Bioanalytical Chemistry & Environmental Health

image of high-performance liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer used to identify and measure metabolites of drugs, pesticides and other biologically significant molecules in blood and tissue.

A high-performance liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer is used to identify and measure metabolites of drugs, pesticides and other biologically significant molecules in blood and tissue.


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The Bioanalytical Chemistry and Environmental Health Section in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides a wide range of analytical chemistry, exposure assessment, and pharmacokinetics support to industrial and government clients.

Lorraine G. Scheller, Manager

Bioanalytical Chemistry & Environmental Health Technical Strengths

  • Analytical methods development for drugs and pesticides and their metabolites in tissues and biological fluids
  • Analytical methods development for the measurement of pesticides and their metabolites in air, dust, water, dermal and surface wipes, dosimeter garments, and others
  • Validation of analytical methods according to Good Laboratory Practices protocols in support of pesticide registration or clinical pharmaceutical investigations
  • Study design for the assessment of exposure to pesticides and other chemical pollutants
  • Product chemistry assays, pesticide residue determination, dislodgeable residue, re-entry exposure monitoring, and environmental fate studies
  • Analytical services in support of nutrition labeling under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act
  • Analytical methods development and routine testing for energetic residues in water, soil, biota, and other media
  • Detecting Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food
  • Acrylamide, 4MEI, and additional food production contaminant testing
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  • Accelerated Exposure Testing
  • Determination of residues of analgesics, fatty acids, and pesticide metabolites as potential biomarkers of exposure in teeth
Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 11 technical divisions.
04/15/14