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Since 1985 we’ve supported the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and have provided more than 1,600 quality assurance audit reports that the client has used to assess the quality of toxicology studies they sponsor.   

Over the last year our employee owners reviewed several studies involving per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) compounds, or “forever chemicals”, that have been in the news. In addition, our team has reviewed several draft manuscripts that their researchers are preparing for publication in scientific journals.  This new assignment illustrates their confidence in our team to determine the accuracy and completeness of a toxicology research paper.

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Special Act or Service Award

Congratulations to our team supporting the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine!

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Discovering the Urchin Killer 

A diver collects a long-spined sea urchin. Credit: Blake Gardner   Our employee owners were recently part of a team of detectives on a mission to discover the killer of long-spined sea urchins, Diadema antillarumy, throughout the Caribbean Sea. The infected urchins lose their spines, leaving them more vulnerable to predation or dying after a few…

Collecting and Studying Deep-Sea Coral

Three of our staff supporting NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science joined a team of nine other scientists on a 12 day expedition to collect deep-sea coral samples in the Gulf of Mexico.