As one of the world’s largest and most diversified testing services providers, ALS has sites strategically located around the world to provide accurate and timely services. We have operations in more than 350 locations, in 55 countries, and on six continents. We have teams of experts around the world available to provide specialized business solutions that align with client needs. Major hub facilities are located in Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Our company can trace its origins to 1863 when Peter Morrison Campbell first established a soap making business in Queensland, Australia. After listing on the Australian Stock exchange in 1952, the modern era of the company began in 1981 with the acquisition of Australian Laboratory Services Pty Ltd and a shift to becoming a highly regarded international testing, inspection and certification company employing in excess of 13,000 staff.
Irrespective of our size, we have always retained a uniqueness that has allowed us to truly understand the industry, encouraging innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that creates strong links between our global business operations.
At ALS we have established an unrivaled testing service, incorporating the analysis of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
With a comprehensive range of tests, qualified analytical equipment and experienced and skilled staff, clients can have confidence in the integrity and quality of test results. Our laboratories are GMP compliant and accredited to ISO 17025. Here is a taste of what we offer:
Chemical Techniques and Equipment
At ALS we have a proven track record of delivering method development projects across a range of analytical methodologies.
We specialise in method development for HPLC, GC and ICP analysis.
ALS’s extensive suite of methodologies gives you confidence that we can provide the solutions you require.
Through our network of GMP and ISO accredited laboratories, highly experienced staff and extensive range of microbiological tests, ALS provides customers with cost-effective quality assurance. We have a range of test methods available to meet your requirements.
Microbiological Quality Testing
Absence of Specific Pathogens
Analysis by membrane filtration for:
Other Microbiological Services
ALS is a one stop shop for your stability trial design, storage, analysis and data trending.
Being an essential component of pharmaceutical development, stability studies allow the evaluation of product stability under the influence of various environmental conditions. These include temperature, humidity and light, simulating different climatic zones from around the world. The data from such studies can be used by the client to establish recommended storage conditions, retest periods and shelf life.
ALS offer ICH stability storage and testing programmes for a wide range of APIs, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and cosmetics, whether required for initial product registration and/or Product Quality Review (PQR).
Our purpose-built walk-in stability rooms are fully validated to meet GMP regulations and can be utilised for both long term and short-term shelf life studies. All rooms are monitored in real time and we operate emergency back-up facilities on site, allowing business continuity and complete peace of mind for our clients.
We can provide a solution tailored to your requirements - storage only or full storage plus testing. Samples can be stored and scheduled for testing or shipped to your chosen location at each time point or as required.
Definition of Zones
Stability Storage Conditions Available
ALS also offer photostability testing in accordance with ICHQ1B (option 2).
We are highly experienced in chemical and microbiological method validations across many techniques and product types.
We can assist throughout the entire process including project planning, protocol preparation, and analytical testing to final project report.
Key test method areas in which we have expertise include:
Ensuring food is safe from microbiological contamination is a priority and a legislative requirement at all stages of the food chain.
Through our network of accredited laboratories, highly experienced staff and extensive range of microbiological tests, ALS provides customers with cost-effective quality assurance from ‘farm to fork’.
Microbiological tests include:
In addition to routine microbiological analysis of food samples, we also offer the following services:
We have a range of test methods available to meet your requirements (traditional or rapid) and to comply with specific retailer standards.
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