About Propath

The UK’s trusted specialist in molecular pathology for biopharmaceutical R&D

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‌Expertise and Experience – gained across thousands of successfully completed studies

Across four decades, Propath’s GLP and GCP compliant facility in the UK has successfully collaborated on studies with biopharmaceutical companies, large and small, across the world.

Today we are recognised as a leading specialist in spatial biology, molecular pathology and histopathology, collaborating with clients across the globe to advance their clinical and pre-clinical programmes.

Scientist working in Propath lab

The quality of our service is rooted in the expertise and professionalism of our brilliant scientists and technicians – who bring a rich blend of insight, thoroughness and experience to every study we undertake – from routine histology and immunohistochemistry to advanced spatial transcriptomics and ultra-high plex IHC.

Thousands of successfully conducted studies have demonstrated our professionalism and our commitment to clients.  And our vision to keep investing for the future – in our people and our technology – will ensure we continue to provide a service that is as responsive, innovative and dependable as our clients require.

Our Values

Genuine Expertise
By concentrating on our core panel of services – in molecular pathology and in histopathology – we have gained significant depth of expertise and experience within these areas.
Consistent Quality
‌We aim to deliver results that are accurate, reproducible and reliable.  In histology, for example, this means providing precise, well presented, exceptional slides – consistently – supported with robust documentation and QA systems.
Responsive Service
Which to us means responding quickly to requests, providing regular study updates and being proactive where challenges arise.
Ample Capacity
As one of the largest GLP/GCP compliant contract pathology laboratories in Europe, we have the capacity and experience to conduct multiple large studies in parallel, enabling faster completion times with certainty and confidence.
‌Continuous Investment
Our commercial success allows us to invest in high calibre, experienced staff together with the most innovative technology and most efficient processes: the quintessential requirements, we believe, of an effective, consistent and capable contract research organisation.
Propath's Queen Award

Queen’s Award for Enterprise

‌As the UK’s most prestigious accolade for companies, Propath was selected to receive the Queen's Award in recognition of its exceptional contribution to the Global Life Sciences sector across the last four decades.

The award reflects the collective efforts over many years of our highly committed scientists and technicians, working collaboratively to support our clients’ research.

A selection of our work

What our clients say

We have worked with Propath for the last two years on a variety of research projects, including both routine analyses and development of novel methods. They have been an excellent partner, always delivering work of a very high quality on time and to agreed budgets.
Nicholas Glanville PhD, Director, Preclinical Research
Prokarium Ltd
Quoted with consent of author
We have worked with Propath on a number of IHC projects and have found them to provide supportive, proactive communication with high levels of scientific expertise. The work they have performed for us has been of a high standard and enhanced the data in our research programmes.
Senior Director
Translational Medicine
Quoted with consent of author
Propath is a company with whom I look forward to working with. I have worked with Propath for many years and they have assisted us with several studies. Communication with regards to project timelines is particularly excellent which facilitates the smooth running of projects from start to finish. My contact with their staff is always professional and courteous. The quality of their work is extremely high, and delivery of results is timely and accurate. It was a pleasure to work with them.
Principal Scientist
Large Biopharma Company
Quoted with consent of author

Propath - At a glance

40+ years of experience

40+ years of experience

Gained across thousands of studies in molecular pathology and histopathology
Propath is trusted by sponsors globally

Trusted by sponsors globally

Including six of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies
Propath uses Innovative Technology

Innovative technology

Multiple innovative platforms, including the NanoString GeoMx, Lunaphore Comet and Akoya PhenoCycler
Propath is GLP compliant

GLP compliant

Thirty years of experience of conducting studies in compliance with OECD GLP requirements
Propath is GCP Compliant

GCP compliant

Robust systems and procedures in place to support GCP clinical trials
Propath is HTA licensed

HTA licensed

Licensed by the UK’s Human Tissue Authority to work with human tissue specimens
Propath has a large tissue bank

Large tissue bank

In-house bank of normal and diseased tissue available for research
Over 30 experienced staff and scientists work at Propath

Experienced scientific staff

Many with over 30 years of industry experience and/or PhDs
State of the art lab and facilities at Propath

State of the art facility

Modern 12,000 square feet facility in Hereford, UK


We are specialists in molecular pathology and histopathology for biopharma R&D. It’s what we’ve been doing for over thirty years. Trusted by our clients – small and large – across the world.

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