SGS has opened an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory in Qingdao to provide chemical testing services to companies in the north of China. This is hoped to meet growing demand for chemical testing in the country, which is now the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world.
The laboratory prioritises quality assurance and quality control, SGS claims, ensuring all activities are executed in line with both client and regulatory requirements. Its 45 employees provide a range of direct services with rapid turnaround times.
It houses a variety of analytical equipment including gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers (GC-MS), gas and liquid chromatographic systems (GC, HPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS), inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) equipment.
“Thanks to our increased chemical testing capabilities, we’re now better placed than ever to work closely with leading pharmaceutical organisations and help the burgeoning Chinese market flourish. We can’t wait to see what the future holds,” said Lam Wai, Health Science Director SGS China.