek to answer specific questions relevant to the pathophysiologic mechanism of the human kidney or neuromuscular disease.

Arkana’s Multiplex Imaging Center is a certified partner with Akoya Biosciences in their CRO Partnership Program, specializing in multiplex imaging of human tissues. We have an Akoya Polaris 9-color fluorescence and brightfield whole slide scanning microscope with InForm software for spectral unmixing, Halo AI image processing software, Halo Link access for remote collaborations, and specialized modules for customizable image processing projects.