XRD.US provides consulting services in the following areas:
Diffraction equipment and accessories
Selection and purchase of new diffraction equipment, and accessories to
meet your needs. We will prepare a detailed comparison of available
diffraction equipment in the market, of its performance characteristics
and prices and will make recommendations. We are not representing interests of
any diffraction equipment manufacturer. The purpose
of this service is to provide you with the independent expert opinion and knowledge to make
a decision without sales person's pressure. We also can purchase the
equipment on your behalf, install it to meet the requirements of the State regulatory
bodies and to train your personal. Example: You are involved in synthesis
using combinatorial methods and need to screen large number of
quantities for rapid analysis. We will recommend you several
options of diffractometers capable of screening hundreds of samples per
day automatically, when conventional diffractometer is capable of
analyzing only about 10 samples per day.
Since most of diffractometers are reliable instruments capable of
working for many years, many instruments which are currently in use have old and
obsolete diffractometer software. We can upgrade your software and
hardware to a fully automated modern one. Example: You have an old
diffractometer with obsolete DOS™
or UNIX™ software and with slow and
not reliable electronics. We will recommend you several options for
replacement of old parts with up to date electronics and user friendly
WINDOWS™ software to extend and improve your equipment's life.
We develop QA/QC procedures for
established and new laboratories.
We provide consultation on
theoretical problems such as crystallography, crystal chemistry, and
Preparation of Reports
We prepare reports based on our
measurements and/or analyses for incorporation into our customers'
reports. We also prepare sections of scientific papers for publications
related to our analyses of your samples, including publication
quality figures and tables.
On-site and remote support
Phone service and
Expert witnessing, fact
witnessing and expert report preparation
offers courtroom and deposition including expert witnessing, fact witnessing,
and expert report preparation. Due to our broad experience, XRD.US
scientists are leaders in the field of legal consulting for pharmaceuticals.
state-of-the-art analytical equipment allows us to provide expert
characterization of samples. For example, we can reliably detect and
analyze low levels of solid forms, in either the drug substance or in the
final dosage form. These results are then incorporated into the
expert witnessing documentation that is included in deposition and
courtroom presentations. Expert report preparation based upon our
experimental studies is routinely performed in accordance with legal
knowledge of patents and analytical approaches to intellectual property
makes us a valuable resource in legal consulting projects.
Patent advise and
We have extensive experience with polymorph and solid-state patents,
especially as they relate to drug substances. We have particular expertise in
providing a scientific strategy and analysis to our clients' patent attorneys to
use as a basis for claims preparation and claims interpretation.
Consulting services, research activities, preparation of formal
documentation, creation of reports and similar efforts are charged on an hourly
For more information, contact us.