NORWICH SKIN PLATFORM: Breaking Barriers in Human Skin Research NORWICH SKIN PLATFORM: Breaking Barriers in Human Skin Research

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The Norwich Skin Platform aims to overcome limitations of human tissue supply to offer a bespoke treatment and analysis service allowing morphological, genetic, proteomic and immunological changes in primary human skin samples.

With over 20 years of experience in mammalian skin research (both in vivo and ex vivo) the Norwich Skin Platform was established in 2015 by Norwich Research Park partners, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the John Innes Centre, to develop capabilities in the treatment and analysis of human skin explants. 

Together the Norwich Research Park offers a multi-disciplinary range of expertise and facilities.

We have been able to secure regular supplies of ethically consented fresh human abdominal skin which allows us to offer a service facilitating development of pharmaceutical and cosmetic therapies.

Our location and local expertise make allow us to provide a service that is tailored to your requirements.

Our capabilities include:

  • Human skin explant culture (up to 90 skin explants per donor allowing many comparisons within-donor)
  • Histology including morphometric analysis
  • Immunocytochemistry (peroxidase or immunofluorescence)
  • Transcriptomics analysis
  • Comparative pre-clinical analysis
  • Coming soon: MALDI Imaging mass spectrometry

For further information or to discuss you requirements please contact us:

Dr Damon Bevan -

Dr Jelena Gavrilovic -