About Fera

Accelerating research. A new way…

eDNA Testing helps you find the answer to whether your pond or stream is home to the European protected Great Crested Newt. Once you purchase your kit, you will join this research revolution.

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

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With a scientific heritage stretching beyond 100 years and over 350 scientists, organisations in over 120 countries around the world rely on Fera to ensure the quality and safety of their products and services. We achieve this by delivering science excellence and unrivalled customer service. This means supporting our customers to play that vital role in people’s day-to-day life, from the food we eat and the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the environment we live in. We believe the world is a better place working together in partnership. 

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At our state of the art laboratory facilities, we are pioneers in applying diagnostics, measurement and analytical science which puts our customers at the heart of the business of science. 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 a reputation through our highly respected and documented, published science papers with a significant amount in ground breaking techniques and new understandings which 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 develop their performance, gaining that competitive advantage to enable customers to develop trusted brands. Through our services we help our clients to support and develop a sustainable agrifood 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.