Precision NanoSystems’ BioPharma Services accelerates the development of mRNA-lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations to create genomic medicines by using NanoAssemblr® instruments, ionizable lipids and off-the-shelf reagents offering, end-to-end LNP Formulation Services and cGMP manufacturing. 

Leverage Deep Expertise to Expedite Preclinical and Clinical RNA-LNP Manufacturing

Accelerate formulation development, optimization, and process scale-up by collaborating with our BioPharma Services team that includes payload design, analytical development services, quality control and quality assay (QA/QC) services. If you are looking for a reliable CDMO partner, our contract services team is here to deliver customized solutions for successful LNP drug manufacturing.  

Our experienced team of scientists specializes in optimizing the use of limited materials in scaling drug products from discovery to cGMP manufacturing for a broad range of drug carriers such as Lipid Nanoparticles, Liposomes, and Polymeric Nanoparticles (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) PLGA). We have the expertise in handling a wide range of drug payloads, including mRNA, siRNA, saRNA, Replicon RNA, Peptides, Small Molecules, and Viruses with the NanoAssemblr® and GenVoy™ technology platforms. Collaborate with us to develop a comprehensive project plan with customized milestones, deliverables, timeline and budget that aligns with your goals. 


Clinical Stage Programs


GMP Batches


Approved Drugs

*Precision NanoSystem’s BioPharma Services team is made up of experts that bring in their cumulative experience of working with 26 clinical stage programs producing over 44 GMP batches and have contributed to two approved drug products.
BioPharma Services team
Complete Solutions for Every Step of Pharmaceutical Development 

Partner with BioPharma Services on projects that span the entire drug development process, including proof-of-concept studies in early discovery, lead candidate development in scale-up and manufacturing processes for cGMP production. 



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Formulation Development  

  • Optimize physicochemical properties and biological activity 
  • Identify critical quality attributes (CQAs) and draft drug product specifications 

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Process Development 

  • Establish critical process parameters (CPPs) for downstream processing, including tangential flow filtration (TFF) and sterile filtration 

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  • Confirm equivalency with demonstration batches   
  • Prepare and test batches to support GLP-Tox studies

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GMP Manufacturing 

  • Prepare GMP Master Batch Records
  • Manufacture GMP batches for Phase I and II clinical trials 


Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) Support 

  • Provide oversight for the manufacture and testing of engineering and GMP batches  
  • Assist with CMC Regulatory Submissions

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Bioassay Development and Screening 

  • Develop robust bioassays to evaluate the potency and in vitro gene expression of any drug payload  
  • Develop a workflow to screen large numbers of variables to support formulation and process development  

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Analytical Services 

  • Develop analytical methods for nanoparticle formulations and raw materials 


Analytical Services


Developing the right analytical assays for each stage of your project is critical to ensure success in the path from preclinical to clinical drug development. With deep expertise and technical knowledge of genomic medicines, BioPharma Services develops and applies advanced analytical methodologies to support the characterization of the drug substance, raw materials and/or nanoparticle formulation. Our analytical development team works across the preclinical, clinical, process development, manufacturing and quality teams from selecting lead candidates during formulation development to ensuring specifications of the drug product remain consistent as production is scaled.



Analytical Capabilities

Analytical services for non-viral genomic medicines include drug product identity confirmation, physical characterization, acceptance testing, stability studies, GMP release testing, toxicology testing and raw material testing.


Lipid Nanoparticles


  • Particle Size Distribution (PDI)
  • Osmolality
  • Zeta-Potential
  • pH
  • Encapsulation Efficiency
  • Total Drug Substance Content
  • In Vitro Potency




  • Multi-Lipid Content
  • Multi-Lipid Identity/Integrity
  • Raw Material Testing
  • Stability/Forced Degradation
  • Residual Solvents
  • Solubility
  • Trace Impurity Analysis


Nucleic Acids


  • Capping Efficiency
  • PolyAdenylation
  • Residual DNA/Protein
  • dsRNA
  • Unnatural Ribonucleotides
  • Identify & Integrity 
  • Large RNA or saRNA Characterization





Analytical Instrumentation

Analytical instrumentation and technologies to assess drug substances and products include particle size analyzers, bioanalyzers, mass spectrometers, liquid chromatographic systems, cryogenic electron microscopes and flow cytometers.



