Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), boasting more than 30 years of scientific excellence. We provide research, analysis and consultancy to the food, life science and consumer goods sectors, partnering with SEMs and all the top 15 global pharmaceutical and FMCG companies.

Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving over 3,000 clients from across 60 countries. Our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives”.

We are proud of our excellence in science and service. In 2019 alone, we’ve won awards for Business of the Year (Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards), Best Contract Research Organisation (OBN Awards) and have been recognised as an Enlightened Employer at the Women in Business Awards.

Our commitment to customer service and scientific excellence means that our work extends well beyond the laboratory:

  • Our multidisciplinary teams don’t just provide test results. They go the extra mile to provide practical solutions, rapid results, expert interpretation and sound advice.
  • We are an externally accredited training organisation (IRCA, RSC), providing a wide range of pharmaceutical training courses, delivered by a highly knowledgeable team of professionals.
  • Our Emergency Response Service (ERS) has solved more than 15,000 emergency incidents to date and provides members with rapid results for rapid solutions. 24 Hours a day, seven days a week we are here to support you.
  • We share our knowledge and expertise with clients through our free to attend industry events, our frequent presentations at national and international conferences, our webinars and through the publishing of white papers.
  • We engage with schools with our Science Outreach programme and aim to inspire the next generation of scientists through fun and inventive demonstrations and hands-on experiences.
  • We like to make a positive impact within our community, volunteering time and raising funds. In 2018, 46% (154 members of the team) volunteered giving 813 hours and raising £42,000.
  • "A great place to work" is a central pillar to our strategy. Our investment in the continued learning and development of our team provides a catalyst for change, helping us to achieve our business goals while enriching the careers if our team.
  • We provide internships, cross-department training and support CPD for our technical experts to help maintain a culture of continued learning and development.

We are Customer Focused, Science Driven and Results Led

Food & Consumer Goods Services        Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Services


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