Analytical Testing

Foster offers a full suite of cGMP analytical characterization services to support proof of concept, formulation development, clinical trial materials and commercial manufacturing. Our cGMP analytical services are available for existing clients as well as stand-alone studies.

Liquid & Gas Chromatography:

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • HPLC method development and qualification/validation
  • Photodiode Array, Corona Aerosol Detector (CAD) and Fluorescence Detection
  • Thermal Conductivity Detection (TCD)
  • Flame Ionization Detection (FID)

Thermal Analysis:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)


  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis)

Dissolution Testing

  • Super-saturated techniques and standard monograph

Optical Microscopy / Image Analysis

  • Light Field/Dark Field
  • Three dimensional fine tolerence measurements (~ 0.5um)

Inherent Viscosity

General Wet Chemistry