Facilities

Superb facilities and technical equipment capabilities

Recent major investment has resulted in impressive facilities at EPP. Based across 2 sites, closely located outside Edinburgh, Scotland, we offer facilities to handle large scale or complex projects.

Our instrumentation is comprehensive including NMR, LC-MS, HPLC, IR, GC and GCMS for analysis; for purification purposes we have a Biotage SP4 and prep HPLC; for reactions we have microwave initiators and an H-cube.

Our facilities and equipment include:

  • Sites and facilities
  • Instrumentation
  • NMR

Sites and facilities

The grounds of EPP's Glencorse Building at Pentlands Science Park

Location at Pentlands Science Park.

Analytical/ screening and synthesis work
Glencorse Building, Pentlands Science Park

Our two Research & Development laboratories house 10 standard fume hoods and 2 walk in fume hoods (for large scale production), supported by an analytical laboratory and our own NMR facility. In addition, a separate, fully GLP compliant, analytical laboratory is responsible for undertaking GLP studies for our clients, and for producing GLP reports for use in data packages.

Environmental sciences
EPP Environmental Centre, Bush Estate

EPP Environmental sciences environmental centre at Bush Estate

EPP Environmental Centre.

Our recently refurbished Environmental Centre is a fully GLP compliant facility which is managed and operated by an experienced team of environmental scientists. The site contains five large purpose built environmental laboratories, suitable for all types of freshwater aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology testing; three preparatory labs, a radiochemistry suite suitable for both formulation work and organic synthesis, and an analytical suite suitable for analysis of both radio-labelled and non-radio-labelled compounds.

Instrumentation

NMR

Bruker Avance II 500MHz NMR spectrometer – capable of multi-nuclei analysis.

LC-MS

Sciex API 3000 MS / Agilent 1100 HPLC
LCQ Deca MS / Thermo Finnigan Surveyor HPLC
LCQ Advantage MS / Thermo Finnigan Surveyor HPLC
LCQ Deca XP / Thermo Finnigan Surveyor HPLC
LCQ Deca XP Plus / Thermo Finnigan Surveyor HPLC

GC-MS

Agilent 6890 Series GC with 5973 MSD Electron Impact Ionisation
Agilent 6890 Series GC with 5973 MSD Chemical Ionisation

GC

An EPP chemist works in the EPP laboratory

Instrumentation in the analytical chemistry laboratory.

Agilent 6890N GC FID
Agilent 5890 FID/EC

HPLC

Agilent 1100 Series

Also

Sample Oxidizer Model 307 – PerkinElmer
Tri-Carb® 2100TR Liquid Scintillation Counter

Nicolet Avatar 360 FT-IR
Beckmann DU640 Spectrophotometer
Mitsubishi Coulometric Karl-Fisher titrometer
Microsynth microwave labstation
Biotage SP4
Biotage 75 Flash Chromatography System

NMR

We have our own in-house, GLP compliant, NMR capability supported by a dedicated and highly experienced NMR operator with decades of experience in the field.

If you are interested in finding out more about our facilities and equipment or wish to book a visit please contact David Tredgett.