Particle Technology Labs

Particle Technology Labs is the leading particle characterization research and advisory company in the United States. We work with major organizations across the private, public and scientific research sectors. Our scope, and expansive knowledge of particle technology allows us to address problems that no one else can, and provide insight and perspective necessary for our clients to make the right decisions.

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555 Rogers Street , Downers Grove , Illinois 60515 USA

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Monitoring and Testing - Analytical Services
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Globally (various continents)
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PTL is a premier particle technology research and advisory company.  We are a trusted advisor to the world's leading pharmaceutical, industrial, public sector, and scientific organizations.

We work with the world's leading organizations
We work with, and provide advice to major organizations across the private, public, and scientific research sectors. Our scope, and expansive knowledge of particle technology allows us to address problems that no one else can, and provide insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, in a timely manner. We provide technical expertise in industrial sectors such as pharmaceutical, environmental, petroleum-chemical, manufacturing, cosmetics, dietary supplements, as well as food and beverage.

We are renowned for our independence, objectivity, and unique analytical insight
Our expert analysts generate unbiased particle characterization research information that is precise, comprehensive, and renowned for its independence and unique analytical insight. The value we provide to our clients is derived from the intellectual property our analysts create by applying strict and rigorous test methodologies to the research process, and protecting this information from bias.

We strive for long-lasting client relationships
Our aim is to establish long-lasting client relationships built on mutual collaboration, partnership, and trust. We work closely with every client to help assure they are getting the right decision-making information, in a timely manner. Through collaborative efforts, we can help determine the appropriate testing required in order to supply meaningful particle characterization data within the context of our clients' industries. We continuously strive to provide our clients with timely, insightful results, and we go to extraordinary lengths to communicate information to them in a manner in which they can understand.

We deliver unparalleled business value
There is a reason the world's leading organizations choose PTL -- We deliver business value to our clients each and every day. Whether it be in assisting a pharmaceutical company speed an FDA approval to deliver a new drug to market, helping a cosmetic company improve product performance, or troubleshooting material behavior issues using a variety of particle characterization techniques, PTL is acclaimed for delivering business value to its clients.

We are a values-driven organization.  To us, this means continuously delivering business value to our clients by providing comprehensive and innovative solutions, excellent customer service, expert knowledge in the field of particle technology, and a commitment to analytical integrity.

Our status as an independent particle characterization laboratory is what allows us the freedom to recommend the most appropriate analytical techniques, and the flexibility to conform to our client’s specific needs.

Since 1992, we have been providing expert advice and counsel to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, industrial, scientific research, and public sector institutions and businesses.  Since the very beginning, our philosophy has been anchored to the premise that for every particle characterization need, there is an optimal scientific solution that we can provide.

Our mission is to work in partnership, gaining a thorough understanding of our client’s needs; and then applying our technical expertise using state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, in order to deliver comprehensive solutions and business value. 

Our extensive cGMP compliant Quality System allows us to consistently and confidently provide superior levels of service to both our regulated and non-regulated clients.

Analytical Integrity

PTL provides only the most scientifically reliable and accurate particle characterization test results. Our expert analysts are as qualified and precise as the equipment we use to determine particle size, thermal analysis, powder rheology and more.

Providing Regulatory Compliance

We are a proven cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant laboratory, in accordance with 21 CFR, Part 210 and 211. Our facility is FDA registered and inspected, and we host over 30 audits per year from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.  We are DEA licensed and approved to handle Schedule II through V Controlled Substances. We hold an ATF permit for analyzing pyrotechnics, and we are registered with the Illinois DNR (IL DNR).                   

The Independent Perspective

A PTL particle characterization test is free of bias. Test instrumentation is selected on the basis of merit, never due to business relationships with vendors. Our staff designs all tests and selects from our wide range of instruments with one goal in mind: accurate, independent particle characterization test results.

Comprehensive Problem Solving

PTL is a one-stop shop for particle characterization of the universe of sample types: from wet to dry, from food to materials, from natural to synthetic and every type in between. Pharmaceutical, environmental, regulatory and law enforcement are only some of the industries we service. We provide specific analysis to request, or we design the best analysis based on client need.

Our people are highly motivated professionals who are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals --- with a collective passion for problem solving, and  for delivering business value to our clients.

Be challenged.  Be inspired.  Be Innovative.
PTL is continually looking for insightful, meticulous, and driven individuals to join us in our mission to provide the innovative analytical results for which we are known.

If you have an interest in learning more about us and potentially joining our team please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking here. A representative from human resources will be in contact with you as soon as possible.