The Industries We Serve

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

  • Ingredient identity testing; purity testing; compendial testing (non-GMP)
  • Profiling, identification and quantitation of impurities and degradation products
  • Separation science: HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, semi-prep HPLC, LC-SPE-NMR, Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)
  • Active ingredients in ointments; solids in ointments
  • Amorphous vs crystalline content
  • Single crystal structural determination, absolute configuration
  • Polymorph analysis
  • Solvates, co-crystals
  • Reaction characterization, degradation processes
  • Residual solvent testing
  • GMP tests for API’s, Qualification of Reference Standards
Materials

Materials

  • Silicones
  • Cellulose testing; % crystallinity
  • Effects of heat treatments, processing, welding
  • Examination of bulk materials, coatings, films, surface treatments, welding
  • Crystalline vs amorphous content, analysis of components, impurities, corrosion products
  • Molecular weight and structure confirmation
  • Separation and identification of components in complex samples
  • Analysis of decomposed materials
  • Depth profiles
  • Quantitation of inorganic content
  • Absorption cut-off for thin films
  • Concrete composition
  • Identification of asbestos
  • Retained austenite in steels
Food/Nutraceuticals

Food/Nutraceuticals

  • Testing omega-3 oil-containing supplements
  • Oil rancidity
  • Flavonoid detection
  • Analysis of umami components in vegetable extracts
  • Detection, quantification of active chemicals in plant roots
  • Chitosan testing
  • Phospholipids in vegetable oils
Cosmetics

Cosmetics

  • Glycerin content in cosmetics
  • Silicone content
  • Solids in ointments
  • Separation and identification of components in fragrance products
  • Nanoparticle analysis
  • Determination of metallic contaminants
Environmental

Environmental

  • Asbestos content
  • Humic substances
  • Detection and quantification of semi-volatile organics such as PAHs in air, water and sediments
  • Detection and quantification of toxins such as BPA, BHT in water samples
  • Identification of lubricants in soil and/or water
  • Identification of chemical markers of exposure
  • Analysis and characterization of particulate contaminants
  • Sediment and mineralogical testing
  • Clay analysis
Polymers

Polymers

  • Polymer testing: copolymer ratios; end group analysis, residual monomers, fluorine and/or phosphorous content
  • Distillate components
  • Examination of bulk materials, coatings, films, surface treatments, welding
  • Crystalline vs amorphous content
  • Analysis of components, impurities, corrosion products
  • Identification of polymer orientation such as lamellar structure formation
Mining/Metallurgy

Mining/Metallurgy

  • Component analysis
  • Porosity
  • Effects of heat treatments, processing, welding
  • Analysis of mineral phases, exact structure, components
  • Determination of asbestos phases
  • Ceramic analysis
  • Zeolite, clay analysis
Textiles

Textiles

  • Fire retardant analysis
  • Fabric contamination
  • Specialty textile composition
  • Identification of fibre lubricants, softeners and other textile chemicals
Patent Issues

Patent Issues

  • Each case is unique and presents its own challenges. Please contact us and we will help you determine the best approach.