ALS Scandinavia’s custom built laboratory in Luleå, Sweden, is dedicated to elemental impurites testing and our personnel have decades of experience working with high resolution ICP-MS technique. Operating the most sensitive analytical technique available, we are able to offer analysis of elemental impurities well under established PDE (permitted daily exposure). Method development, validation and analysis at 15-20 % of PDE is routinely performed at the laboratory. Measurements under established PDEs is often requested in the risk assessment stages.

As one of the first commercial laboratories in the world, we invested in our first ICP-SFMS (high resolution ICP-MS) in 1996. The ALS laboratory currently holds:

  • 14 high resolution ICP-MS instruments (inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry)
  • 3 ICP-OES instruments (inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectroscopy)
  • GMP certificate
  • GLP statement of compliance allowing ALS to be part of non-clinical studies
  • Ispected by the FDA (reference FEI 3007165135)
  • More than 200 client specific method validations completed for the pharmaceutical industry


The trace-metal lab

All analyses are performed in a clean room environment with controlled air and temperature. Not only does this allow us to report high-quality results at very low concentrations - it also ensures a solid backup capacity that enables us to deliver results on time. Having worked with ICP techniques for about 30 years, ALS is a reliable partner with the necessary experience and knowledge of metal testing. No sample types are to challenging; our laboratory can handle toxic and potent samples and dissolve almost any matrix imaginable. State-of-the-art instrumentation in combination with clean room environment assures that ALS can reach LOQs far below traditional ICP-laboratories.

For analysis of elemental impurities at low concentrations, ALS Scandinavia uses high resolution ICP-MS.