LabSPACE Africa, an unincorporated company, provides services for local and international researchers from South Africa. You can use our space for research space and storage space to store long-term samples, as well space in our climate units for stability evaluations. Our aim is to decrease the cost of equipment, laboratory overheads and operating costs to make research more efficient and cost-effective.
LabSPACE offers chemical services. It has a lab space as well as office space, and access to all of our analytical and general instruments for generating samples and reports.
We are aiming to establish LabSPACE Africa facilities throughout South Africa, giving our clients and us a strategic advantage in a variety of research fields.
LabSPACE is open to clients who want to partner or rent space in a lab. It provides competitive rates for them to operate their own labs with a fraction of the costs associated with a traditional laboratory.
The laboratory space is included in compliance-based services and operations that relate to the local regulatory security of staff as well as the control of chemical and biological waste.
We can help you find a space in our facility or for assistance with the steps involved in building your own facility.
Private sector labs face significant risk and high cost equipment acquisitions. LabSPACE Africa has formed a partnership with the top companies in the field of analytical equipment. The equipment is at Midrand's facility. But, the equipment can be leased out at the facility of the client to help with an specific project. This will ensure that our partners do not spend their funds on instruments they will only use only once. Equipment will be maintained and serviced by qualified staff and copies of maintenance records are available after completion of a project.
At present, universities acquire expensive equipment through grant applications which hinders their project. LabSPACE Africa will speed up the process and give researchers the chance to evaluate the best solution for them before they choose to commit or use the equipment at our facilities.
LabSPACE Africa has the strategic partnership with AXIOLOGY Labs. AXIOLOGY Labs will manage consumable storage facilities at all of our labs. Items which are in stock may be delivered within hours to our clients who use our laboratories, removing the costly commitment of having stock available.
LabSPACE Africa prides itself on the unique combination of expertise from the field of science to Regulatory Compliance. This together with our wide network of advisory Scientists and suppliers permits LabSPACE Africa to provide advice on demand.
The following topics are covered:
LabSPACE Africa provides support and guidance on a variety of regulations: Help with Quality Management Systems (ISO /IEC 1335 ; ISO /IEC 15189; ISO /IEC 17025 and GCLP)
LabSPACE Africa provides an entire facility for preparation of samples which includes SPE stations as well as ultrasonic baths. We also offer a complete range of testing for pharmaceuticals using the following technologies:
In addition to the analytical apparatus, LabSPACE Africa also provides stability tests in addition to moisture analysis and evaluation of physical properties, such as the thickness and hardness of compounds.
Regular classes will be given to clients who register with us regarding specific technologies within our units and on regulatory guidelines such as GCP, GLP ISO15189, ISO17025, ISO13485. Training will be given by experts in the field and people certified by regulatory bodies.
Clinical trials and research projects depend on biological samples for the backbone. Research samples and trials that are backup samples are stored often to be used in future analyses. It is essential to safeguard these samples in case of further research or to be reanalyzed. LabSPACE Africa has long-term storage units that are available at different temperatures (5degC and -20degC.; 80degC and -160degC). After samples have been received by LabSPACE Africa, they are labeled with cryo labels, and then placed into normal (2ml) cryo boxes and then transferred into our cloud-based LIMS. Beyond Wireless remotely monitors temperature and offers backup power.
Mycotoxins, which are toxic substances made by mold or fungi, can be poisonous. They can be harmful to humans if they are consumed, absorbed into skin, or inhaled. Even a small amount of mycotoxin could cause serious health problems for animals or humans, and even death. Mycotoxicosis is the result of mycotoxins poisoning. This condition is likely familiar to you if your coffee contains moldy coffee.
Intoxication can result from mycotoxin contamination in cereals and other feed products, particularly in farm animals. Effective analytical tools are needed to analyze the feed for toxic fungal metabolites. The current methods include an extraction step, a clean up step to remove unwanted co-extracted matrix elements and a separation step that allows for precise detection. For most mycotoxins, quantitative methods of analysis use immunoaffinity clean up with high-performance liquidchromatography (HPLC), separation in combination with ultraviolet and/or fluorescence detection.
Food, animal feed and food additives ingredients can be tested for melamine.
Melamine screening, analysis and evaluation of food-related products:
For food, agricultural products, raw materials, and ingredients, melamine testing can be done. Intertek laboratories offer cost-effective and quick testing. The melamine testing labs can quickly receive samples.
Intertek offers melamine analysis and detection services to food and agricultural companies, retailers, importers, food manufacturers, and food processors. Laboratory analysis of processed foods, animal food, wheat gluten, rice protein concentrate, and corn gluten is what melamine testing entails. The Intertek laboratories offer the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recommended analytical methods for melamine screening, testing and quantitative analysis using Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry(GC-MS).
Melamine analysis, detection capabilities: