- a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance.
Lucideon is a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance.

We aim to improve the competitive advantage and profitability of our clients by providing you with the expertise, accurate results and objective, innovative thinking that you need to optimise your materials, products, processes, systems and businesses.

Through our offices and laboratories in the UK, US and the Far East, Lucideon provides materials and assurance expertise to clients in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, construction, ceramics and power generation.

Testing and Analysis

We work across a range of materials, including ceramics, metals and polymers, and offer the following standard and bespoke testing:

* Chemical
* Physical
* Microstructural
* Mineralogical
* High temperature
* Surface analysis
* Failure analysis
* Electrical
* Mechanical
* Environmental
* Pharmaceutical
* Microbiological
* Orthopaedic implants wear testing and tribology

Lucideon is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0013) in the UK with Lucideon accredited overseas laboratories.

Why Lucideon?

* Quick turnaround
* Accurate data
* Analysis and support
* 7 years archive storage of all analysis data
* Extensive materials expertise
* State-of-the-art analytical facilities.

We don’t just provide numbers, we provide solutions too.  Much of our work involves material and technologies development, helping you to stay one step ahead of the competition by developing novel products, processes and technologies.

Pharmaceutical Quality Control Testing

With the addition of our brand new Pharmaceutical Quality Control (QC) testing laboratories, featuring state of the art equipment and facilities and a team of experienced scientists, we now offer an extensive range of chemical and microbiological services to (but not limited to) the pharmaceutical, veterinary and healthcare industries.

The services provided are undertaken in compliance with EU guidance on GMP as it applies to contract QC testing laboratories. The division was inspected in September by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for compliance with cGMP. Lucideon is proud to announce that certificates of GMP compliance, for quality control testing of human and veterinary medicinal products, have been issued and are available via the box on the right.

Our experts are versed in API, raw material, finished products and medical device analysis utilising pharmacopoeial (Ph. Eur., USP, BP, JP), in-house developed or client supplied methodology.
With a quality service and fast turnaround times we offer:

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

* QC (batch release) Testing
* Raw Materials Testing
* Residual Solvent Testing
* Method Development and Validation
* Stability Storage and Testing
* Water Analysis

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

* Sterility Testing
* Antimicrobial Efficacy Testing (AET)
* Microbial Limits Testing
* Bioburden Determination
* Endotoxin Testing
* Environmental Monitoring and Identification
* Water Analysis

What makes us stand out from other pharmaceutical testing labs?

We’re unique in that we don’t just offer routine pharmaceutical testing, we also provide a vast range of back-up analytical services, such as advanced surface analysis.  This, together with the materials development work that we do, for example in the area of inorganic controlled release technologies, helps our clients to optimise their products and processes and, ultimately, their profits.

Queens Road
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Tel. +44 (0)1782 764