SGS bolsters E&L testing capabilities at Shanghai laboratory

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SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company. (Image: iStock/Ca-ssis)
SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company. (Image: iStock/Ca-ssis)
SGS has increased its extractables and leachables (E&L) testing capabilities at its Shanghai, China-based laboratory.

The analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider has installed several analytical instruments, including an isothermal static headspace gas chromatograph with flame ionization detector (HS-GC/MS-FID) and two liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (LC-MS).

According to the company, it has also acquired a liquid chromatography with time of flight mass spectrometer (LC-TOF-MS) and two inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) in addition to an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES).

"SGS has seen an increase in demand for E&L testing services for package and container testing as well as for single-use systems. As a result we have invested significantly across our global network in equipment, capacity, and human resources to ensure that we can maintain our strong reputation for extractables and leachables testing expertise," ​Mark Rogers, SGS, vice president Life Sciences USA, told

The instruments have been installed and validated and are 21 CFR part 11​ compliant.

The company’s global Center of Excellence for Extractable Studies and Impurities Profiling was opened​ in Wiesbaden, Germany in September 2016.

Additionally, in January of this year, SGS SA expanded​ its E&L testing services with new equipment and specialist analysts at its New Jersey facility in the US.

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