University of East Anglia/Norwich Medical School collaborates with KRSS Ltd

European Mass Spec/Chromatography Sales and Service company KRSS Ltd have entered into a collaboration with the University of East Anglia/Norwich Medical School leading to the opening of a clinical application support laboratory in KRSS’s new 17,000sq ft. state-of-the art facility based in Runcorn, Cheshire.


The new facility will initially target  clinical applications such as Total/Free Urinary and Plasma Metanephrines, Catecholamines, Vitamin D, Female Testosterone (Androgens), Steroids and Therapeutic Drugs.  KRSS customers will have access to technical support from a Clinical applications team, headed up by John Dutton and Professor Bill Fraser of UEA, who have over 60 years’ experience in clinical laboratories.


The agreement will benefit from the technical expertise of UEA with the engineering capabilities and knowledge of the KRSS team. The new collaboration will also co-develop scientific papers on improved and new methods as well as investigate new instrument developments.


Kevin Donaldson, Managing Director at KRSS, said “We are delighted to collaborate with UEA/Norwich Medical School. They have a very active research group investigating the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases and are recognised as a leading authority in the clinical sciences. We look forward to offering our customers access to our extended support plans.”


The Clinical Support Plan from KRSS will offer method transfer from older techniques such as LC-ECD to modern LCMSMS, troubleshooting and optimisation of existing methods, method validation and the setup of new applications to name a few.


The KRSS technical team collectively has over 80 years’ experience in Mass Spec, LCMS, GCMS, HPLC and GC in the scientific industry, allowing KRSS to develop an unrivalled technical expertise and market understanding. Backed by quality spare parts, KRSS offer sales, service and support for the complete LCMS/GCMS system. With their competitively priced customer service plans, KRSS can minimise instrument downtime, maximise sample throughput and ensure quality results are delivered every time.


The new building will also be the operational base for two other companies owned by the KRSS team; Chromatography Direct ( and KRSS Engineering (

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