Histology services

Latest laboratory equipment and cutting-edge technologies

Concept Life Sciences Histology utilizes the latest laboratory equipment and cutting-edge technologies to provide end-to-end histology services. We follow the guidelines set out by Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and therefore can support projects throughout the drug discovery and development process, from early-stage R&D through to clinical trials.

Concept Life Sciences Histology is set up to Source, Process, Stain, Image, and Analyze tissue.

Staining approaches provided by Concept Life Sciences Histology

Our use of the latest laboratory equipment, including the Leica BOND RX Research Stainer, and PhenoImager™ HT and Zeiss Axioscan imaging systems, enables us to fully automate many of our staining approaches allowing us to deliver a robust, reliable, and high-throughput service.

Tissue Stains

Including but not limited to H&E, Alcian blue, PAS, and Picrosirius red.

Single and multiplex chromogenic immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Up to 3 markers pus nuclear stain (Haematoxylin)
e.g., DAB, Fast Red red, Green, green, and Blue

Single and multiplex immunofluorescence (IF)

Up to 8 markers plus nuclear stain (DAPI).


mRNA detection; up to 4-plex

Mixed multiplex detection

IHC (protein) + RNAscope (mRNA)

Staining dye

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(human NSCLC)

Staining dye

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Alcian blue

(human colon)

Chromogenic IHC

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CD3, Haematoxylin

(human NSCLC)

2-plex IHC

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CD8, CD31, Haematoxylin

(mouse spleen)


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(human NSCLC)

2-plex IF

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PanCK, C4d, DAPI

(mouse kidney)

3-plex IF

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CD68, CD8, PanCK, DAPI

(human tonsil)

4-plex IF

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PD-L1, PD-1, CD4, CD8, DAPI

(human tonsil)


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(HeLa cells)

8-plex (9-colour) IF

8-plex (9-colour) IF

Concept Life Sciences Histology offers simultaneous imaging of up to 8 markers (proteins) + DAPI (nuclear stain) on a single tissue section. This can provide morphological, pathological, and spatial information of the juxtaposition of different cell types, which can be quantified by image analysis.

Image left: CD3, CD8, CD4, FoxP3, CD68, Ki67, PanCK, DAPI with OpalTM Multiplex Detection Reagents imaged using the PhenoImager™ HT from Akoya BioSciences® (human CRC)

Tissue biomarkers

Tissue biomarkers

Specialized IHC staining approaches utilized during preclinical and clinical drug discovery research provide valuable insights into the location and positioning of biomarkers (cell types) within tissue.

Our knowledge, expertise and pragmatic approach to antibody selection and validation can facilitate demonstration of novel and challenging biomarkers in situ, providing high-value data.

Image right: Human tonsil – T cells (CD3), Cytotoxic T cells (CD8), Regulatory T cells (FoxP3), Myeloid cells (CD68), Epithelial cells (PanCK), Proliferating cells (Ki67), Nuclei (DAPI)

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Immunology
  • Immuno-oncology
  • Fibrosis
  • Neuroscience

Want to find out more?

Our multi-disciplinary teams mitigate risk by employing knowledge, foresight and thought leadership to all our client’s diverse programs enabling the highest chance of success. Get in touch to find out how we can support you.