We value helping researchers. At the heart of our efforts, we always have been and always will be a company focused on quality and driven by rigorous, uncompromising scientific values. We are not driven by a mediocre and extensive product line, but rather by developing the most accurate, reproducible, and precise tools and protocols that provide better results to drive research forward. We are a company built on attention to detail, constantly in pursuit of scientific knowledge, and focused on always doing better for the field in which we serve.
We value our relationships with clinical labs. Together, we translate the proven methods of salivary bioscience research into the tools that make salivary diagnostics reliable.
Salimetrics is more than just a good assay manufacturer. Often considered a scientific collaborator, Salimetrics stands by investigators in support of their specific aims. From industry leading pharmaceuticals, contract research organizations and key opinion leaders, to students and beginning researchers, Salimetrics collaborates with investigators in both the academic and diagnostic fields across many scientific disciplines. We help researchers be successful. We help them incorporate the best salivary bioscience methods, and that helps them be instrumental in revealing a new discovery, and becoming the next generation of key opinion leaders in their respective fields. We will always be committed to building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with investigators interested in pushing the scientific knowledge boundaries.
Salimetrics’ efforts started in the lab of Douglas A. Granger, PhD at Penn State University in the 1990s. Salivary cortisol was attracting considerable empirical attention, and the research findings were high impact. However, the assays used in that research were largely developed in-house by academics. Comparing data between studies was a challenge because the methods were not standardized, and these methods were not optimized for use with saliva. At that time, the immunodiagnostic industry was unwilling to develop and commercialize assays designed specifically for saliva. This gap led our group to take a leap of faith that would result in the much needed “step up” in assay quality, precision, accuracy, and standardization for salivary cortisol. The release of the Salimetrics Salivary Cortisol Assay Kit in 1998 marked a new beginning for salivary bioscience research, with the initial focus of salivary bioscience largely centered on assessing hormones in saliva such as cortisol.
These past twenty years have witnessed exponential growth in knowledge facilitated by salivary bioscience research. Recent advancements include salivary measures of environmental chemical exposure, infectious disease, metabolomics, oral microbiome, and inflammation. After many years of basic and descriptive study, salivary bioscience is ready to translate its high impact findings. Throughout the history of salivary bioscience research, Salimetrics has been a part of providing the knowledge and tools that facilitate this international effort. Today, Salimetrics is even more committed to be the best partner for the next generation of salivary bioscience.
We are family owned and operated and have been since the beginning. Beyond our families, the Salimetrics’ team includes caring people with different backgrounds, from PhDs and Biotech experts to MBAs and CPAs, from academics and industry, who individually and collectively work to make us a better partner for salivary bioscience. Today, Salimetrics’ global reach provides more than twenty high-quality, dedicated salivary assay kits and saliva lab services to researchers and clinical labs around the world.