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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Uses of ASTM Standards for Chemical Analysis

Avomeen offers a wide variety of ASTM testing methods for chemical analysis and the characterization of compounds, materials, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and many other products. These testing methods provide an international standard by which various industries maintain regulatory commonality for quality control, contamination identification, formulation, trace analysis, investigative analysis, and more. These test are performed for a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics, food & beverage, medical devices and more.
Previously known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International develops a range of consensus standards that are adopted and used globally across industries. The standards created by ASTM are designed to enhance safety and improve quality of consumer and industrial products. When a new industry seeks to develop standardization, companies in that industry often come together under ASTM in order to achieve the desired result. Over 12,000 ASTM standards are currently in use around the world, written by over 143 technical standards-writing committees.
The standards developed by ASTM International fall into six categories:
Standard Specification – to define the requirements the subject of the stand must satisfy
Standard Test Method – to define the way in which a test is performed and the necessary precision of the result
Standard Practice – to define a sequence of operations that does not produce a result
Standard Guide – to provide an organized collection of information or a list of options that does not mandate a specific course of action
Standard Classification – to provide an arrangement or division of products, systems, services, or materials into groups based on similar characteristics such as composition, properties, origin, or use
Terminology Standard – to provide agreed upon definitions of terms used in other standards

As a member of ASTM International, Avomeen performs these tests for a variety of industries and has the capacity to quote any ASTM test necessary for products including:
  •         Cleaning Products
  •        Cosmetics
  •         Adhesives & Sealants
  •          Medical Devices
  •          Food & Beverage
  •          Pharmaceutical & Supplements
  •          Paints & Coatings
  •          Plastics & Polymers
  •          Consumer Goods
  •          Petroleum
  •          Chemicals

For more information regarding Avomeen’s ASTM testing capabilities and to discuss your project needs with one of our expert chemists, call 800-930-5450 or email scientist@avomeen.com

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Full-Time Equivalent Chemists Benefit Companies from Research to Manufacturing

When you have a project needing focused attention contracting a Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) chemist can help you get results with a dedicated team working on your timeline. Clients contract one or more of Avomeen chemists to work full-time on their project and are charged a set fee for the hours worked. Upon project completion, the client then receives the rights to all formulation specifics. FTE are often employed for projects such as pharmaceutical research, method development and validation, or formulation feasibility analysis and development. 

Using FTE chemists ensures reliable service and efficiency as well as the flexibility to make project changes without re-defining scope of work or revising contracts. This is especially useful when employed for complex projects such as chemical analysis performed in preparation of an Investigational New Drug Application. Likewise, product development clients may also make use of FTE services in order to create multiple iterations of trial formulas without worrying about contracting a specific scope of work and being charged for additional product changes.

Why Contract Avomeen’s FTE Service?
  1. Experienced chemists with over 30 years of experience performing complex chemical analysis
  2. Access to state-of-the-art labs, instrumentation, and the latest methodology
  3. Fully customized services
  4. Project flexibility
  5. Direct communication with our expert chemists throughout the project

How the FTE Project Process Unfolds:
  1. Call us at 800-930-5450 or email scientist@avomeen.com to discuss your project specifics
  2. We will assign a Ph.D. chemist to oversee your project and develop a team to accomplish your goals
  3. Research begins and you are kept up-to-date on your project's progression via communication directly with your team of chemists
  4. Upon project completion you receive a detailed final report and full rights to your product formulation or analytical results

Problem Solving
Avomeen scientists utilize the latest techniques, instrumentation, and methods to analyze a wide variety of complex testing challenges.
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Our whole team is committed to completing each customer's project to their exact specifications, including custom methods and rush services.
Avomeen's investigations include the use of FT-IR, GC/MS, LC/MS, HPLC, NMR, SEM/EDXA, ICP, AA, TGA, DSC, and many other techniques.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 1-800-930-5450
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Email: scientist@avomeen.com