Testing Services Providers

October 5, 2011

Below is a list of testing providers serving the household and personal products industry. For more information, contact the testing service provider using the information provided for each firm.
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AMA Laboratories, Inc.
New City, NY
Tel: (845) 634-4330
Fax: (845) 634-5565
Email: info@amalabs.com, gabel@amalabs.com
Website: www.amalabs.com
Testing Specialties: AMA Laboratories, Inc. offers all standard testing for cosmetic products, including SPF (all degrees), RIPT, moisture analysis of both products and skin, wrinkle determination, hair/nail property determination and scientific photography.
BioScreen Testing Services, Inc.
Torrance, CA
Tel: (310) 214-0043
Fax: (310) 370-3642
Email: info@bioscreen.com
Website: www.bioscreen.com
Testing Specialties: BioScreen Testing Services is a full service analytical chemistry, microbiology and human clinical laboratory. With over 25 years of experience, BioScreen has perfected the science of reliability to meet and deliver all comprehensive testing needs.

Bria Research Labs and Testing Services
Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel: (847) 918-1774
Fax: (847) 816-1830
Email: arun@brialab.com
Website: www.brialab.com
Testing Specialties: Claims substantiation, salon testing, home use testing

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Middleboro, MA
Tel: (508) 946-6200
Fax: (508) 946-6262
Email: sales@brookfieldengineering.com
Website: www.brookfieldengineering.com
Testing Specialties: Brookfield’s state-of-the-art laboratory offers a variety of viscosity testing services capable of measuring Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids using a wide range of spindle geometries. Detailed test results include equipment and measurement system description, viscosity data that includes appropriate tables and graphs, and any recommendations pertinent to your specific material and associated method. Viscosity testing services available: test and recommend; fluid profiling; dispute resolution; and multiple sample test.

Celsis International
Chicago, IL
Tel: (312) 476-1200
Fax: (312) 476-1201
Website: www.celsis.com
Testing Specialties: Celsis International is a leading provider of innovative life science products and laboratory services to the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries worldwide through its three business areas, featuring rapid microbial detection systems, analytical laboratory services and in vitro ADME-Tox products. Each Celsis division delivers substantial time and cost savings to customers in addition to ensuring product quality and safety for consumers.

Ceutical Laboratories, Inc.
Farmers Branch, TX
Tel: (972) 241-8374
Email: cimel@ceuticallabs.com
Website: www.ceuticallabs.com
Testing Specialties: There are several distinct markets that are served by the analytical testing division. They include pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical device, API (active pharmaceutical ingredient), NDI (new dietary ingredient) and post sterilization testing.

Chemir Analytical Services
Maryland Heights, MO
Tel: (800) 659-7659
Fax: (314) 291-6630
Email: info@chemir.com
Website: www.chemir.com
Testing Specialties: Investigative analysis, custom formulation; deformulation (reverse engineering), contaminant identification, materials identification, formulation development and scale-up, failure analysis, polymer testing; packaging testing, stability testing; competitive product characterization, raw material cost optimization, consulting, litigation support; custom synthesis.

Clinical Research Laboratories
Piscataway, NJ
Tel: (732) 981-1616
Fax: (732) 981-0520
Email: jasmine.migliorini@crl-inc.com
Website: www.crl-inc.com
Testing Specialties: Clinical Research Laboratories, Inc. operates as an independent contract laboratory providing a wide range of clinical safety and efficacy testing to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Located in central New Jersey, USA, CRL is dedicated to conducting human clinical test procedures to determine the safety and efficacy of cosmetics personal care and OTC drug products. Specialties include bioinstrumentation, dermatology, photobiology, ophthalmology, gynecology, cosmetology and microbiology.

Consumer Product Testing Company, Inc.
Fairfield, NJ

Tel: (973) 808-7111
Fax: (973) 808-7234

Email: sales@cptclabs.com

Website: www.cptclabs.com
Testing Specialties: Independent testing lab providing state-of-the-art analytical, microbiological, clinical, toxicological and photobiological testing services, in addition to regulatory consulting services.

Dermatest Medical Research
Muenster, Germany
Tel: (49) 251-4882249
Fax: (49) 251-4902727
Email: info@dermatest.de
Website: www.dermatest.de
Testing Specialties: Patch tests, dermatological application tests, efficacy tests, clinical tests, skin-physiological measurements like moisturizing tests, skin wrinkle measurements, pH, skin elasticity etc. 3D Full thickness skin model with individualized applications.

Essex Testing Clinic
Verona, NJ 07044
Tel: (973) 857-9541
Fax: (973) 857-9662
Email: info@essextesting.com
Website: www.essextesting.com
Testing Specialties: Human clinical evaluations for safety, efficacy and claims support of cosmetics, toiletries, personal care products and household products. Specializing in patch tests, anti-aging, image analysis, comedogenicity and eye area product testing. Two facilities, diverse populations, quick start-ups.

Evalulab, Inc.
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Tel: (514) 343-0001
Email: info@evalulab.com
Website: www.evalulab.com
Testing Specialties: Customized clinical testing. Safety, tolerance acceptance and efficacy tests for claim substantiation.

