Columbia offers a variety of technical services to support our clients. Those services include method development, analytical consulting, forensic chemical analyses, litigation support, and electronic data management support. In addition, our Technical Services Group also provides the following:
Under the leadership of our Corporate Technical Director, Columbia funds a technical development effort which is charged with exploring innovative business approaches and technologies that will lead Columbia and our clients into the future. This program includes our Information Systems Group, which focuses on the automation of laboratory systems and information delivery to our clients. Another innovative development is our licensed P450 RGS technology which has led to low cost screening techniques using bioengineered human liver cells to assess environmental pollutants and their human toxicological impacts.
We routinely present seminars and technical presentations to our clients. The following are a few examples:
Chain-of-custody procedures and other sample requirements
Understanding analytical data and laboratory control reports
Detection limits and regulatory requirements
Understanding petroleum hydrocarbon analyses
ICP/MS and other "clean" techniques for trace metals
Determination of chlorinated phenolics in petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated matrices
Detection of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons using selected ion monitoring (GC/MS-SIM)
Hazardous waste testing
(Client-specific seminars on other topics are available upon request).
The Lab Link
Quarterly, Columbia publishes the Lab Link, a technical newsletter that discusses topics of importance to the environmental community. Subscriptions to the Lab Link are free to qualified companies and individuals.
Columbia Analytical Services, Inc., 1317 South 13th Avenue - P.O. Box 479, Kelso, WA 98626. Tel: 800-695-7222; Fax: 360-636-1068.