Analytical Services

GAAS Analytical is an independent contract testing laboratory for natural products, botanical drugs, phytochemicals, as well as dietary supplements including raw materials, intermediates and finished products according to cGMP regulations for identity and purity. We provide high quality analytical services, including routine testing, consulting, analytical method development & validation and contract research & development to medium and small businesses, raw material suppliers, finished product manufacturers, government agencies, organizations, associations and educational institutes. If they exist, we use regulatory and widely accepted industry methods (USP, AOAC, INA), otherwise we use our in-house developed analytical methods. Our laboratory is DEA registered and cGMP compliant, offering reliable and accurate results, timely turnaround times, and unsurpassed responsiveness.

Raw materials

Knowing the quality of your raw materials is very important part of the manufacturing process; moreover, testing your raw materials is required under the dietary supplement cGMP regulation. We offer a full array of raw material testing that meet GMP, USP and FDA guidelines.

Finished products

We recognize that each sample is unique and apply customized laboratory solutions and relevant, scientifically valid test methods that are "fits for purpose." We offer analytical testing for all forms of natural products/dietary supplements, including tablets, capsules, softgels, powders, tinctures, oils, extracts and beadlets. We discuss any unexpected results with you to determine the underlying cause.

Stability testing

GAAS Analytical offers stability protocols for your products according to the ICH Guidelines. We have a tracking system to identify when pulls are due and when the required tests need to be performed on the samples. We can provide you the accelerated 3 month data for immediate market release and then follow with the 2-year room temperature stability data to defend your expiration date claim.

A full list of compounds we test may be found here. If your compound is not listed, don't hesitate to contact us and we will establish whether an appropriate method is available or able to be developed, and respond with an estimate as soon as possible. To request analysis of a sample, please fill out a sample submission form found here

Method Development and Validation

GAAS Analytical has extensive experience in developing methods for dietary supplements. We offer comprehensive method development and validation services for regulatory and non-regulatory investigational studies. Our validation protocols follow industry standards such as the ICH, USP, AOAC or the FDA’s Guidance on Bio-analytical Methods Validation as required. We can work closely with your company to customize our protocols to accommodate our client’s individual needs and expectations and develop methods that are cost effective and produce timely results. Typical method validation parameters include:

  • Linearity and range
  • Selectivity/Specificity
  • Accuracy
  • Precision
  • Recovery
  • Ruggedness
  • Stability

Please contact us directly if you are interested in our method development and/or method validation services, and we will respond with a quote as soon as possible

Training & Consulting

In addition to our in-house testing, GAAS offers consulting services and customized training at your facility for your organization's specific needs. We provide high quality training on a variety of topics, from training on a specific instrument to understanding regulations. GAAS can help quickly integrate instruments and software into your laboratory setup, decrease support costs, ensure employee development and achieve operational excellence and growth. We provide real-world case studies and one-on-one interaction. After attending a training session, attendees will be able to immediately implement practices and put the information learned into action. Our course attendees are able to take the knowledge gained into everyday work situations.

Aniko has particular expertise on Agilent HPLC systems (e.g., the Agilent 1100, 1200, and 1000RR), the Agilent 6400 Triple Quadropole, and the Agilent 6220 series Accurate Mass TOF and MSD trap. In addition, she is an expert in the associated OpenLab, ChemStation and MassHunter software suites

Expert Testimony

GAAS Analytical can offer true end-to-end analytical services to both protect against litigation as well as support companies during litigation. Among our supported services are: • Expert witness for analytical or quality issues • False advertising claims related to product content • Raw material disputes • Contract manufacturing disputes • Mediation where analytical data is in question.

Please contact us if you are interested in our expert testimony services, and we will respond with a quote as soon as possible.