BCM Analytical Services


Thane Road West
NG90 2DB
United Kingdom



BCM Analytical Services are the contract testing business of the Fareva group. With over 100 years' experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry we are able to offer a wide range of standalone physical, chemical and microbiological testing services to suit your needs.


Based in Nottingham UK, we operate out of MHRA and FDA approved facilities, providing a full spectrum of development and testing services to fulfil your analytical requirements. Our dedicated teams have the capability to analyse a wide range of products including tablets, capsules, gels, powders, liquids, sprays and injectable products.

Our GMP compliant laboratories ensure products are tested using state-of-the-art techniques to ensure customer satisfaction and we are highly experienced in:

  • HPLC, GC, Ion Chromatography, LC-MS
  • Nitrosamine testing
  • Spectroscopy: UV/Vis, Fluorescence, ICP-MS/AES/OES, AAS, XRF, XRD, FTIR, Flame Photometry, TOC & NIR
  • Physical Testing: Dissolution, Disintegration, Friability, Hardness,
  • Laser diffraction particle size analysis
  • Wet Chemistry
  • Stability Studies
  • Microbiology

Analytical/Release testing

Our experienced team of scientists come from a variety of backgrounds providing a diverse range of expertise in analytical techniques.

We can undertake analytical testing of raw materials, intermediates and finished products using customers own methodology or pharmacopoeial monographs

Method development and Validation

Drawing on our strong pharmaceutical heritage, we have a track record of developing, optimising and validating robust transferable methods for our customers. Whether assisting our customers from the initial stages of product development, or transferring in methods, our experts are here to advise every step of the way.

We are experienced in working with FDA and MHRA approved pharmaceutical products from concept development through to licence submission and release testing.

Stability storage and Testing

We are able to offer a bespoke service for all your stability requirements. We can operate on a storage only basis, or can provide fully managed trials incorporating stability storage, analytical and microbiological testing.

We have several suites of storage chambers offering ICH conditions and which are ATEX rated for aerosol management. Alongside this, our experienced team are able to assist with the protocol design and trial management.

Access to our bespoke report writing services is included with this service. This dedicated team specialise in combining client requirements with industry standards to enable efficient usage of data generated.

Microbiological Testing

Our microbiology team operate out of fully equipped laboratories including our class 10,000 clean room. We also have the ability to carry out testing 7 days a week.

Our experienced team are able to offer guidance across a variety of sample type from environmental testing to raw materials, cosmetics, medical devices and licensed pharmaceutical products.