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Overview:

Lancaster Laboratories has extensive experience in serving Hospitals and Clinics.  We offer a one-stop-shop for our clients, offering all the advantages of an in-house laboratory but at a remote location.  We differentiate ourselves by the level of customer care we provide. We encourage the development of strong working relationships and continuously and proactively look for new and improved ways of ensuring our clients feel that staff are always available for information, help and support.

Lancaster Laboratories offers a wide range of testing to hospitals and clinics throughout Ireland, including testing for Renal Dialysis Departments, Endoscopy Departments, Technical Services, Clinical Engineering Departments and also testing according to HTM2030 and HTM2031.

     
 

Technical Expertise:
Lancaster Laboratories has excellent internal technical expertise available to its clients.  We proactively review methods and client requirements and pride ourselves on providing a rapid response to unforeseen industry issues. We perform a large number of projects in our pharmaceutical and water laboratories each year and therefore have the capacity to deploy additional Analysts when needed and cross train to ensure we have the correct resources in-house before a project commences.

 
     
 

Accreditation and Approval Bodies:

  • Our microbiology and chemistry departments are accredited to ISO 17025 by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) – certificate 004T.
  • Irish Medicine Board (IMB) approval for performing contract analyses for the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Inspected and registered by the FDA as a contract laboratory to serve the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Participation in external proficiency testing schemes to support confidence in the quality of our results including EPA, Aquacheck, PHLS and QMS.
  • Lancaster Laboratories undertakes comprehensive internal audits to ensure ongoing implementation of its quality policy.  We assess the quality of the tests we perform and continuously monitor and improve our quality systems.
 
     
 

Microbiology Department services include:
Water:

  • Total Bacterial Counts
  • Yeasts and Moulds
  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Enterococci
  • Endotoxins
  • Legionella species
  • Identification of microbiological isolates using both Genotypic and Phenotypic Identification

 

     
 

Environmental Monitoring:

  • Air Monitoring
  • Design, risk assessment and reviews of Environmental Monitoring Programmes, including protocol writing
  • Programmes tailor designed to suit classification of clean rooms.
  • Supply of consumables including swabs, sterile and plastic containers, settle and contact plates, air samplers
  • Identification of microbiological isolates using both Genotypic and Phenotypic Identification
 
     
 

Chemistry Department services include:

  • Physical parameters – colour, conductivity, hardness, pH, solids, turbidity
  • Inorganic parameters – acidity, alkalinity, anions, cations, nutrients, (oxidized-N, TKN, PO4 etc), oxygen demand (BOD, COD)
  • Elemental analysis – non toxic metal (Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, K etc)
  • Organic parameters – phenols, oils/fats/greases, surfactants
  • Characterisation of hazardous solvent waste
  • Any analysis not performed in-house is seamlessly subcontracted to other approved laboratories. We completely manage this process so that service levels and turnaround times are not affected
 
     
 

Equipment Validation Service:
Lancaster Laboratories offers an Equipment Validation Service, managed by the Lancaster Laboratories Validation Team. Through our highly developed systems and qualified personnel, we are able to offer enhanced value to our customers by offering custom-made validation protocols, execution of those protocols and validation reports – all to cGMP standards.

Key features of this validation service include:

  • Validation of Thermal Equipment
  • ISO 9001: 2000 certification and UKAS accreditation
  • KAYE instrument (Validator 2000) and electronic regulations defined by 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex ll
  • Preparation of specific validation protocols or simply execute existing customer procedures
  • Hands-on experience ensures that acceptance criteria are based on recognised international standards and guidelines
  • All validation work is performed accurately and efficiently under a firm contract basis
  • Study results are delivered in a well-organised report package and in a format tailored to meet your quality assurance needs
  • Lancaster Laboratories ensures prompt delivery of the final reports and raw data crucial to the end point of validation work
  • see our Equipment Validation page for more information
 
     
 

Sampling service:

  • Lancaster Laboratories offers a sampling service, offering sampling on a daily, weekly, monthly basis whether it is routine or project work
  • Our dedicated team of Samplers are fully trained to take samples aseptically
  • All samples are returned to our laboratory within 24 hours
  • See our Sampling page for more information