Supplier Profiles: Analytical Instruments

November 6, 2018

Volume 1, Issue 4

Analytical Insturments Supplier Profiles from Advion & Advion BioServices, CEM Corporation, Chem Service, Inc., Frontier Laboratories, Restek Corporation, and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.

Advion & Advion BioServices

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Advion’s nearly three-decade dedication to serving scientists yields customer-focused life science solutions. Our deep scientific, engineering, and customer workflow knowledge spawns an unrivaled solution portfolio. We work directly with, train, and passionately advocate for our customers to ensure their success. Dedicated to Science-Dedicated to You.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

Advion develops, manufactures, and globally  supports mass spectrometers, novel sample introduction and assay solutions, chip-based ion sources, chromatography systems, and consumables for life science and related industries. Advion also offers expanded fullservice contract research testing facilities for cannabis, hemp, and biological samples.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

  • expression compact mass spectrometer

  • SOLATION ICP-MS

  • Plate Express TLC plate reader

  • AVANT (U)HPLC chromatography series

  • TriVersa NanoMate nanoelectrospray ionization source

TERRITORIES SERVED

Global instrumentation provider with contract lab services for US and Canadian markets.

Advion & Advion BioServices

61 Brown Road, Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

TELEPHONE
Toll free: 1-877-523-8466
(607) 266-9162
Fax: (607) 257-5761

EMAIL
info@advion.com

LOCATIONS OF OTHER OFFICES AND FACILITIES
Harlow, United Kingdom
Germany

KEY PERSONNEL
North America: Gary Williams, gwilliams@advion.com
Europe: Mark Allen, mallen@advion.com
Central Europe: Andreas Wiesner, awiesner@advion.com

www.advion.com

CEM Corporation

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

CEM Corporation is a leading global company specializing in scientific solutions for critical laboratory applications. We design and manufacture systems for analytical laboratories, life sciences, and processing plants worldwide. Our product portfolio includes innovative instrumentation for sample preparation for elemental and chromatographic analysis.

We have been deeply involved in the cannabis industry for many years and are familiar with testing procedures and regulations. We are founding members of many cannabis committees that are working on standardization of testing and reporting of data. We are passionate about transcribing this information into systems to help your business grow and have the knowledge to support you along the way.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

World-class application and service support are what set CEM apart from other instrument manufacturers. Our mission is to simplify your testing procedures with easy-to-use systems that do the work for you. With built in methods, onboard support videos, and live applications and service support ready to help when you need it most, CEM is your partner in sample prep.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

  • EDGE: Automated extraction system for potency, pesticides, terpenes, and mycotoxins. The EDGE automatically performs solvent addition, sample extraction, filtration, and cooling in as little as 5 minutes.

  • MARS 6: Microwave digestion system for trace metals sample prep of all cannabis and cannabis containing products.

STATES SERVED

Nationwide

CEM Corporation

3100 Smith Farm Road, Matthews, NC 28104 USA

TELEPHONE
Toll free: (800) 726-3331
(704) 821-7015
Fax: (704) 821-7894

EMAIL
info@cem.com

LOCATIONS OF OTHER OFFICES AND FACILITIES
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, Local agency representatives in all world regions

www.cem.com

Chem Service, Inc.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Established in 1962, Chem Service is accredited for ISO Guide 34:2009 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and registered and certifi ed to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System for the design, development, production, distribution, and servicing of organic neat and synthetic reference materials.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

Chem Service, Inc., produces high purity chemicals for use as reference materials and for other laboratory purposes. More than 95% of their standards grade materials have a certified purity of 98.0% or greater. Standards-grade chemicals are clearly labeled with an expiration date that is based on years of experience in handling and testing. Products are packaged in small quantities to minimize storage, waste, and disposal requirements. Organic and inorganic chemicals, solutions, and mixtures are available to meet a wide range of specialized laboratory needs.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

  • Pesticide residue standards

  • Cannabis pesticide standards

  • Residue solvent standards

  • Flame retardants/PBDE

  • Metabolite standards

  • EPA standards

  • USP standards

  • ISO standards

  • DIN standards

  • Explosive residues

  • PCB congeners

  • Petroleum hydrocarbons

  • Fatty acid methyl esters

  • High purity inorganics

  • Surfactants

  • Anti-oxidants

  • Ultraviolet inhibitors

  • Plasticizers

  • Biological stains

  • Phthalate standards

  • Polynuclear aromatics

  • Vitamins

  • Carbohydrates standards

  • Forensic standards

  • Personal care product standards

STATES SERVED

US and international

Chem Service, Inc.

