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Concept Life Sciences provides an unrivalled breadth of analytical solutions, techniques and applications to the agrochemicals, biocides, food and feed sectors, including pesticides.  

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Concept is a specialist CRO focused on problem solving and delivering high quality analytical and laboratory support.

Our unique blend of spectroscopic, chromatographic, solid state, elemental and compendial test methods provides comprehensive analytical solutions from product characterisation and registration through to commercial release testing.

  • Capabilities

    • GLP and cGMP accredited by the MHRA
    • 5-Batch studies, Interlaboratory validations (ILV), Phys / Chem studies, REACH
    • OECD and CIPAC methods
    • Dioxins and Furans, PCBs, PBBs
    • Bespoke investigations and batch release testing
    • Method development, verification, validation and transfer
    • Quantitative methods / Limit tests
    • Wide range of analytical techniques:
      • Separation sciences
      • Specialised, high-end product characterisation
      • Elemental analysis, Phys / Chem testing
      • Storage stability
  • Separation science

    • Method development from first principles to full GLP validation and batch release
    • Gas Chromatography
      • FID, MS, MS/MS
      • Liquid and Headspace
    • HPLC / uHPLC
      • UV, PDA, Fluorescence
      • ELS, RI, CAD, MS, MS/MS
    • UV-directed semi and preparative HPLC (for peak isolation and identification of unknowns)
    • Ion Chromatography
    • Chiral separations
    • TLC
    • Dissolution
  • Elemental and physical chemistry testing

    • Standard methods
    • ICP-OES / MS
    • SEM-EDX
    • FTIR
    • UV-Vis Spectrophotometry
    • Viscosity
    • LoI / LoD / RoE
    • Sulphated ash / heavy metals
    • Total Organic Carbon
    • Melting point / pH / conductivity
    • Manual and Autotitration, Karl Fischer
      • Coulometric
      • Volumetric
      • Oven
  • Materials characterisation

    • Proton and Carbon NMR
    • XRD
    • Thermal Properties by TGA / DSC / StepScan DSC / Hyper DSC
    • DVS, Isothermal Calorimetry
    • Optical / Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Particle size determination:
      • Sympatec HELOS / RODOS
      • Malvern Mastersizer 2000, 3000
      • Malvern Zetasizer Nano
      • Sieving / Sieve Shaker
    • Specific Surface Area and Porosimetry

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