rent-a-lab is a contract research organisation (CRO) providing services mainly in the field of radioactive bioassays (isotopes: [3H], [125I], [14C], [35S], [33P] and [32P]). Services are customised to meet specific needs reaching from individual small scale solutions (e.g. execution of radioimmunoassays (RIAs) or enzyme assays) to assay development for new targets and medium-throughput screening (MTS) of test compounds. rent-a-lab is also able to generate transiently transfected cell lines (CHO, HEK) for receptor mutation studies.
One main focus of rent-a-lab is the pharmacology of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), in this research area several functional assays are offered (e.g. [35S]GTPγS binding tests, adenylate cyclase assays, Gα-subtyp-specific assays).
rent-a-lab produces and sells also membrane fragments (e.g. of pig brain). Currently rent-a-lab develops a method to produce pancreatic islets.