2672 Metro Blvd.
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
Phone: 314-291-6620, 800-659-7659
About the Company

CHEMIR's independent laboratory provides investigative and analytical testing services to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. We specialize in solving difficult materials problems by applying custom analysis and non-routine testing. CHEMIR has special expertise in medical plastics and polymers. Our polymer experts have years of experience characterizing the composition of plastic materials, including determining the raw materials, resins and additives.

Our analytical and problem solving services include:

• Deformulation (reverse engineering)
• Material identification
• Failure analysis
• Polymer analysis
• Chemical testing and chemical analysis
• Method development
• Contaminant identification
• Custom synthesis
• Consulting
• Litigation support

CHEMIR’s analytical chemists have years of experience designing investigations, providing customized analysis and non-routine testing.

We utilize multiple methods of analysis with state-of-the-art instrumentation:

• Spectroscopy: FTIR, NMR, Raman
• Chromatography: GC, LC, GPC, LC
• Mass spectrometry: LC/MS, GC/MS
• Thermal: DSC, TGA, TMA, DTA
• Elemental: ICP, GCMS, SIMS, XRF, EDS
• Microscopy: SEM, TEM, FIB, AFM, OP
• Surface: XPS/ESCA, TOF-SIMS, Auger

Examples of problems solved for the medical device industry include:

• Analyzed polymeric materials to evaluate products for resin composition
• Identified a black flake contaminant in a device
• Investigated a product failure of a polyurethane catheter
• Deformulated a gas detection system in support of an intellectual property case
• Performed polymer analysis to investigate biodegradation of an implanted device

CHEMIR's facility is ISO 9001:2008 registered and FDA registered. We are centrally located in St. Louis, MO.