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April 24, 2014

New labs key to bright future for Lucideon

A MATERIALS technology company is set to open state-of-the-art laboratories as part of a multi-million pound project to develop new services. 
Lucideon has built a worldwide reputation as a leading provider of materials development, testing and assurance.
Now the company has spent £1.5 million on pharmaceutical chemistry quality control labs at its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.
The facilities, which will include both chemistry and microbiology labs, are due to open later this month.
This latest development is key to Lucideon powering its national and international growth plans and is part of a far-reaching commitment to create innovative services globally for clients in the construction, healthcare/pharmaceutical and power generation sectors.
Services will include quality control (batch release) testing, method development and validation, raw material analysis, pharmacopoeial testing, client methods, residual solvent testing and stability storage, along with full microbiology testing including sterility testing.
Dr Richard White, Head of Testing, said: “Healthcare is now one of our biggest sectors, thanks to the work we do with many blue-chip healthcare companies world-wide. 
“Pharmaceutical testing complements the extensive work we do with materials characterisation, analysis and development and it’s something which clients will benefit from.
“We don’t just churn out numbers, we work hard to provide solutions - during product development, manufacturing or failure.”
The new pharmaceutical and microbiology unit will house the first commercially-installed 7900 ICP-MS (Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) in the UK.

It will be run by an experienced team of staff led by Parmjit Bilan, who has spent many years ‘testing’ for the pharmaceutical industry. 
He said: “While there are many pharmaceutical laboratories, I believe ours is unique in providing a vast range of back-up services such as surface analysis.
“Together with our materials development work, for example in inorganic controlled release technologies, this can only help our clients to optimise their products, processes and, ultimately, their profits.”
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