Services

Analytical physico-chemical testing

ADSL can offer a variety of analytical testing including heavy metals by ICP-MS, cannabinoids by HPLC, alcohol assay testing by FTIR and terpenes, residual solvents and 1,4-dioxane testing by GC-MS.

What is it?

Advanced Analytical Testing.

We have a state-of-the-art analytical testing laboratory in our UK HQ. Whether testing products for heavy metal elements such as arsenic, antimony, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, mercury, neodymium, nickel, selenium and zinc, or understanding terpene profiles that give compounds their distinctive scent or aroma, ADSL has extensive capability across a number of advanced Physico-chemical parameters. This includes a host of tests to identify residual solvents that are used in the manufacturing of products but not completely removed after processing. Here we can ascertain the presence of dangerous levels of residual solvents or other contaminants and establish whether the right solvent purging procedure was used when developing the product.
ADSL is also a leading testing laboratory for the growing CBD market, where HPLC analysis of Cannabinoids in products sold in the market is a crucial step in allowing sale on the shelf. HPLC has emerged as the gold standard for potency determinations, as separation and detection of the cannabinoids is done without causing any decomposition of the naturally abundant THCA.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions about analytical physico-chemical testing

Typically, what service elements might this involve?

Services within this area include;

ICP-MS Heavy Metal Testing
GC-MS Terpenes Analysis
HPLC-PDA Quantification & Analysis of Cannabinoids
Formaldehyde 1,4 Dioxane Testing
Restricted Substances Analysis
Active Substances Analysis
Particle Size Analysis

What other services does my product require?

Talk to our team of experts and we will be able to advise on all aspects of your products requirements. We take time to understand you claims and product attributes and create a recommendation of the exact services we can provide to get your product to market. Explore our recommended services below, try our product checkup or book a free consultation with our team.

How long does it take?

This varies depending on the product, but we aim to work closely within your timeframe and constraints. Our customer service offer is designed to make your life as easy as possible with a dedicated point of contact in most cases and a detailed schedule to keep you up-to-date with the process.

Why use ADSL?

Formed in 2008, our fully qualified, independent team of Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists and Regulatory experts specialise in formulation and testing services within the cosmetic, household goods, food and industrial sectors. We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory offering a range of accredited and non accredited microbiological tests. Our team includes individuals with a host of industry qualifications including Fellows of the Royal Society Of Chemistry and a “Chartered” Chemist and Scientist, Members of The Society Of Cosmetic Scientists, Members of the British Toxicology Society, Members of Society of Dermatology, Members of International Society of Dermoscopy, Members of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology (EADV) along with Chem CSci, CChem FRSC and PhD attainment. With our exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management we are with you every step of the way to see your product through to successful market launch. Furthermore, our technical consulting helps many businesses by cost effectively filling gaps in their skills and knowledge base and providing a fresh perspective and strategy on the best way forward. Fundamentally we have the the knowledge and know-how to successfully take your cosmetic product to market. Your product inside out.

Why choose ADSL?

We are the UK’s leading provider of stability testing and supporting services

Concept to shelf. We deliver our extensive range of services from our own leading UK based facilities, meaning better support and service for you. Whether a full “turnkey” product development from concept to shelf is needed or a single regulatory or testing requirement, we can help from under one roof.

Concept to shelf

We deliver our extensive range of services from our own leading UK based facilities, meaning better support and service for you. Whether a full “turnkey” product development from concept to shelf is needed or a single regulatory or testing requirement, we can help from under one roof.

Trusted by leading brands. From household names to start-ups, we support brands of all sizes, helping them get their products on to the shelf. We have a wide range of testing & compliance capabilities to assist at every part of the development lifecycle process.

Trusted by leading brands

From household names to start-ups, we support brands of all sizes, helping them get their products on to the shelf. We have a wide range of testing & compliance capabilities to assist at every part of the development lifecycle process.

Unrivalled expertise. Experts in our field, we have over 20 years of cosmetic formulation, compliance, testing and safety experience. Through this experience we can help customers to navigate through the increasingly demanding regulatory landscape.

Unrivalled expertise

Experts in our field, we have over 20 years of cosmetic formulation, compliance, testing and safety experience. Through this experience we can help customers to navigate through the increasingly demanding regulatory landscape.

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We have been using the services of ADSL since the beginning of 2013- for safety assessments, dermatological testing and routine microbial analyses. ADSL are our first choice for CPSRs as we value highly the professional but personal service, quick turn around and helpful advice.

Jonathan Clements, Technical Manager, Brodie & Stone International Plc

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“DCS have worked very closely with Mark Cavanagh at ADSL for many years and are very happy with the quality of service.”

Dr Philip Wright, Head of Technical, DCS Group

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“I have worked very closely with ADSL over the course of the last year and have been extremely happy with their technical services”

Simon Coe, Operations Director, Foam & Substance Ltd

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“Mayfield Laboratories has worked closely with ADSL since their incorporation in 2008. During this time ADSL have provided crucial technical advice and support to our company.”

Jim Bullen, Director, Mayfield Laboratories

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“Rodial have worked with ADSL over the last 5 years and are very happy with the quality of their services.”

Melanie Khoury, Head of New Product Development, The Rodial Group

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"DCS have worked very closely with Mark Cavanagh at ADSL for many years and are very happy with the quality of service."

Dr Philip Wright, Head of Technical, DCS Group

"Mayfield Laboratories has worked closely with ADSL since their incorporation in 2008. During this time ADSL have provided crucial technical advice and support to our company."

Jim Bullen, Director, Mayfield Laboratories

"Rodial have worked with ADSL over the last 5 years and are very happy with the quality of their services."

Melanie Khoury, Head of New Product Development, The Rodial Group

"I have worked very closely with ADSL over the course of the last year and have been extremely happy with their technical services"

Simon Coe, Operations Director, Foam & Substance Ltd

We have been using the services of ADSL since the beginning of 2013- for safety assessments, dermatological testing and routine microbial analyses. ADSL are our first choice for CPSRs as we value highly the professional but personal service, quick turn around and helpful advice.

Jonathan Clements, Technical Manager, Brodie & Stone International Plc