SGS is now officially part of SGS North America!  We’ll now be known as SGS (SGS), and you’ll continue to receive the same level of service – and more – that you’ve come to trust and expect from CSL over the years. On May 3, 2019, SGS… Read More >

Happy 150th Birthday to the Periodic Table!

“The periodic table is arguably the most important concept in chemistry” – Peter Atkins, chemist. This month (March) marks a huge anniversary for chemists and chemistry lovers all over the world. 150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitrii Ivanovich Mendeleev created the periodic table of the elements. Mendeleev’s table has become a staple not only in… Read More >

Milestone Features SGS in Case Study

Recently, Milestone featured SGS in a Case Study highlighting how we use their equipment in our lab. The study reviews the recent updates to USP <232>, <233> and <2232>, and how Milestone microwaves help us digest our high volume of samples. Read more here: Case Study-Chemical Solutions-USREV021119

The Future is…BIGGER!

Even after moving to our current location in the fall of 2015, we’ve had dreams of expanding CSL’s borders- literally. With the new year upon us, we’ve began the process of renovating the front of our building into a new space for our employees and visitors. Here are pics of the new front area after… Read More >

2018 in Review… Counting Our Blessings

Yes…another of those ‘Year in Reflection’ blogs! While self-promoting in nature, it also gives us time to share the happenings at CSL with many of you, and to extend our sincere thanks to you, our clients, who entrust your testing with us and allow us to exist. 2018 was the ‘Year of USP!’…and more. With… Read More >

The Benefit of Interlaboratory Studies

Product testing and compliance have both been a recent topic in the news, particularly in regards to the safety of consumer products in both the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. It has brought to light a question to many consumers: Are these companies even testing what they produce? In reality, companies in these industries have… Read More >

Gummies and Chocolates and Mints, OH MY!

After being in business for over 21 years, we see thousands of samples come through our doors. One of the more interesting (and delicious) type of sample is the candy our clients send us to test. We’ve seen everything from fruit-flavored gummies to chocolate to peppermints- and all for good reason. Candy Concern In 1994,… Read More >

CSL Adds USP <1660> to Repertoire of Testing

In response to the most recent revision for USP <1660> Evaluation of the Inner Surface Durability of Glass Containers, SGS has taken the lead in optimizing, validating and supporting the newest recommendations of applying the ICP impurities testing portion of the standard to meet current guidelines. What’s the big deal? The… Read More >

Explaining the “Naturally Occurring” Exemption in Prop 65

The updated Proposition 65 requirements have been one of the most-discussed topics in the natural products industry in 2018. Since you’ve heard about them so much, you probably have them memorized. You know that businesses are required to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings on products that expose consumers to any of the 900 chemicals listed…. Read More >

USP 232/233

Evolving from the 100 Year Old USP <231> Method to USP <232/233>

Many of our clients are concerned because they are not sure how they should implement the Permissible Daily Exposures (PDEs) laid out in the new USP guidelines. We discuss unique routes of administration and unlimited serving sizes on a weekly basis. But the most common issue is how to “update” the use of USP <231>… Read More >

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