Physical & Chemical Analysis

At ALS we have established an unrivalled testing service, incorporating the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

With a comprehensive range of tests, qualified analytical equipment and experienced and skilled staff, clients can have confidence in the integrity and quality of test results.The laboratory is GMP compliant, MHRA inspected and UKAS accredited to ISO 17025.

Physical and chemical testing

Scope of services

Pharmacopoeial Standards and Methodologies:

  • BP - British Pharmacopoeia
  • USP - United States Pharmacopoeia
  • Ph. Eur. - European Pharmacopoeia
  • JP - Japanese Pharmacopoeia
  • CL - Czech Pharmacopoeia
  • ICH Guidelines

International Regulatory Standards, customer specific methods as required for QC batch release testing and validated in-house methods.

Physical and chemical Chromatography

Physical Testing

  • Hardness
  • Disintegration
  • Dimensions
  • Appearance / Colour / Odour
  • Viscosity
  • Melting Point
  • Friability
  • Uniformity of Weight
  • Specific Gravity

Chemical Techniques & Equipment

  • HPLC (UV, diode-array, RI and Fluorescence detectors)
  • GC (FID and headspace)
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Dissolution Testing
  • FTIR
  • Karl Fischer Titrator
  • Auto-titrator
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyser
  • UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Refractive Index
  • ICP-MS & ICP-OES (ALS Sweden)