Chemical analysis

For fully managed projects, we have access to a range of chemical analysis techniques through our on-site partners. This wide range of analysis techniques provides you with complete solutions to any type of project.

Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX) map of a hypodermic needle

Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)

EDX provides in-situ, site-specific elemental identification. This can be used for fast point measurements to check the composition of a certain feature or for mapping out the distribution of all the different elements in a region of interest. Ideal for identifying contaminants and inclusions.

  • Oxford instruments INCA x-sight detector.
  • Qualitative and quantitative measurements.
  • Point & ID for localised elemental analysis.
  • Mapping for visualising the distribution of different elements and distinguishing between features.

Alderley Park

Molecular mass, composition and structure analysis

Waters High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

  • Auto purification.

Waters Acquity Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS)

  • Coupled chromatography and mass spectrometer for separation and enhanced mass resolution.

Bruker Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

  • Bruker 500MHz NMR with QNP probe (1H, 13C, 19F/31P).
  • Bruker 700MHz NMR with Cryoprobe.


  • 3D tomography for non-destructive imaging.
EM Analytical

Providing advanced testing and characterisation services