TECHNICAL SERVICES

Applied Consumer Services, Inc. was founded in 1986 in Miami by Dr. Burch Stewart to provide technical consulting, chemical analysis and testing of almost all consumer products plus non-medical forensic testing, air monitoring and testing, inventions, patent search, patent feasibility, patent application, patent development, failure analysis, product deformulation, and formulation. We strive to give our clients excellent technical services in a wide variety of biological, chemical, physical, and engineering fields:

Air Quality / Sick Building Syndrome
Invention Feasibility and Development
Arson Investigation / Fire Accelerants
Material Testing / Accelerated Aging
Beverage Analysis/Development
MSDS / Material Testing Aging Tests
Consumer Product Testing / Analysis
Mineral Analysis/Precious Metal Assay
Cosmetics/Perfumes / HBA Analysis
Paint / Varnish / Coatings Analysis
Concrete/Stucco/Grout Analysis
Patent Investigation / Feasibility
Field Services / Sampling / Inspection
Patent Search / Applications / Development
Flammability Testing, Fuels, Fabrics Industrial Hygiene Surveys

Paper / Wood / Ceramics / Metal Analysis
Foods / Herbs / Supplements Analysis
Pharmaceutical QA / QC / Drugs of Abuse
Food Labeling / Nutrition Facts
Slip-Fall Investigation / Coef. of Friction
Food / Beverage Shelf-Life Testing
Textile / Carpet Testing
Forensic Investigation Testing
Toxic Material Investigations
Formulation / Deformulation
Water Analysis, Chemical and Physical
Herbal Product Analysis/Testing
Water Analysis, Microbiological
Water Purification Device Certification

LABORATORY CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Analyses (USP, ACSI) for Pharmaceutical Products
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for Specific Compliance Statements
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Since 1987.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), UNS 790112734.
ISO 9001-2000, Training in 2007.

We test at your site or in our laboratory. For many types of processes and technical investigations, it is possible to run tests at your plant, eg. monitoring levels of some components during a process. In other cases, it will be necessary to take samples at your site and send them to the laboratory for analysis and testing to help solve a problem. You can consider us to be your temporary but trusted employee. During an investigation we can stay in touch using telephone, FAX, or E-mail.

We conduct Quality Control (QC) assays for 12 pharmaceutical companies in Florida. We run microbiological quality control tests and challenge tests for numerous clients. The laboratory is licensed by the DEA for drugs of abuse and is a registered FDA (UNS# 790112734) laboratory for foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Most of our analyses and tests are given in standard references, such as CFR, USP, NF, BP, FDA/BAM, MIL-STD, ASTM, AOAC, AWWA, APHA, and AATCC. In addition, new analytical methods are developed in our laboratories and can be certified in-house for accuracy and precision by running blanks, controls, multiple samples, and recoveries.

APPLIED CONSUMER SERVICES, INC.
11890 N.W. 87 COURT, UNIT #8, HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33018
Toll Free: (800) 371-5854
Tel: (305) 821-1677
Fax: (305) 821-0155

 

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STATEMENT OF LABORATORY QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our ACSI QA manual is very similar to that required by the Florida Department of Environmental Resources (DERM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for analyzing water. However, we are primarily a consulting and analytical laboratory for consumer products. Information for conducting, sampling and analysis of pharmaceuticals, herbs, water, foods, cosmetics, textiles, pesticides, wood, minerals, soils, concrete, paints and other materials is given in our QA plan. Chain of custody procedures are used for forensic projects. Records of samples and project files are maintained in logbooks and in special computer programs.

Certification of analytical equipment, balances, spectroscopic instruments, etc. is conducted and recorded on a periodic basis, primarily by outside testing firms. Some spectrometers and chromatographs have built-in calibration capabilities. Equipment such as the gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), gas chromatography/flame ionization detector (GC/FID), ultraviolet/visible spectrometer (UV/VIS), fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), ion chromatograph (IC), and four analytical balances are maintained and calibrated by outside service companies. Our atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) is checked in-house for accuracy by running recoveries on spiked samples using certified metal standards. Precision of AAS data is checked by running multiple determinations. Other laboratory equipment such as pH meters, ovens, furnaces, humidity chambers, incubators, thermometers, and glassware are calibrated in-house.

Our full Statement of Quality Assurance Plan and references are available upon request.

We are DEA licensed, members of ACS, ASTM, AOAC, AWWA, APHA, and others.