Case Studies: Case Studies - Analytical Equipment

Presence of Mercury Indicates Potentially Counterfeit Version of Medication

A client recently approached RJ Lee Group with a suspected counterfeit version of their patented injectable medication. Unlike the cloudy solution the company produces, the two samples provided were more translucent, almost clear. The client was concerned that the samples were either a counterfeit or contaminated version of their product, and asked our laboratory to ...
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Are There Health Implications from Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted from Laser Printers?

The following case study explores engineered nanoparticles released during laser printing.
CHALLENGE: Characterize the engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in toner formulations and study the release of the ENMs during consumer use of laser printers. Characterize their physiochemical, morphological, and toxicological properties.
SOURCE: Printers from the four most commercially available manufacturers and models using a variety ...
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Micro/Nano-Scale Investigation Addresses Polystyrene Manufacturing Challenges


Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution.
Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity ...
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Capacitor Testing Provides Data for Possible Patent Infringement

RJ Lee Group received several de-mounted multi-layer ceramic SMT capacitors for examination. The devices were involved in a patent infringement case dealing with device design and the electrical properties of the insulator material.
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Outsourced Component Did Not Contribute to Medical Device Implant Failure

When the manufacturer of a medical device implant saw an increase in the device’s failure rate after implant, they alleged that a component provided by a supplier was responsible.
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Experts Distinguish Corrosive Property Damage from Normal Deterioration

When 60 tons of chlorine gas were released in a catastrophic event, RJ Lee Group was called in to assess more than 360 property locations and 500 vehicles. Our expert testimony ultimately helped to refute unsubstantiated damage claims in the surrounding area.
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Award-Winning ASCAT Technology Provides Accurate, Rapid and Detailed Inclusion Data to Improve Productivity and Product Quality in the Steel Industry

RJ Lee Group developed the ASCAT with a 1999 grant from the Department of Energy, and commercialized it in 2007. Now, instead of taking a week to complete analysis manually, the tool automatically analyzes several hundred inclusions in less than an hour.
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