Services

Customized Analytical and Project Services

Man-U-Lab works one-on-one with your company to determine your individual requirements.  We then collaborate with our expert researchers to develop a customized project plan that meets your distinct needs.

Our years of experience can also help you explore possible project funding options through organizations like Mitacs, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and that National Research Council (NRC).  Many successful food, nutraceutical, and natural health product research and development ideas have been brought to fruit

Our years of experience can also help you explore possible project funding options through organizations like Mitacs, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the National Research Council (NRC).  Many successful food, nutraceutical, and natural health product research and development ideas have been brought to fruition via these funding programs.  As us how we can leverage these funds for your project today!

While we are constantly expanding our offerings, our areas of expertise include:

Microbiology

  • General microbiology testing
  • Pathogen microbiological testing
  • 16S DNA based characterization of microbiome (includes DNA extraction and basic bioinformatics analysis)
  • 16S RNA based characterization of microbiome (includes RNA extraction and basic bioinformatics analysis)
  • Functional metagenomics and shotgun sequencing of microbial communities and basic bioinformatics analysis

Molecular Biology

  • Real time PCR gene expression and genotyping assays
  • 16S DNA based characterization of microbiome (includes DNA extraction and basic bioinformatics analysis)
  • 16S RNA based characterization of microbiome (includes RNA extraction and basic bioinformatics analysis)
  • Functional metagenomics and shotgun sequencing of microbial communities and basic bioinformatics analysis

Other areas include:

  • Compound Analysis
  • Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) assay
  • Other antioxidant content
  • Total anthocyanin content
  • Phenolic composition (LC-MS analyses):
    • Ferulic acid
    • Other phenolic acids
    • Anthocyanins
    • Proanthocyanidins
    • Other flavonoids
  • Total carotenoid content
  • Carotenoid composition (LC-MS Analyses)
  • Glucosinolate analysis
  • Tocopherols analysis
  • Sterol and intermediates profile
  • Fatty acid ethanolamide
  • Oxysterol
  • Sensory
  • Olfactometer
  • Protein
  • Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) for protein claims (as per Health Canada)
  • Protein Digestibility - Corrected Amino Acid Store for protein claims (as per US FDA)
  • Digestible Indespensable Amino Acid Score (proposed new protein quality determination method - international)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Greenhouse Gas Determinations: N2O, CO2 and CH4 concentrations in 12ml and 6ml 
  • Near ambient atmosphere concentrations
  • Biogas concentrations
  • Soil Analysis
  • Saturated Hydraulic conductivity
  • Soil water retention curve up to 2 meter suction
  • Basic infiltration rate in the field (requires site visit)
  • Electrical conductivity of the soil by saturation paste extracted method
  • Soil particle size analysis by the hydrometer method
  • EM38 surveys for soil salinity
  • Oils
  • Oil content
  • Lovibond Colour
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Oil Seeds/Grains
  • Moisture content (seeds, grains, etc)
  • Total Dietary Fibre
  • Beta Glucan DPPH Antioxidant
  • Rapid Gluten Strength index test
  • Glassblower
  • Plasma and tissue vitamin B6 - Multiple vitamers
  • Plasma Total homocysteine
  • Oxylipin analysis
  • Lipid level measurement (Total- C, HDL-C, TG)
  • Bile Acid
  • Clinical Compound Analysis
  • Electroretinograph service
  • Energy expenditure using the doubly labeled water
  • stable isotope testing
  • General analytical
  • GC analysis and method development
  • GC-MS analysis and method development
  • HPLC analysis and method development
  • LC-MS analysis and method development
  • ICP-OES elemental analysis
  • Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
  • Shelf life testing

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