News & Events
AXYS further expands PPCP method
Through continual improvement processes, AXYS has implemented method updates for the PPCP method, which is based on EPA 1694.
Contact our client services department today to learn more about these method updates and how they may be applicable to your project.
AXYS is recognized by the German Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine for Biomonitoring analyses
AXYS successfully participated in the 48th German External Quality Assessment Scheme (GEQUAS) Intercomparison programme for toxicological analyses in biological matrices organized by the German Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Through the study AXYS has been deemed proficient for the analysis of selected pesticides, PCBs and perfluorinated compounds in serum, and Bisphenol-A and Phthalate metabolites in urine.
AXYS presents at the Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research in Burlington, Ontario February 21st and 22nd
AXYS presented a poster on the LC-MS/MS analysis of Naphthenic Acids in aqueous samples at the Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research. Contact AXYS for more info.
US EPA releases draft PFC sludge method
Under contract to the US EPA AXYS developed and validated a method to determine the concentration of perfluorinated compounds in wastewater treatment plant biosolids. This draft method was released by the US EPA in December 2011. Contact our client services department today to learn more about this method.
AXYS expands CALA accreditation to include Biomonitoring matrices for 12 tests
AXYS has expanded our Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) scope of accreditation to include biomonitoring matrices. AXYS now holds accreditation in the following:
AXYS adds low level Triclosan and Bisphenol-A methods
AXYS has developed a low level Triclosan method in aqueous samples, and a low level Bisphenol-A method in aqueous, solid, biosolid and tissue samples. Contact our client services department today to learn more.
AXYS offers EPA Method 1668C
In August 2010 the US EPA published EPA Method 1668C, to replace EPA Method 1668A and 1668B. The comment period for EPA Method 1668C closed early in 2011 however the method has not yet been promulgated. Prior to promulgation, analysis of both EPA Method 1668A and 1668C are allowed by the US EPA, as long as the method being used is clearly identified. As a result, some organizations and entities have chosen to adopt EPA Method 1668C and specify its use in programs.
AXYS is able to analyze samples by both EPA Method 1668A and 1668C. AXYS has been active in the use of HRMS PCB congener methods since 1994 and was the single laboratory that worked with the EPA Office of Water to develop and validate EPA Method 1668A. AXYS has also provided performance data and review for validation of EPA Method 1668C. Please contact our Client Services team at 250-655-5800 or 1-888-373-0881, and we will be pleased to familiarize you with the difference between EPA 1668A and 1668C.
AXYS first North American lab to offer EPA Method 1694 PPCP analysis of tissues for 119 targets by LC-MS/MS.
AXYS has added tissues as a matrix analyzed for using EPA Method 1694.
AXYS develops Alkylphenol method for tissues by LC-MS/MS and Naphthenic Acid method for POCIS and whole waters by LC-MS/MS.
Rudel, R.A, J.M. Gray, C.L. Engel, T.W. Rawsthorne, R.E. Dodson, J.M. Ackerman, J. Rizzo, J.L. Nudelman, J.G. Brody (2011). Food packaging and bisphenol A and bis(2-ethyhexyl) phthalate exposure: Findings from a dietary intervention. Environmental Health Perspectives, 119:914-920. doi:10.1289/ehp.1003170
Woudneh, M.B., Z. Ou, M. Sekela, T. Tuominen, M Gledhill (2009). Pesticide Multiresidues in Waters of the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Part I - Surface Water. J Environ Qual 38:940-947
Woudneh, M.B., Z. Ou, M. Sekela, T. Tuominen, M Gledhill (2009). Pesticide Multiresidues in Waters of the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Part II - Groundwater. J Environ Qual 38:948-954
Kelly, B.C., M.G. Ikonomou, J.D. Blair, B. Surridge, D. Hoover, R.D. Grace, F.A.P.C. Gobas (2009) Perfluoroalkyl Contaminants in an Arctic Marine Food Web: Trophic Magnification and Wildlife Exposure. Environmental Science and Technology 2009, 43 (11) pp. 4037-4043
Johnson, Glen W., Hansen, Larry G., Hamilton, M. Coreen, Fowler, Brian, Hermanson, Mark H. (2008) PCB, PCDD and PCDF congener profiles in two types of Aroclor 1254. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 25, 156-163.
Harris K.A , N. Dangerfield, M. Woudneh, T. Brown, S. Verrin, and P. S. Ross (2008). Partitioning of current use and legacy pesticides in salmon habitat in British Columbia, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27: 2253–226.
AXYS at SETAC 2011: Session chairs and poster presentations in Boston, MA November 13 to 17.AXYS co-chaired the session “Elucidating Sources of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Global Environment” with Environment Canada. AXYS also presented four posters...more
Annual AXYS Award – Applied Chemistry & Biotechnology Program Achievement for Environmental Chemistry for the 2010/11AXYS was pleased to present Camosun College student Jonathan Lokhorst with the annual AXYS award for Achievement for Environmental Chemistry in September 2011.
AXYS at NEMC 2011: “Method Validation for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Biological Tissue”, Bellevue, WA on August 15 to 19.
AXYS at BFR 2011: “Analytical Procedures and Results of PBDE and Other Brominated Flame Retardants from 20 POTW Sites”, Boston, MA on June 5 to 8. Joint research in conjunction with Environment Canada.