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Smithers

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Akron, Ohio, US

About Smithers

Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, and energy industries.


Our Divisions


Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Smithers Materials Science and Engineering has been serving the rubber, plastics, print, and packaging industries for nearly 100 years, providing a complete portfolio of testing and consulting services from the product development stage to the ultimate service environment. Our experts have years of experience designing and conducting customized and standard testing protocols to measure the performance and durability of both products and materials. With laboratories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, the Materials Science and Engineering division provides integrated capabilities on a global scale, supporting industry sectors including tire, automotive, polymer products, oil and gas, medical device, pharmaceutical, transport, industrial, consumer products, packaging, paper, and print.


Environmental Risk Sciences (ERS)

Smithers Environmental Risk Sciences provides standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies on a global scale. Laboratory-based and field studies are conducted by experts with years of experience in both North America and Europe. Our laboratories are equipped to deliver a comprehensive range of ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, and chemistry services, in service to the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries worldwide.


Quality Assessments (SQA)

Smithers Quality Assessments is an accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body. Industrial, commercial, government, and service businesses of all sizes work with the Quality Assessments division when seeking certification to common standards. 


Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS)

Smithers Pharmaceutical Development Services offers a comprehensive range of pre-clinical and clinical services for all phases of drug development, including support for development of drug delivery devices, and medical and pharmaceutical packaging testing. Our expert scientists perform large molecule bioanalysis, assay development, validation, and sample analysis at our GLP- and GCP-compliant laboratories. We conduct environmental risk assessments/environmental assessments to support registration in the EU and US for our pharmaceutical clients. Smithers also offers accredited, third-party auditing and certification to the ISO 13485 quality management system standard for the medical device industry.


Information (SMI)

Smithers Information delivers over 65 reports and 50 events every year to provide clients with an independent global source of in-depth market, technical, and business information. With a worldwide network of industry experts, our market reports, consultancy, events, and membership services provide customers with practical and cost-effective solutions to unique challenges for companies in a range of industries, while giving them the confidence to make better decisions, faster.

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Clinical Biomarkers

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Toxicology Risk Assessment

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Quality Assurance

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Smithers offers a wide range of management system audits from certification services to custom-designed supply chain solutions to help your organization pursue excellence.

If you are seeking to improve your quality or environmental management system with certification to internationally recognized standards – Smithers has the expertise and industry knowledge you require in an auditor.

We hold accreditations from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to audit and certify organizations as a third party registrar. Each of our highly experienced and knowledgeable auditors is hand picked for each client to ensure a thorough assessment that is tailored to your organization’s industry. We provide worksheets and materials to help you become prepared and ready for your assessment.

The benefits to your certification continue well beyond the audit. Your auditor will act as your account manager and you will have direct contact with him or her before and after the assessment. Our staff is always readily available to answer any questions you may have about the standards or certification process. You will gain access to our free Customer Portal which houses valuable information, whitepapers, and training documents you can use to educate your staff.

Auditing and Certification can help your organization to:

  • Improve efficiency, consistency, and documentation of internal processes
  • Increase revenue with better productivity and improved financial performance
  • Gain higher customer satisfaction ratings and improve relationships with suppliers

Smithers audits and certifies to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • AS 9100 for Aerospace QMS
  • ISO/TS 16949 for Automotive QMS
  • ISO 13485 for Medical Device QMS
  • SN 9001 for Snow and Ice Management Contractors QMS
  • ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • OHSAS 18001, Z10 and Z1000 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)

Unaccredited Service Offerings by Smithers

Smithers also provides services outside of third party auditing and certification. These are audits, assessments, and inspections we can perform that do not require any special accreditations. You can improve your organization by freeing up valuable internal resources when you outsource the following services to us. We also offer customized quality assurance and inspection solutions.

  • Supplier Qualification / Supply Chain Management Audits
  • High Risk Site Inspections including Ethical Behavior
  • Gap Analysis and Pre-assessments for QMS, EMS & OHSMS Certifications
  • Internal Audits for your organization*
  • Customized Quality Assurance and Inspection Solutions


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Environmental Impact Assessment

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Smithers provides environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries.

Smithers has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. We continue to expand our facilities, locations, and capabilities to provide the most comprehensive environmental safety solutions.

Offerings include environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology (including honeybee and pollinator testing and avian toxicology), residue, analytical, and product chemistry, endocrine testing (including in vivo toxicology and in vivo ecotoxicology), and regulatory risk assessment.

For the crop protection industry we offer a variety of services to support regulatory submissions in:

  • The United States (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act — FIFRA)
  • Europe (EU Directive 1107/20/EEC for Plant Protection Products)
  • Canada (Pest Control Products Act and Regulations)
  • Japan (Agricultural Chemicals Regulation Law)

We have the capacity and expertise to test difficult materials and confirm exposure levels in the low parts per trillion range in a variety of sediment, soil and aquatic matrices.

