Primerdesign Postgraduate Sponsorship 2018 | About Primerdesign
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About Primerdesign

The best custom qPCR assay development service in the World

What We Do

Primerdesign is  focused on the design, manufacture, validation and supply of real-time PCR kits and reagents. The company was founded in 2004 to share the expertise in real-time PCR and DNA chemistry found within the University of Southampton. Since then we have grown an outstanding reputation in the field, with thousands of customers in all of the UKs major universities as well as 120 other countries across Europe and beyond.

Who We Are

The company was founded by Rob, Tom and Jim within Southampton University’s School of Medicine.  Since that humble beginning the company has gone from strength to strength – thousands of customers in over 120 countries around the World and fantastic reputation in the field. Primerdesign now consists of a substantial team of friendly experts, all dedicated to giving our customers a fantastic experience and all thriving in a highly professional environment.

Student Sponsorship

Primerdesign has been able to support a large number of research projects to a degree that is simply unheard of in the biotech industry. We would like to promote this model of mutually beneficial link between the academia and biotech industry in other institutions across the country through our student sponsorship scheme. The scheme aims to support research students from a number of institutions across the UK via sponsorship, training and expert technical support throughout their study


A thriving, dynamic company

Primerdesign is a place where people are given freedom and creativity in their jobs. There is no hierarchy. People are encouraged to take ownership of their area of influence; to shape it, to change and above all, to make it better. People with initiative and creativity thrive. We like to move fast. If someone has a good idea one day we want to all being doing it the next day. We like to enjoy ourselves and take every opportunity we can to celebrate our successes. Our offices and laboratories are modern, highly functional and fun filled places that we have specifically designed to help us do all these things. We have thousands of happy customers all over the World and a real ambition to drive our business forward and achieve much much more.

Got a question? Get in touch.

If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll aim to respond within one working day.