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Vogon Labs has the personnel and equipment to meet challenging analytical demands. The list below provides some examples of the work performed using GC-QQQ, LC-QQQ and LC-QTOF. We have also assisted clients in troubleshooting specific techniques and procedures, and also with general lab functions and workflow, making operations more efficient and reliable.

Environmental Contaminants

  • Naphthenic Acids
  • PAHs
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs)
  • Perchlorate
  • Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides

Food and Feed Safety

  • Mycotoxins
  • Microcystins
  • Veterinary Drugs
  • Pesticides


  • Hydroxy-PAHs
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Steroids
  • Vitamins (B12, D3)
  • Specialty
  • Explosives
  • Chemical warfare agents and metabolites

Vogon Labs provides training, method development, sample analysis and troubleshooting support to a variety of institutions and organizations, including:
  • federal government
  • provincial / state governments
  • universities
  • private testing labs
  • private companies

These clients have represented a wide range of industries, including:

  • laboratory
  • health and medical
  • chemical formulation
  • mining
  • oil and gas
  • defense research
  • nutraceutical
  • cosmetic
  • instrument manufacturing

Vogon Labs staff members have traveled to many countries in four continents to provide these services.

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed scientific papers
  • Fast, extraction-free analysis of chlorinated phenols in well water by high-performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, Matthew Noestheden, Don Noot, Ralph Hindle, Journal of Chromatography A, 1263 (2012), 68-73.
  • Quantitative analysis of naphthenic acids in water by liquid chromatography–accurate mass time-of-flight mass spectrometry, Ralph Hindle, Matthew Noestheden, Kerry Peru, John Headley, Journal of Chromatography A, 1286 (2013) 166–174.

Application Note for Agilent Technologies.

Presentations at National and International conferences in the areas of Environmental, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety.