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About Q Laboratories, Inc.

We have served the Food, Food Ingredients/Flavorings, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, OTC, Health and Beauty Care And Dietary Supplement industries since 1966, offering comprehensive microbiology and chemistry product analysis and research and development services. 

Registered with the FDA for pharmaceutical testing (Reg.# 1527260), cGMP/GLP Compliant and ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, Q Laboratories, Inc. can help you maintain the high level of excellence you demand your products. 

An independent laboratory, combining state-of-the-art technology with personal service and attention, Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide services to meet all your testing and quality assurance needs. For over 45 years, Q Laboratories, Inc. has maintained excellence in science as well as customer satisfaction, creating a level of confidence and trust among clients that is unparalleled.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Services

We can verify the purity of your raw materials and also provide you with a nutritional breakdown of your ingredients and finished products and determine the levels of many commonly used preservatives.

We can use compendial methods, methods provided by you, or methods developed and validated in our Analytical Research and Development Laboratory to determine the levels of specific ingredients in your products. We can demonstrate that your products do not contain prohibited levels of metals and other potentially harmful substances.

We utilize a variety of analytical instrumentation to provide you with data to both verify the quality of your products and help you research and develop better products.

Microbiology Laboratory Services

Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide a wide range of Microbiology Laboratory Services. Whether you need a basic enumeration of bacterial presence, screening for specific pathogens, or a computerized microbial identification, we can provide services using the latest cutting-edge methods and instruments to provide you with the peace of mind you desire. We can perform studies to determine shelf-life/microbiological stability of your products, ingredients and raw materials and also determine if the preservatives and/or preservative-acting ingredients are effective. You pride yourself on providing safe products to your customers, we pride ourselves in providing you with the services enabling you to offer those assurances.

We can design an environmental monitoring program to determine if your manufacturing environment is free of microbial contamination and unwanted allergens.

In most cases, Q Laboratories, Inc. can offer a variety of methods for your selection, so if quick-turn-around is needed we can provide a solution, but if having the test performed for a low-cost is preferred, we can accommodate that request as well.

Research and Development Laboratory Services

Our Microbiology R&D laboratory can provide third-party validation of cutting-edge rapid diagnostic assays, including immunoassays, molecular methods, proprietary enrichment media and many others. Whether you are seeking to obtain AOAC-PTM, AOAC-OMA or MicroVal certification, or simply to conduct internal validations, the Microbiology R&D team can help. If you are interested in extending your product claims or making modifications for improvement, our repertoire of expertise can provide you with the data you need. We can work with an established protocol, or help you design a protocol that meets your particular needs.

If Challenge Studies are what you need, our highly-trained staff can help you design an evaluation that suits your needs. Whether it is validating lethality steps in processing or to verify shelf life, we can utilize organisms from our vast in-house culture library or acquire them from an outside source to simulate real-world conditions. The R&D team encompasses a wealth of experience working with a myriad of methods, instruments, kits, product-types, and organisms and can provide timely, budget-conscious services.

Our Analytical Research and Development Laboratory can provide Method Development, Method Validation, Method Verification and Method Transfer services for a wide range of matrices and product types. We understand analytical results and data are only as reliable as the integrity and robustness of the methodology. The Q Laboratories, Inc. Analytical R&D laboratory can provide the assurance you need that the methods being utilized are accurate and effective.

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