We support the pharmaceutical, veterinary medicine, personal care, and household product industries through:

  • Environmental Risk Assessments of Medicinal Products for Human Use, in support of the EMA guidelines
  • Human Health Product Development (FDA)
  • The Environmental Impact Assessments Veterinary Medicinal Products in support of the EMA guidelines
  • U.S. FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Guidance (CVM)

For the chemical industry, we conduct testing to support regulatory submissions in:

  • The United States, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Canada, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Europe, under REACH

Smithers has worked with many of the chemical industry task forces, trade associations, and product working groups over the decades to solve unique exposure and testing requirements for different chemistries.


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Human Health Risk Assessment

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Smithers supports risk assessment services for human health with a variety of study types.

Our human safety expertise includes:

  • Single dose to two-year general toxicology studies and toxicokinetics. In addition, Smithers Avanza offers infusion studies vaccine safety testing
  • Plant and animal metabolism
  • Residue chemistry
  • Exposure testing
  • Human risk assessment


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Toxicology

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  • General toxicology
  • Vaccine safety
  • Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART)
  • Cardiovascular Safety
  • Novel study designs
  • Pharmacokinetic screening and toxicokinetics
  • Surgical services
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Pathology


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Market Research

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Smithers provide expertise in market sizing, market forecasting and assessing the impact of technology and trends in your industry.

Whether you are looking to grow your business, launch new products or find out about new and emerging markets, our market reports and custom consultancy services can provide you with in depth analysis tools to make better informed strategic business decisions.

Expert Market Reports:

Our reports provide a five year projection of key enabling technologies as well as qualitative and quantitative forecasts by region, technology and end-use market.

Our Market Reports enable you to:

  • Identify new business opportunities using quantitative market forecasts
  • Employ a detailed breakdown of market sizes to plan future strategy with confidence
  • Understand the real effects of key market drivers upon your business

Bespoke Consultancy Services:

Our team of specialist consultants have a deep understanding of the market, the technology and the value chains coupled with market research know how.

Our consultants can help you:

  • Identify or validate market opportunities for your business
  • Understand unmet needs
  • Map the value chain
  • Forecast developments in your industry
  • Understand the impact of technology
  • Benchmark against competitors
  • Assistance and support with strategic business alignment


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Package and Container Testing

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Across various industries, technical disciplines and regions around the world, Smithers is focused on helping its clients accelerate their path to market. Through growth and acquisition, Smithers has developed a set of capabilities that can serve many of the critical roles in the product development process.

As product development moves into the engineering and scientific research stages, Smithers experts can provide technical support and testing services for product package testing and optimization.


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Device Prototyping

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Across various industries, technical disciplines and regions around the world, Smithers is focused on helping its clients accelerate their path to market. Through growth and acquisition, Smithers has developed a set of capabilities that can serve many of the critical roles in the product development process.

As product development moves into the engineering and scientific research stages, Smithers experts can provide technical support and testing services for product prototyping and manufacturing.


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Failure Analysis

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Across various industries, technical disciplines and regions around the world, Smithers is focused on helping its clients accelerate their path to market. Through growth and acquisition, Smithers has developed a set of capabilities that can serve many of the critical roles in the product development process.

As product development moves into the engineering and scientific research stages, Smithers experts can provide technical support and testing services for product failure analysis.


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Assay Development

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Large molecule bioanalysis assay development, validation and sample analysis.


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Vaccine Testing Services

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Material Testing Services

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Materials science is evolving every day. Millions of chemical and material combinations create challenges for scientists when applying them to real world applications that consumers touch every day. Keeping abreast of the latest trends in material science across a wide range of industries can be a daunting task.

Smithers continued growth in materials science and chemistry expertise supports the needs of the pharmaceutical, agricultural chemical, industrial chemical and rubber and polymer product industries globally. Our analytical laboratories in the US and UK use state-of-the-art equipment and years of industry knowledge to provide our clients with analytical services including:

  • Material identification
  • Rubber and polymer formulation analysis
  • Material deformulation
  • Extractables and leachables analysis
  • Regulatory risk assessments
  • Preclinical toxicology
  • Vaccine testing
  • Large molecule bioanalysis assay development, validation and sample analysis.

Smithers’ experts are there to support research scientists as they strive to develop the best uses for chemicals and advanced materials.


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Clinical Chemistry

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Business Development, Marketing & Operations

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Vaccines

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Process Consulting

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Chemistry and Materials

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Drug Discovery

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Packaging Services

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Product Quality Control

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Analytical Chemistry Services

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Antibody/Antigen Detection Based Testing

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Project Management

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Device Development

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Clinical Research

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Engineering and Fabrication

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Clinical Laboratory Services

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Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Product Development, Testing, and Packaging

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Drug Discovery & Development

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Environmental Science

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Ecotoxicology and Exposure Assessment Services


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Regulatory Affairs Services

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Geological Sciences

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Environmental & Geological Sciences Services


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