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AXYS Analytical Services Ltd.
2045 Mills Road W.
Sidney BC Canada
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All analytical and administrative operations are situated in Sidney, British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast, well distanced from high output chemical point sources. Operations occupy two separate laboratory buildings (sample preparation/extraction and instrumental analysis/data validation). Together they comprise 20,000 sq. ft. of company-owned laboratory space on a one-acre site. Each facility is custom designed to optimize “analytically clean” workspace, including controlled, filtered lab air distribution and highly scrutinized material use to provide extremely low laboratory blank background levels and minimize detection limits. Access to laboratories, sample receipt, storage and data areas is controlled, electronically secured and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
AXYS maintains and tunes instrumental platforms within high- and low-resolution gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HR GC-MS and LR GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to optimize resolution and sensitivity to ultra-trace targets. Instrumental platforms and operating systems are standardized as practicably as possible, providing cross-analytical contingency. This approach enables personnel specialization within analytical disciplines, whilst ensuring sufficient instrumental (and personnel) contingency to minimize the impact of unforeseen operational interruption.
AXYS utilizes multiple:
Micromass Autospec Ultima for GC-HRMS
Finnigan MAT Incos 50 Agilent GC-MSD for GC-LRMS
Micromass Quattro Ultima for LC-MS/MS
Facilities, staff and operational capacity are continually assessed in relation to client commitments.