Academia

Origin Analytical is designed to provide the analysis of geological and geological related materials to a wide range of industries. We are capable of offering class leading data quality in rapid time frames, and if our basic services do not accommodate your needs, we can offer bespoke options and training. Our Laboratory is set up to produce a fast turnaround of samples which means that your data will be with you quickly and at a price that is competitive with any university rate. Furthermore, if the data supplied is to be used for publication we can aid in manuscript production and may be able to provide data at a preferential rate.

Several members of our staff have experience working in academia through PhD and postdoctoral research and we understand the need for highly precise and accurate data to be produced. Despite being a lab primarily associated with commercial partners OA has carried out a wide variety of successful work with analytical clients.

The quality of the data we produce is externally assessed by our taking part in the GeoPT scheme and our UK site the Quality Management System (QMS) operated by us complies with the latest issue of the International Standard for Quality Systems, ISO 9001:2008. Download our Quality Policy Statement

“Working with Origin Analytical has been a revelation, allowing us to use our research capabilities to help provide data for industry needs without having to make the connections. We are able to earn useful research money by doing analyses that are academically interesting to us and easily fit within our lab schedule. The staff are professional and understand the needs and restrictions of both industry and academia, which is a rare find. They also encourage publication of results and we are co-supervising research students together, so it is a real collaboration as well as a service provision”
Dr Craig Storey, Portsmouth University

“I am writing to thank Origin Analytical for the great service we have just received. We recently submitted a large set of shale samples for XRF analysis. The turnaround was excellent, the data quality superb and the team at Origin could not have been more helpful throughout.”
Dr Chris Greenwell, Durham University

Analytical Techniques

Origin Analytical is designed to provide the analysis of geological and geological related materials to a wide range of industries. Our main UK laboratory is designed to be able to produce high quality elemental and mineralogical data to a wide variety of clients. We also provide a rapid onsite analytical service where we are able to bring our field portable laboratory to you rather than you send samples to us. Our main analytical tools are listed and explained below. However if you have a need outside of this please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavor to either answer your needs, or if we cannot, put you in contact with a lab that can.

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