600 Tower Lane, West Chester, PA 19380 USA

TELEPHONE
Toll free: (800) 452-9994
(610) 692-3026
Fax: (610) 692-8729

EMAIL
info@chemservice.com

www.chemservice.com

Frontier Laboratories

Edibles quick and easy by EGA/PY 3030D Multi-Mode Pyrolyzer

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Frontier Laboratories, Ltd., was founded in 1991 by Dr. Chu Watanabe. His experience working at Hewlett-Packard’s Analytical Division and Dow Chemical made him uniquely qualified to design and market analytical instruments for materials characterization. Dr. Watanabe, with the support of polymer scientists at Nagoya University in Japan, developed a pyrolyzer based on a vertical microfurnace design. Today the patented fourth generation vertical microfurnace serves as the cornerstone for the 3000 Series of products developed and marketed worldwide by Frontier Laboratories.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

Research, development, and manufacture of analytical equipment.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

Frontier Laboratories, Ltd., designs and manufactures analytical instruments for materials characterization. The main products, supported by a number of accessories and software, include the EGA/PY-3030D Multi-functional Pyrolysis System, the PY-3030S Single-Shot Pyrolyzer, the Rx-3050 series of Rapid Screening Reactors for catalyst screening, and a line of Ultra ALLOY® stainless steel capillary columns. Frontier Labs’ products are compatible with most gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers from major manufacturers.

STATES SERVED
Nationwide for the U.S. and Canada, as well as Asia/Oceania, Europe, Middle East/Africa, and Russia.

Frontier Laboratories

North American Technology Center: 5141 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531

TELEPHONE
(925) 813-04980

LOCATIONS OF OTHER OFFICES AND FACILITIES
4-16-20 Saikon
Koriyama, Fukushima
963-8862, Japan

KEY PERSONNEL
Rojin Belganeh, Technical Director- North America
Itsuko Iwai, Senior Research Chemist- North America
William Pipkin, Global Consulting

www.frontier-lab.com

Restek Corporation

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

For more than 30 years, Restek has been a leader in developing technologies and manufacturing products for gas and liquid chromatography (GC and LC), including columns, reference standards, sample preparation materials, accessories, and more. We have decades of hands-on practical experience in chemistry, chromatography, and engineering, and our reputation for going the extra mile with our Plus 1 customer service and top-performing products is well known throughout the chromatography community. Restek has been providing the cannabis market with testing consumables and services since 2010 for both product safety and product quality. This includes supporting testing for potency, pesticides, residual solvents, mycotoxins, and terpenes.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

Whether you are part of a well-established quality assurance lab or starting a new lab, Restek has the products and expertise you need for successful cannabis analysis. Being an employee-owned and independent chromatography company, every employee at Restek has a vested interest in your success. We design the best solutions for your lab, regardless of the instrumentation and techniques used.

  • LC

  • GC

  • Sample preparation

  • Reference standards

MAJOR PRODUCTS

We offer a range of chromatography consumables for potency, pesticides, residual solvents, mycotoxins, and terpenes. Our chemists develop LC and GC columns, reference standards, and sample preparation products that streamline cannabis testing. Restek’s Rxi columns deliver more accurate, reliable results than any other fused silica column on the market. Our Raptor LC columns are ideal for cannabis testing because they quickly separate your target compounds, providing higher sample throughput. Restek is also continually expanding our product line in order to meet the evolving needs of the cannabis industry. Restek’s certified reference materials are manufactured and quality control tested under ISO 17034 and ISO/EIC 17025 accreditations.

STATES SERVED

Nationwide and North America

Restek Corporation

110 Benner Circle, Bellefonte, PA 16823 USA

TELEPHONE
Toll free: 1-800-353-1300

EMAIL
support@restek.com

KEY PERSONNEL
Ashlee Gerardi, Business Development Manager - Cannabis
Colton Myers, Applications Chemist – GC Solutions
Justin Steimling, Applications Chemist – LC Solutions

www.restek.com

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Shimadzu is one of the world’s leading providers of analytical instruments for applications in a broad range of industries. In the United States, Shimadzu has been at the forefront of working with cannabis testing laboratories and has a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of this evolving industry. From seed to sale, from accurate potency testing and terpene profiling to contaminate testing for pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and mycotoxins/afl atoxins, Shimadzu offers scalable solutions to meet your testing needs for today and tomorrow.

CHIEF SERVICES SUPPORTED

As medicinal and recreational cannabis markets continue to grow, analytical testing will ensure that consumers are receiving accurately labeled products that are free from contamination. Shimadzu is ready to assist you as you grow your laboratory. We offer a full suite of testing instruments, research platforms, scientifically validated methods, and a variety of leasing programs to meet evolving requirements. In addition, our expert team of scientists is readily available to help your cannabis testing laboratory succeed, assisting with method development, instrument training, and maintenance to ensure your systems operate at an exceptional level.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

Shimadzu offers a full suite of analytical instrumentation to help grow your lab. These instruments include:

  • HPLC

  • GC

  • GC–MS/MS 

  • LC–MS/MS

  • AA

  • ICP-MS

  • Moisture balances

  • Online SFE-SFC-LC–MS/MS

  • MALDI-TOF MS

  • Consumables

STATES SERVED

Nationwide

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

7102 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 USA

TELEPHONE
Toll free: (800) 477-1227
(410) 381-1227
Fax: (410) 381-1222

EMAIL
webmaster@shimadzu.com

www.GrowYourLab.com

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