Harrison Research Laboratories, Inc.
Union, NJ
Tel: (908) 688-7600
Fax: (908) 688-7601
Email: info@HRLabs.us.com
Website: www.HRLabs.us.com
Testing Specialties: Independent research organization that performs human safety, efficacy and claim substantiation testing of cosmetics, hair products, toiletries, sunscreens and cleaning products. Testing capabilities include patch, phototoxicity/photoallergy, SPF/PFA, in vitro UVA, ocular and use tests.

Hill Top Research Incorporated
Miamiville, OH
Tel: 513-831-1217
Email: info@hill-top.com
Website: www.hill-top.com
Testing Specialties: Hill Top Research is a leading provider of CRO services and clinical research services to the global pharmaceutical and personal healthcare industries. Hill Top retains industry leading expertise in skin care and sensory sciences, providing services to the prescription pharmaceutical, OTC medicine & device and personal healthcare markets.

Impact Analytical
Midland, MI

Tel: (989) 832-5555

Fax: (989) 832-5560

Email: info@impactanalytical.com

Website: www.ImpactAnalytical.com
Testing Specialties: Impact Analytical provides comprehensive testing solutions including deformulation, litigation support, impurity analysis, actives quantitation, unknown component identification, material characterization and quality control testing. Our combination of superior technical expertise, unparalleled quality standards, and efficient work processes result in accurate, on time solutions so you can move your product forward with confidence.

InVitro International
Irvine, CA
Tel: (949) 851-8356, (800) 246-8487
Fax: (949) 851-4985
Email: invitro@invitrointl.com
Website: www.invitrointl.com
Testing Specialties: Since 1985, non-animal testing for eye and skin irritation as well as corrosive/non-corrosive end points.

Libra Laboratories, Inc.
Metuchen, NJ
Tel: (732) 321-5200
Fax: (732) 321-5203
Email: asklibra@libralabs.com
Website: www.libralabs.com
Testing Specialties: Analytical research services in chemistry, microbiology, and materials science for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and packaging. Compendial analyses, containers, residual solvents, DSC and TOC. Authenticity, stability, comparison and infringement.

McCrone Associates, Inc.
Westmont, IL
Tel: (630) 887-7100
Email: analysis@mccrone.com
Website: www.mccroneassociates.com
Testing Specialties: McCrone Associates, Inc. specializes in using microscopy and microanalysis for materials identification and characterization. We can identify minute contaminants or foreign objects to track down and eliminate issues before they become a problem.

Q Laboratories, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Tel: (513) 471-1300
Fax: (513) 471-5600
E-mail: mg@qlaboratories.com
Website: www.qlaboratories.com
Testing Specialties: Q Laboratories, Inc. offers comprehensive microbiology and analytical chemistry laboratory services.

Quality Assurance International
San Diego, CA
Tel: (858) 792-3531
Email: qai@qai-inc.com
Website: www.qai-inc.com
Testing Specialties: Quality Assurance International (QAI), an organic industry pioneer founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading provider of organic certification services worldwide. Additional certification services include kosher, non-GMO, social responsibility and natural for personal care products.

Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories (RPTL)
Cordova, TN
Tel: (901) 386-0175
Fax: (901) 386-7218
Email: RPTL@aol.com
Website: www.RapidPrecision.com
Testing Specialties: Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories (RPTL) is a highly specialized enterprise consisting principally of two full time experts in the various aspects of spectral measurement and photobiological risk assessment. The company offers onsite NIST traceable spectral measurement services for labs and manufacturers seeking spectral certification of test instruments and light emitting products. RPTL is a COLIPA recognized source for certification of solar simulators for sunscreen SPF testing. We offer in-house light measurement services and optical properties of materials testing. Consulting expertise includes FDA compliance for sunlamp products, in-vitro sunscreen test methods, photobiological safety of lamps and more services.

Solar Light Company
Glenside, PA
Tel: (215) 517-8700
Fax: (215) 517-8747
E-mail: info@solarlight.com
Website: www.solarlight.com
Testing Specialties: Solar Light Company offers applications in aerosol measurement, germicidal, materials testing, ozone column, photobiology, photostability, radiometry, solar cell testing, UV curing, UV hazard and UV transmission.

Specialized Technology Resources (STR)
Canton, MA
Tel: (781) 821-2200
Fax: (781) 821-9266
Email: info@STRQuality.com
Website: www.STRQuality.com
Testing Specialties: Specialized Technology Resources (STR) is an independent laboratory offering third party testing and consumer and expert sensory services for a wide range of health and beauty care products, including cosmetics, hair and skin care, incontinence, feminine hygiene and dental care. We provide quality, safety and risk assessment services to help retailers, manufacturers and suppliers understand and mitigate the sources of product risk. STR’s QA programs help ensure that products meet consumer expectations as well as industry and regulatory standards. We perform comparative studies, plant cGMP audits, inspect and test raw materials, substantiate marketing claims and monitor supply chain stability.

Suncare Research Laboratories
Winston Salem, NC
Tel: (336) 725-6501
Fax: (336) 725-6503
Email: jstanfield@suncarelab.com
Website: www.suncarelab.com
Testing Specialties: Suncare Research Laboratories offers sunscreen SPF and UVA protection testing; in vitro UVA protection measurements; phototoxicity and photoallergenicity.

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