Custom Method Development

  • Overview
  • How the Process Works
  • Why Work With NSF?

Supporting the academic research community and business research sectors, NSF’s Applied Research Center offers custom method development in biological matrices.  Utilizing techniques including liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), our method development projects help create or expand analysis panels for researchers theorizing about environmental exposure in relation to specific diseases or conditions.

Building on our expertise in a variety of biological sample matrices (blood, urine, plasma, follicular fluid, etc.), our experienced research scientists can help develop a targeted analysis technique for your sample analysis.

How the Process Works

Customized to your list of compounds, method development follows a specific process at NSF. Stages typically include:

  • Planning: The researcher brings a study plan requiring new method development to NSF for review.
  • Review: NSF reviews and assesses feasibility of development.
  • Validation: Our dedicated team of experienced scientists verifies and validates the new method and provides the validation report.
  • Analysis: After method validation, researchers send samples to NSF for analysis in our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratories.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF International uses detailed, quality-controlled analysis methods to provide you with the reliability you need in your sample analysis.  We help from the initial stages of study planning through execution and publication. We partner with researchers to complete their study objectives!

NSF laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments across all major industries. We operate more than 303,000 square feet of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, state-of-the-art labs, including extensive instrumentation and technologies, in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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