Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC was formed in 2004 as a Washington based limited liability company to meet the current and future scientific needs of the commercial, industrial and academic world. Currently, no known laboratories exist in North America specializing in metal(loid) speciation analyses and consulting, resulting in haphazard method application and a lack of focus for science. By concentrating our experience, education, and efforts on metals speciation and consulting, Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC has the capability to offer services unavailable by any other commercially available laboratory.
Continued research and development on new and historical analytical methods ensures that our employees are experienced and knowledgeable to maintain at the forefront of analytical chemistry.
Applied Speciation and Consulting, LLC was formed in 2004 by Russell Gerads and Dr. Hakan Gurleyuk as a Washington based limited liability company to meet the current and future scientific needs of the commercial, industrial, and academic world. Russ and Hakan identified that the primary custodians of analytical testing (commercial laboratories) focused on conformance to promulgated methods without the scientific understanding and knowledge necessary to ensure results were accurate and representative. While promulgated methods serve a purpose they are not always applicable to complex matrices. It was agreed that a laboratory based on scientific interest, knowledge, and experience was needed to bring the commercial laboratory industry into the 21st century.
In 2009 Applied Speciation moved to our new facility in Bothell Washington. The move significantly increased the capacity of Applied Speciation to support a faster standard turn around time and more research endeavors.
Every year research at Applied Speciation yields new and exciting scientific achievements that we can apply to assist our clients. We look forward to the coming years and the expansion of scientific capabilities to stay on the forefront of scientific possibilities.
Culture & Diversity
At Applied Speciation we pride ourselves on providing a working environment which fosters scientific interest and personal growth. Scientists pursue individual and group research projects on a daily basis to expand scientific knowledge and experience on a company wide scale. The rigidity of client focused research and analyses are offset by the flexibility of each scientist to pursue their own ideas through internally funded research activities.
Applied Speciation also holds an annual scientific poster contest to facilitate learning about the logical progression of experimentation as well as management of scientific research projects. Nearly all employees at Applied Speciation participate in the scientific contest which is a testament to their desire to learn and expand horizons.
We also firmly believe that employees with diverse backgrounds will produce the best possible work product. Both professional and life experiences provide tools which results in unique ideas and solutions.
Employees at Applied Speciation have diverse scientific backgrounds which merges creativity and logic to resolve scientific challenges. The demands of certain projects require a focused team effort but everyone at Applied Speciation consider themselves custodians of all work product for the company. Whether the individual is a project manager, laboratory technician, sample custodian, or analyst everyone takes pride in doing the best that they can everyday to make Applied Speciation and the rest of the world a better place.
Applied Speciation offers trace element and molecular quantitation for nearly all biological materials. Whether an investigation targets ecological risk assessments or clinical studies Applied Speciation is equipped to handle nearly any analytical demand.
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