Case Studies: Case Studies – Quality Control

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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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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Multi-Faceted Support for International Liquefied Natural Gas Production

RJ Lee Group provides significant technical support to Fortune 500 companies for international liquefied natural gas production, including those involved in energy production. Technical challenges that are already significant become magnified when working across continents, cultures, and environments – e.g., the middle east is particularly harsh from a corrosion standpoint.
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Enterprise-Wide Data Integration Solution

Customized web interface provides decision makers ability to assess weapons readiness.
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Collected Intelligence Promotes Safety and Readiness

Customized web interface provides decision makers ability to assess weapons readiness.
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Extending the Safe, Healthy Life of Jet Engines While Improving the Readiness and Availability of the Fleet

Software tools support decisions that extend the safety and health of jet engines.
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Delamination Problem Requires Multi-Layered Approach

RJ Lee Group investigated the cause of the delamination of acoustic fireproofing attached to steel beams in public facilities. After thoroughly investigating samples from many locations, we identified the material issues and recommended remediation solutions as well as modifications to future product applications.
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Product Failure Analysis: Consumer Product Affected by Inappropriate Raw Material

When homeowners issued complaints about staining on roofing shingles, the manufacturer took action. Through a full-scale forensic investigation, RJ Lee Group determined the source of failure and maintained the client's reputation.
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Exemplar Comparison Eliminates Aircraft Engine as Cause of Fatal Accident

In an effort to determine if mechanical failure may have contributed to the cause of a fatal airplane crash, an airplane engine manufacturer retained RJ Lee Group to examine components of the 30-year old engine involved in the accident.
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Industrial Plants Can Face Costly Nuisance Dust Claims

RJ Lee Group was retained by an industrial plant to investigate — and ultimately refute — nuisance dust claims. We issued an expert report and provided supporting data and a deposition testimony.
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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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Improving Laboratory Productivity at the World’s Largest Nuclear Waste Site

In 2009, RJ Lee Group was subcontracted to provide support services for the largest nuclear waste site in the world. In less than a year, we improved the on-time delivery rate by 40% and reduced testing turnaround time from 30 to 10 days.
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Personal Care Products Manufacturer Needs Analytical Method with Sufficient Level of Detail

RJ Lee Group develops analytical methods to ensure personal care products complies with quality standards.
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Maintaining FDA Approval: Substitute Material

RJ Lee Group helped a client demonstrate that a change in source materials would not affect patient safety or product performance. Ongoing FDA approval was granted without the need for costly re-resting and re-submission.
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Manufacturer of Fire Resistive Materials Needs Materials Performance Answers

When a manufacturer uses materials from different sources, it can impact final product consistency. By evaluating a client's raw materials for deviations and variation, RJ Lee Group helped increase supply sources and reduce material costs.
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A Test Chamber Designed to Measure Respirable Dust for Product Stewardship

RJ Lee Group designed and constructed a test chamber to simulate a controlled environment in which we could sample for respirable dust.
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Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group Designs and Conducts a Multiphase Study

Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group designs and conducts a multiphase study to help identify and manage potential health and safety hazards as well as environmental impacts related to unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP).
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Failure Analysis Investigation Points to QC Solution to Maintain Profits and Customers

Shatter-prone glass syringes pose any number of risks — to patients and health care workers — and costly, potentially dangerous waste. One well-known medical device manufacturer wanted reliable data on why syringes from an overseas manufacturer would shatter upon loading.
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Improving the Recovery Process by Defining Simulant Composition for Hazardous Waste

RJ Lee Group designs a program that determines the compositional mix of waste byproducts of our national defense plutonium in order for it to be turned into a more stable, usable glass form.
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