Capabilities

We provide testing services to certify product and materials compliance, support quality control, and ensure the health and safety of workers and their environment. We provide assistance for clients who are not sure what tests they need. Our accredited materials characterization laboratory is the foundation of all the services of RJ Lee Group provides, including standardized testing for compliance, industrial hygiene and environmental analyses, quality control, and materials research and development.

We provide credentialed expertise supported built by robust scientific data. We provide significant support to industrial clients for product development, industrial hygiene and overall production support.

RJ Lee Group maintains a visible and respected reputation within the legal community, having offered scientific support in civil litigation matters for nearly 30 years. 

  • Product Liability 
  • Toxic Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Fugitive Emission
  • Personal Injury
  • Patent Infringement
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance Subrogation

Subject Matter Experts

From our core business of providing scientific solutions to our clients, we have developed innovative products. Some are produced internally, and some have arisen from partnerships with other research organizations. 

For example, we build lab software solutions to help manage and streamline your labs data, and environmental testing products for a variety of applications. 

  • IntelliSEM is a powerful automated particle analysis system.
  • ParticleID is  a customizable cloud hosted web application used to identify foreign particulate matter and  assist with root cause investigations. 

Other products we create count particles and help keep the air and environment safe.

RJ Lee Group is a materials analysis laboratory and consulting company which serves many different industries. We offer scientific solutions such as industrial forensics services, laboratory and testing services, litigation support, and laboratory software to many industries:

Client Challenge

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.

RJ Lee Group Approach

Our team examined failed and unused syringes, and reconstructed a failed syringe, which had shattered into several hundred spiral-shaped shards.

Our microscopic examination revealed the gross pattern of failure, and the location of failure origin. A more detailed microscopic examination of that spot revealed forming defects — the glass had not completely formed and healed during the rolling process, resulting in a weak point that ultimately caused the failure.

Outcome

Data translated to corrective action — a meeting of the minds between the supplier and medical device maker, with RJ Lee Group’s report used to illustrate the failure. The material failure analysis showed that folds developing during the glass forming process generated the defects in the syringes. As a result, RJ Lee Group included the following suggestions for corrective action: (1) increase the process temperature, (2) slow down the process, or (3) flame polish the item at the conclusion of the process to strengthen the glass.

RJ Lee Group continues to be involved in providing subsequent quality assurance and quality control services for this medical device manufacturer.