About our Analytical Chemistry

The chemistry research group at IALR specializes in providing analytical methodology development and chemical testing services to help speed decision making processes, quantify the efficacy of products under development, and provide access to state-of-the-art equipment to catalyze regional economic development. IALR works to develop analytical methods for analyzing small molecules as well as natural health and nutraceutical products.

IALR’s cutting-edge facility and instruments, coupled with its research team, is capable of serving the regional agricultural, biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical and natural product industries with a vast array of analytical testing services. Services include Quality Control (QC) testing and QC release, stability studies, method development, and optimization and validation.

Supporting Diverse Clients with Chemistry Services

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Senior Analytical Chemist

Yimeng “Jack” He

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Office: 434.766.6629
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Meeting Client Needs with Analytical Chemistry Testing and Methodology Development

We’re willing to work closely with our clients in developing methodologies and targeted analysis that address their needs.

iNNOVATIVE Projects Include: 

  • Full-service, ISO-certified industrial hemp testing capability 
  • Analyzing chemical and biological samples from various industries using UPLCMSMS and GCMS
  • Developing purification and isolation methods for natural products
  • Extracting molecules produced by endophytes
  • Collaborating with university partners
  • Supporting industries throughout the region

Hemp Testing Lab

Leveraging the expertise of an on-site Analytical Chemist and state-of-the-art analytical instruments, IALR stands ready to assist hemp growers and processors. High-quality testing services at an affordable rate ensure regulatory compliance and marketability.

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"We’re willing to work closely with our clients to develop methodologies and targeted analysis specific to their needs."
Yimeng “Jack” He, Senior Analytical Chemist / IALR
"The IALR Analytical Chemistry Lab provides testing services that give clients the data that they need to move forward. What sets our lab apart is that we provide those services at a high level and a low cost."
Dr. Scott Lowman, Vice President of Applied Research / IALR
"In terms of quality control, we are making sure that our products are in good shape for the customer. Jack and the team are helping us to achieve that goal."
Wei Zheng, Lab Technician / Mara Labs
"We have been working with IALR through the many growth stages of our company and could not have asked for better partners along the way. IALR's state of the art facilities and talented scientific team have helped us take our RNA technologies from lab to field."
Ameer Shakeel, Founder, CTO / AgroSpheres
"“The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research has proven to be invaluable to the Town of Altavista by helping to bring about a possible closure to the problem of PCB contamination in our communities’ waste water treatment pond. They are truly an asset to our region.”"
Mike Mattox / Mayor of Altavista
"“The word “opportunity” epitomizes the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. IALR is a place where students, faculty, researchers, and entrepreneurs are actively working together to reach their full potential. IALR provides the ecosystem where discovery, innovation and commercialization is nurtured and celebrated. The leadership of IALR are invested in…"
Dr. Guru Ghosh / Virginia Tech

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