About Fera

Accelerating research. A new way…

eDNA testing allows you to identify whether your pond or stream is home to the European protected great crested newt. As a relatively new methodology, once you purchase a kit, you will have joined the research revolution.

Our quality assurance and experience make us the partner of choice for ecologists requiring accurate and timely results. Our eDNA analysis adheres to Natural England’s protocol, giving you the reassurance to trust in the results.

With a scientific heritage stretching over 100 years, and with over 350 in-house scientists, organisations in over 120 countries trust Fera to ensure the quality and safety of their products and services. We achieve this by delivering science excellence and unrivalled customer service by supporting our customers and their vital role in people’s day to day life. We’re proud to support our customers’ efforts in consumers’ lives, from the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the environment we live in. We believe the world is a better place working in partnership.

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At our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, we are pioneers in applying diagnostics, measurement, and analytical science that puts our customers at the heart of the business. Through our risk management and decision support systems services and products, customers depend on our accredited quality and safety testing systems and know-how to mitigate emerging risks from resistance to invasive pests. We have earned our reputation through our highly respected and documented, published science papers with a significant amount in ground-breaking techniques and new understandings that have delighted our colleagues and peers. edna testing for great crested newts

We go beyond testing, quality control, and inspecting products; we help customers improve and develop their performance, gaining competitive advantages to enable customers to develop trusted brands. Through our services we help our clients to support and develop a sustainable agri-food chain and a healthy natural environment.

We work with a broad range of public and private sector customers including Government departments and agencies, European Commission, overseas governments, research councils, industry levy boards, and commercial organisations.


Meet our scientists

Marco Benucci
Dr Marco Benucci works as Molecular Project Delivery Coordinator for Fera. He is one of the members of the Molecular Technological Unit (MTU) and works as a contact point between project managers and diagnosticians. He is responsible for the practical delivery of commercial and research projects based on a variety of molecular methodologies.