Scientific Testing and Research Facilities

Services available to external organisations and businesses

What we offer

We offer first class laboratory and field facilities which can be used for problem solving, testing, consultancy or research and development. We adopt a multi-disciplined approach, drawing upon the extensive experience of our academics and Scientific Officers, to support research and innovation by businesses.


    UPGEL - the University of Portsmouth Geological and Environmental Laboratories - support industry and academia in solving complex earth and environment-related problems. Our strength is a multi-disciplined approach to problem solving combined with a wide range of high-quality, managed testing equipment housed in one facility. Find out more about UPGEL.

  • The excellent facilities at our Institute of Marine Sciences are available for commercial testing and bespoke research, supported by a broad range of technical and marine expertise.

  • Breast health and bra testing

    As world leading experts in breast biomechanics, we collaborate with global brands to inform product design, developement and marketing. Find out how we can support your organisation and see what specialist services are available from the University of Portsmouth's breast health scientific testing services.

  • Biomolecular testing & molecular models

    We offer facilities for the application and analysis of biological molecules and cells. Find out more about the University of Portsmouth's biomolecular testing services. We can also provide molecular models, using 3D printing to bring to life any biological molecule.

  • The uses our unique facilities and expertise in the area of Human Performance and Environmental Physiology. We have assisted sports people from recreational level to multiple Olympic Champions and helped many individuals prepare for challenging environments. Two types of service are available: 1) Physiological Assessment; 2) Heat Acclimation.