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The QMPS research team conducts epidemiological studies aimed at furthering the dairy industry’s understanding of mastitis. More importantly, we use this knowledge and act as a contract research organization (CRO), specializing in bovine clinical field studies.

Our goal is to improve milk quality on the farm by offering contract services to product development companies, ultimately resulting in more effective and diverse products for use by producers and veterinarians. For more information, please contact us.

Trial Design

Designing a valid study is the most important step in conducting a meaningful trial that will be accepted by regulatory authorities, veterinarians and producers. QMPS has qualifications and experience to support the design of a diverse array of projects.

  • Biometrical design
  • Sample size calculation
  • Randomization
  • Protocol writing
  • Case report form development
  • Implementation consulting

Trial Conduct

Implementing a well-designed field trial requires access to a diverse pool of trial sites, knowledge of on-farm practices, and the ability to work with trial sites to modify practices. QMPS ‘s four regions are staffed with four veterinarians and eight field technicians who visit farms daily. This provides both access to trial sites and the knowledge needed for proper trial implementation.

  • IACUC/informed consent
  • Treatment administration
  • Sample/data collection
  • Equipment checking (NMC)

Project Management

Coordination of resources and schedules in order to meet project scope requirements takes effective communication, controlled processes, and problem-solving expertise. QMPS has certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), who apply Kerzner’s project management methodology to complete projects on time and within budget.

  • Site qualification
  • Scheduling/cost control
  • Scope monitoring/control
  • Communication records
  • Field site monitoring

Data Management/Statistics

A well-conducted field study means little without quality data and a valid analysis. QMPS has expertise to support the entire process from data capture to inference and interpretation of results.

  • Database design
  • Record management
  • Data entry
  • Data verification/cleaning
  • Descriptive analysis
  • Inferential statistical analysis including multi-level modeling
  • Statistical report writing


Organization of trial records and interpretation of results are essential for efficient review of data packages by regulatory authorities and accurate communication of results to the industry. QMPS has the expertise to provide a range of report types with varying levels of interpretation and complexity.

  • Raw data packages
  • Laboratory results
  • Databases/statistical reports
  • Internal sponsor reports
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Posters/presentations


Quality Milk Production Services

Northern Laboratory
SUNY Canton
Canton, NY 13619
(fax) 315-379-3931
Central Laboratory
240 Farrier Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
(fax) 607-253-4000
Western Laboratory
36 Center St, STE A
Warsaw, NY 14569
1-877-645-5525 toll free
Eastern Laboratory
111 Schenectady Ave.
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(fax) 518-255-5682