The Laboratory

ALS Scandinavia’s custom -built laboratory in Luleå, Sweden, is dedicated to trace element analyses and our personnel have nearly thirty years of experience working with the ICP technique. As one of the first commercial laboratories in the world, we invested in our first ICP-SFMS in 1996. The ALS laboratory currently holds:
  • 12 high resolution ICP-MS instruments (inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry)
  • 4 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
  • More than 100 client specific method validations completed for the pharmaceutical industry

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.