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Posted: 09/23/2017

Q Laboratories, Inc. expands Microbial Identification Capabilities

Q Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) has added another tool to their microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper®. This technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology. It can be used for environmental, product and/or research and development applications. Classification and identification are based on proteomic fingerprinting using high throughput mass-spectrometry. Turnaround time c

Q Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) has added another tool to their microbial identification capabilities by acquiring the Bruker MALDI Biotyper®. This technology allows for rapid, cost-effective, accurate identification of thousands of microorganisms (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) using state-of-the-art technology. It can be used for environmental, product and/or research and development applications. Classification and identification are based on proteomic fingerprinting using high throughput mass-spectrometry. Turnaround time can be as little as one day. Currently celebrating 50 years in business, Q Laboratories, Inc has recently opened a new dedicated microbial identification laboratory as part of our ongoing facility expansion. This space will house the Bruker MALDI Biotyper® as well as traditional biochemical identification technology, and will allow for additional microbial identification capability in the future. An independent, ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, cGMP/GLP compliant, FDA Registered laboratory, Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide microbiology and analytical chemistry laboratory services to companies around the world. Services include: Method Development and Validation, Pathogen Screening, Indicator Organism Enumeration, Nutritional Analysis, Raw Material Qualification, Challenge Studies and Shelf Life/Stability Testing. Q Laboratories, Inc. can perform analyses on food & beverages, food & beverage flavorings and ingredients, pet food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, OTC?s, dietary supplements and health and beauty care products.

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Posted: 09/23/2017

Q Laboratories, Inc. Gains International Recognition

Joins Elite Group of Internationally Qualified Laboratories Q Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named an AFNOR Certified Expert Laboratory, thereby qualified to perform validation studies on instruments, test kits, and materials for the food microbiology testing industry in France. Representatives of Q Laboratories, Inc. were in Paris, France the week of January 22nd to present before the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) Technical Board. Based on the results of this presentation, they were granted Expert Lab s

Joins Elite Group of Internationally Qualified Laboratories

Q Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named an AFNOR Certified Expert Laboratory, thereby qualified to perform validation studies on instruments, test kits, and materials for the food microbiology testing industry in France. Representatives of Q Laboratories, Inc. were in Paris, France the week of January 22nd to present before the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) Technical Board. Based on the results of this presentation, they were granted Expert Lab status. By acquiring AFNOR Expert Laboratory NF 102 Validation status, Q Laboratories, Inc. is one of only two labs in the world, and the only lab in the Western Hemisphere, certified by all three major certification bodies, AOAC, MicroVAL, and AFNOR, to perform these critical independent laboratory studies.

AFNOR is the French national organization for standardization and its International Organization for Standardization member body. A benchmark player in certification and assessment, AFNOR Certification has supported organizations in all sectors and of all sizes for nearly 25 years, helping them improve their competitiveness and have their good practices endorsed by quality marks recognized by professionals.

MicroVal is a European certification organization for the validation and approval of alternative methods for the microbiological analysis of foods, animal feeding stuffs, beverages and food environmental samples (water, sponges, swabs, etc.). MicroVal validates and certifies alternative methods in order to show that they perform as well as internationally standardized methods. MicroVal certification of alternative methods will ensure their acceptance by governmental inspection laboratories and laboratories in the food industry, throughout Europe, thus facilitating commerce within the European Union. MicroVal Expert Laboratories perform comparative studies in order to validate the alternative methods as statistically comparable to the established method(s). AOAC International is a globally recognized, independent, third-party association and voluntary consensus standards developing organization. AOAC develops analytical methods for a broad spectrum of safety interests including foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. AOAC?s primary activity is the development of globally accepted standards. The AOAC® Official MethodsSM and Performance Tested MethodsSM Programs are designed to provide evaluated methods that can be used with confidence by regulated industry, regulatory agencies, contract research organizations and testing laboratories, and academic institutions. Official MethodsSM and Performance Tested MethodsSM undergo rigorous scientific scrutiny, through studies performed by AOAC Expert Laboratories, to demonstrate the highest level of confidence in a method.

Q Laboratories, Inc. is an independent, ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, cGMP/GLP compliant, FDA Registered laboratory, providing microbiology and analytical chemistry laboratory services to companies around the world. Services include: Method Development and Validation, Validation Study Design, Pathogen Screening, Indicator Organism Enumeration, Nutritional Analysis, Raw Material Qualification, State-of-the-art Microbial Identification, Challenge Studies and Shelf Life/Stability Testing. Q Laboratories, Inc. can perform analyses on food & beverages, flavorings, raw materials, pet food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, OTC?s, dietary supplements and health and beauty care products.

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http://www.qlaboratories.com/q-laboratories-inc-gains-international-recognition-joins-elite-group-of-laboratories/

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Posted: 08/16/2017

Q Laboratories Expands Capacity

Q Laboratories has purchased two buildings (1920 and 1930 Radcliff Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio) as part of their ongoing capacity expansion project. The two buildings sit adjacent to the 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory building currently under construction, scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018. The newly-acquired buildings entail 25,000 sq. ft., and will eventually serve as administrative offices supporting the company?s microbiology, analytical chemistry, and research & development laboratories. Until the new lab building is completed, Q Labo

Q Laboratories has purchased two buildings (1920 and 1930 Radcliff Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio) as part of their ongoing capacity expansion project. The two buildings sit adjacent to the 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory building currently under construction, scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018. The newly-acquired buildings entail 25,000 sq. ft., and will eventually serve as administrative offices supporting the company?s microbiology, analytical chemistry, and research & development laboratories. Until the new lab building is completed, Q Laboratories has re-located the Microbiology Pharma Laboratory to the newly purchased buildings allowing for expansion of both that lab and the Microbiology Food Lab, which will utilize vacated space at the current Harrison Avenue location. Q Laboratories President and CEO Jeff Rowe explained, ?Capacity expansion has been a continued focus of the company and we did not want to wait until first quarter 2018 when construction is completed to give these two laboratories much-needed space.? A privately-owned, ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, cGMP compliant, FDA Registered laboratory, Q Laboratories, Inc. can provide microbiology, analytical chemistry, and research & development laboratory services to companies around the world. Services include: Method Development and Validation, Pathogen Screening, Indicator Organism Enumeration, Nutritional Analysis, Raw Material Qualification, State-of-the-art Microbial Identification, Challenge Studies and Shelf Life/Stability Testing. Q Laboratories, Inc. can perform analyses on food & beverages, flavorings and ingredients, pet food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, OTC?s, dietary supplements, medical devices, water, and health and beauty care products.

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http://www.qlaboratories.com/q-laboratories-purchases-buildings/

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