  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) 
  • Osmometer 
  • Endotoxin* 
  • Bioburden* 
  • Cryo-TEM* 







  • LC-MS/MS 








  • LC-MS/MS 
  • CE-UV/LIF 
  • Bioanalyzer 







  • Cytation 7 cell imaging multi-mode reader, Biospa, and MultiFlo Fx  
  • SDS-PAGE and Jess Automated Western blot  
  • Biotek plate readers (Colorimetric + Luminescence-based assays)  
  • Ella automated ELISA  
  • CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer  
  • RT-qPCR 


    *Available through third-party 

    Our BioPharma Services Team

    Experienced: Leverage comprehensive knowledge, insights and expertise in formulation development, process development, analytical development, quality, and GMP manufacturing.

    Transparent: Prioritize direct communication and access to protocols and processes during the development of your drug product. 

    Integrated: Optimize the use of limited materials with NanoAssemblr and GenVoy technology platforms, enabling seamless scaling of drug products from preclinical to clinical development. 

    Flexible: Continue development and manufacturing through the late stages of drug development or transfer protocols to continue development in-house. 

    Streamlined: Collaborate across functional teams from proof-of-concept studies to cGMP manufacturing for Phase I and II clinical trials for an end-to-end workflow. 

    Drug Payloads, Drug Carriers and Research Applications



    BioPharma Services has broad technical expertise in payload design and lipid-based delivery systems, including lipid nanoparticle and lipopolymeric formulations, for a wide range of disease applications.




    Drug Payloads

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    mRNA, siRNA, saRNA, Replicon RNA 



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    pDNA, dsDNA 




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    Small Molecule 




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    Drug Carriers



    Lipid Nanoparticles












    Polymer Nanoparticles
















    Research Applications 

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    Vaccine Development 




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    Liver Delivery


    Liver Delivery




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    Cardiovascular Disease




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    Lung Delivery




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    Clinical Partners
    • "As an Evonik affiliate specialized in liposomal drug delivery systems, we are pleased to offer our clients access to the NanoAssemblr GMP System, which will aid in the translation of drug candidates to clinical testing and ideally to commercial use." 
      - Don Enns, Vice President of Evonik Vancouver Laboratories
    • "We are excited about this promising collaboration and hope that it will propel our work forward as the ncRNA Core Facility focuses on the non-coding RNA portions of the genome for [the] discovery of novel biomarkers and targets for therapeutics from human disease tissue and clinical trial specimens."
      - Frank Slack, Director of the Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HIRM) at BIDMC
    • "Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services has audited the PNI facilities in Vancouver and has qualified PNI's NanoAssemblr® GMP System and its components. We are excited to work with PNI to offer their purpose-designed manufacturing technology and unique nanomedicine expertise to our clients for the manufacture of nanoparticle-based medicines" 
      - Kristin DeFife, Ph.D., Vice President and Head of US Operations of Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

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    Resource Center

    Application Note

    January 02, 2018

    Seamless scale up of siRNA LNP formulations using the NanoAssemblr® platform

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    November 09, 2021

    Novel Lipid Nanoparticle Delivery Reagent and Rapid Manufacturing Workflow to Accelerate Preclinical Developme...

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    Publication - Abstract

    July 08, 2020

    Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

    Liposomes: Advancements and Innovation in the Manufacturing Process

    S. Shah, V. Dhawan, R. Holm, M.S. Nagarsenker and Y. Perrie

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    Publication - Abstract

    January 10, 2017

    International Journal of Pharmaceutics

    Microfluidic Manufacturing of Phospholipid Nanoparticles: Stability, Encapsulation Efficacy, and Drug Release

    M.G. Correia, M.L. Briuglia, F. Niosi and D.A. Lamprou

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    August 10, 2016

    NanoAssemblr® Blaze™ | Dr. Peter Johnson, PNI Tech Talk

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    August 10, 2017

    Nanoparticle Manufacturing – Strategies for De-Risking Early Clinical Manufacture | Ray Lockard

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