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Top 10 Analytical Services Companies - 2020


Data has become the new currency of this digital era. One of the earliest industries to have understood this trend was the pharmaceutical realm. The sector, being a highly research-oriented and data-driven industry, constantly leverages analysis of empirical data to trigger innovations. However, the volume of data has increased dramatically over the years, thanks to the cutting-edge technologies, and has brought with it many challenges and advantages. Today, outsourcing analytical services have become the preferred option for the pharmaceutical companies as it helps them to focus on their core competencies and allows them to send out intricate tasks, which would require precision analytical technologies and expertise.

Increasing pipelines for biological candidates and soaring demand for additional analytical drug details are the major factors that are triggering the outsourcing of analytical services. Today, an optimum analytics service would provide real-time product quality control, monitoring and optimization of processes, characterization of biosimilars and biologics, and enhanced productivity. The increasing development of biologics, which has been at the front and center of the discovery and development of drugs for the past few decades, has been another major triggering factor here. Besides, the patent cliff is putting drug innovators under constant pressure to bring new products through the pipeline at a faster rate. To assess and monitor the quality attributes of these products, a broader set of equipment and expertise would be required, which makes outsourcing a better prospect.

Further, with the increasing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry, analytical services today use cutting-edge equipment and processes to reduce the testing time. For instance, many analytical service companies are equipped today with advanced high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry (HRAM) instruments, which eliminates the need to perform multiple trials and increases the reliability of operations. The sector is also witnessing an increased adoption of solutions with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based platforms.

At this juncture, there are a variety of analytical services companies available in the market that caters to different needs of the pharmaceutical companies. To help them choose the solution that best fits their requirement, Pharma Tech Outlook has compiled the list of the top 10 analytical services companies. The enlisted companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Pharma Tech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Analytical Services Companies – 2020.”

    Top Analytical Services Companies

  • ACT Laboratories, Inc. is the industry leader in cannabis safety compliance testing. Each offering within our range of cannabis testing services is accredited to the ISO 17025 standard, ensuring methods are fully validated and independently reviewed. We provide peace of mind to patients by verifying that their medicine is properly dosed and free of harmful levels of contaminants. Reliable testing results and so much more. Combining the most advanced analytical laboratory science with decades of experience in optimizing and troubleshooting cannabis production processes, ACT plays a key role in the success of its partners. If there is a surprise on your sample test report, ACT’s specialists will work personally with you to provide interpretation and to assist in developing strategies for product improvement. Our up-front solutions have saved our clients countless hours of trial and error, making ACT the top choice for lab services among many of the nation’s top producers

  • MicroVision Laboratories, Inc. provides businesses, consultants and other testing laboratories with expert analytical microscopy services. Owned by a career microscopist and founded in 2003, the company has grown to an eight person, 6000sq/ft. microscopy lab with an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant quality system. MicroVision Labs puts an emphasis on working with pharmaceutical companies to pick the right analyses and methods to solve their problems. The company offers a highly-trained and experienced staff utilizing a powerful set of analytical tools—FE-SEM, SEM/EDS and backscatter detectors, advanced elemental mapping, X-ray imaging, Micro-FTIR spectroscopy, Micro-XRF, light microscopy, cross sectioning/precision polishing and microhardness testing. They help pharma companies solve R&D, QC and manufacturing problems by providing custom analytical solutions from product characterization to contaminate identification

  • Pharma Medica Research Inc. (PMRI) is a full service contract research organization primarily focused on early phase clinical trials in healthy volunteers, special and patient populations. Since 1997, PMRI has been conducting Phase I studies in healthy volunteers and special patient populations. PMRI has routinely and successfully been audited by FDA, EMA, MHRA, AGES, Health Canada, ANVISA and World Health Organization (WHO). The company has 360 beds in six self-contained clinical units, a state-of-the-art bioanalytical lab with 24 LC/MS/MS instruments, in-house organic lab for stable isotope internal standards &metabolites synthesis. In addition the company offers full scientific and regulatory affairs services

  • A woman-owned fully-integrated laboratory that offers services around analytical testing, product development and stability services, rapid sterility and BET testing. In addition, Prompt Praxis can also quickly initiate stability tests along with physical determinations of pH, particulate matter, visual inspection, rapid sterility, and BET necessary in the compounding industry for beyond use dating. The compounding pharmacy, however, is not the only industry that Prompt Praxis focuses on. Even though the lab is designed to meet the needs of the compounding industry, the same services can be offered to generic injectable industries as well. Organizations often have to wait for weeks and months, and even then, the results might be unreliable and spurious. To address this issue in particular, Prompt Praxis takes a digitalized approach in electronically capturing and storing data

  • Altasciences


    Previously Vince & Associates Clinical Research and Algorithme Pharma, Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements

  • Avomeen


    Avomeen is an accredited, independent contract research organization (CRO) and contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), bringing chemists and scientists together to think through common and uncommon chemical issues across industries and applications. Our unique approach is singularly focused on applying our expertise and working closely with you to help transform your biggest goals into real solutions. The grandest visions deserve an R&D and product development partner who sees their potential and shares in their passion. That’s why Avomeen is more than an accredited, independent contract research organization (CRO) and contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) – we are a true collaborator and innovator, committed to applying our scientific expertise and forward-thinking approach to your toughest challenges

  • BioAgilytix


    BioAgilytix is a leading bioanalytical testing laboratory specializing in large molecule bioanalysis. With laboratory locations in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area, the Cambridge/Boston area, and Hamburg, Germany, BioAgilytix provides PK, immunogenicity, biomarkers, gene therapy, and cell-based assay services supporting the development and release testing of biologics across a number of industries and disease states. BioAgilytix offers assay development, validation, and sample analysis under non-GLP, GLP, and GCP, as well as GMP quality control testing (i.e. product release testing, stability testing, etc.)

  • Particle Technology Labs

    Particle Technology Labs

    Particle Technology Labs is a premier service laboratory dedicated to quality particle characterization services. PTL is a trusted advisor to the world's leading pharmaceutical, industrial, public sector, and scientific organizations. An experienced technical staff, analytical expertise, and state-of-the-art instrumentation sets PTL apart as the leader in the particle characterization field. Particle characterization services include particle size, surface area/pore size, image analysis, thermal analysis, powder flowability, zeta potential and other physical testing. Method development, transfers, and validations are also available

  • Pharmaceutics International, Inc.

    Pharmaceutics International, Inc.

    Pharmaceutics International, Inc. (Pii) is a science-driven contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a single campus in Hunt Valley, MD USA, offering unparalleled scientific insight and depth of product knowledge while supplying high-quality dosage forms that enhance the lives of patients worldwide. Founded in 1994, Pii has grown from 12 employees to over 280 scientists and support staff and over 360,000 square feet of space in the U.S. Pii’s cGMP facilities are state-of-the-art and contain over 70 manufacturing rooms as well as containment suites for handling high potency compounds and hormones, dedicated manufacturing suites for oral products (e.g. soft gels) and injectables (e.g. vials and syringes), a formulation development center and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories

  • QPS


    QPS is considered one of the top CROs in the world. QPS is a GLP/GCP-compliant contract research organization (CRO) supporting discovery, preclinical and clinical drug development. QPS provides quality services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide QPS's mission is to accelerate pharmaceutical breakthroughs across the globe by delivering custom-built research services