Laboratory Profile: Particle Technology Labs

Laboratory Description:

Particle Technology Labs is the leading service laboratory for particle characterization testing in the United States. Located in suburban Chicago, PTL is an independent contract lab that prides itself on generating high quality results, developing innovative solutions, providing open lines of communication, and establishing lasting business relationships with clients. Since 1992, PTL has offered analytical solutions to many of the top pharmaceutical, environmental, food, health, beauty and industrial companies worldwide. PTL is a proven cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant laboratory, in accordance with 21 CFR, Part 210 and 211. Our facility is FDA registered and inspected, and has never received an FDA Form 483. We host over 30 audits per year from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and have not yet received an unacceptable citation. PTL is DEA licensed and approved to handle Schedule II through V Controlled Substances, and we also hold an ATF permit for analyzing pyrotechnics. Our laboratory contains a large number of instruments from many of the leading major manufacturers, keeping both on the cutting edge of particle technology while staying in command of the time-tested and classical methodologies of particle characterization. This gives us the capability to measure many different physical characteristics, including:

Particle Size Distribution Particle Size and Shape / Image Analysis BET Specific Surface Area Pore Size Distribution / Porosity True Density / Bulk Density / Tap Density Powder Flowability / Powder Rheology Thermal Analysis / TGA / DSC

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