Advanced Analytical Services
Battelle applies advanced mass spectrometry methods to deliver precise, accurate answers to critical questions. We have the facilities, experience, and regulatory permits to work with even the most challenging analytes and matrices. Our experience spans a wide spectrum of industrial chemicals, environmental contaminants, food ingredients and other substances, including hydrocarbons, PFAS, persistent organic pollutants, food additives and ingredients, polymers, metabolites, chemical and biological agents, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Some of the matrices we’ve worked with include soils, sediments, water and other liquids, oils, biological tissues, excretions, foods and beverages, air and textiles. Our researchers can work within any needed quality system, including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and ISO 9001.
Battelle’s specialties include:
- Ultra-low detection of trace-level constituents or contaminants
- Analysis of complex mixtures and matrices
- Chemical fingerprinting for source attribution
- Analysis of highly toxic/dangerous substances such as chemical and biological weapons, illicit drugs and explosives
Study Design & Method Development
Every study at Battelle starts with a thorough understanding of the questions you need to answer and the data required to answer them. Rather than simply running standard analyses, we help you determine the most efficient approach to getting the data you really need. Our experienced team of study directors and investigators will work with you to design a study around your requirements, including sampling methods, analytical techniques and data interpretation. If appropriate sampling or analytical methods do not exist, we can help you develop and validate new methods to get the answers you need.
Standard Analytical Reference Material Synthesis
Battelle offers a team of organic chemists with advanced degrees and experience in designing and executing custom syntheses, including stable-isotope labeled materials. Battelle organic chemists are skilled in the synthesis and characterization of highly bioactive compounds (including toxins and toxic chemicals). Areas of expertise include natural products, heterocyclic chemicals, alkaloid chemicals, aromatic chemicals, polymeric macro-molecules (including dendrimers and hyper-branched polymers), pesticides, organophosphorus compounds and pharmaceuticals, including fentanyl and related compounds. Battelle routinely synthesizes materials with purity of 95 percent or greater in both small (milligrams) and large (100 gram) quantities.