About Atomic Echo
Established in 2012, Atomic Echo is a laboratory specializing in toxicology analyses. As an undisputed leader in strategy and analytical innovation, Atomic Echo has developed strong competences and know-how in the research and quantification of different drugs, toxins and poisons.
Forensic toxicology is the principal area of the laboratory’s activity, specializing in the analysis of hair specimens.
The scope of drugs and toxins as well as Atomic Echo’s knowledge regarding the preparation of samples has allowed us to develop new competences and to propose our services in as variety of areas including the cosmetic industry, pharmaceuticals, food processing and the environment.
The laboratory is furnished with analytical equipment which can quantify drugs with high sensitivity and uses specific chromatographic systems coupled with single or tandem mass spectrometry.
The laboratory strives to provide constant improvements of the quality of the services we produce. The team, composed of lab technicians to experienced scientific analysts in the area of analytical chemistry, is completed by two recognized experts including a native speaking UK toxicology expert. The experts are members of several international societies which allows Atomic Echo to present our data in scientific publications, oral communications and participate in the sharing of expertise with other experts. The laboratory has to it’s name more than one hundred publications.
Laboratory Atomic Echo is situated in Ottawa, Canada.
Accreditation of the laboratory to ISO 17025
The laboratories possess their own quality standard, ISO 17025, an international standard that monitors the major principles of quality management while integrating the specificities of the analysis sector it refers to. Atomic Echo adhere to the requirements of this standard at all times. This was validated and audited by an independent organization, COFRAC (French Committee of Accreditation), the equivalent of the UK organization, UKAS, which every audit requires us to prove to them that we have in place an effective quality system of a technical competence which can validate the reliability of our results.