We are a trusted provider of  cosmetics testing services.


Special Update!


Vanadis Labs is excited to attend the the 29th Congress of the IFSCC in Orlando, FL from October 30 - November 2nd.

Our team will be presenting a poster in collaboration with the FDA, Office of Colors and Cosmetics, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Our poster presentation will detail our innovative methods to detect and analyze harmful latex proteins within cosmetic products.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you at the congress to discuss our work and potential collaborative opportunities. Please click here or use the message box below to schedule a meeting with the Vanadis team.

Welcome to Vanadis LabsTM

An FDA contractor located in the greater San Diego area

Customer Service

Our objective is to gain an intimate understanding of our customers' objectives in order to add the most value to their team.


All projects are overseen by PhD level staff with both professional and academic research experience.


Our team is dedicated to turning projects around in record time while keeping our customers' costs under control.

Cosmetics Expertise

We are the only laboratory with the technical expertise and capability to test cosmetic products for latex proteins and antigens using FDA validated assays


Case Study: Analyzing cosmetic products for antigenic proteins from natural rubber latex.

Why: Cosmetics manufacturers face challenges ensuring supply chain quality and often synthetic and natural rubber latex can become intermixed. This is problematic because at least 5% of the population experiences harmful effects from the antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex.

How: Our team is able to separate and fractionate cosmetic matrices that typically interfere with protein and immunoassays.

Results: We are able to quantify the total and antigenic protein content in numerous cosmetic products.

Importance Of The Results: A cosmetics manufacturer is then able to validate that their ingredients and supply chain are not contaminated with potentially harmful antigenic latex proteins.

Our Services

detection of latex antigenic proteins (ELISA)

ASTM D6499-12


Test Method Adapted for the Immunological Measurement of Antigenic Protein in Cosmetic Products


 Total protein analysis (LOwry)

ASTM D5712-10


Test Method Adapted for the Analysis of Aqueous Extractable Protein in Cosmetic Products Using Innovative Method of Standard Additions


Technical Consulting




Clean Energy

Food Quality/Safety

Government Agencies

We are also Specialists in Molecular Spectroscopy

Fourier Transform Infrared Resonance (FTIR) | Diffuse Reflectance | Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) 



Example Applications

Product Counterfeiting | Block Co-polymers | Polymer Composition and Crystallinity | Resolving Biomolecules | Others





We are experts in niche applications - please connect with us to discuss your unique research challenges. 

Our Management Team

      Dr. Brian Watson Chief Scientist


Expertise in protein chemistry, bio-materials engineering, and analytical chemistry

Visiting Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD

Seven publications in the areas of cells biology/molecular genetics, biofuels, and polymer science

Ph.D., University of Maryland, Materials Science & Engineering

B.S., UC Davis, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Professional Engineer License (Chemical Section - California) 


      Andrew Tebsherani Chief of Operations


Adaptable, results-driven business leader with a practical background in both early stage entrepreneurial ventures and Fortune 100 corporations. Core competencies include strategic planning and analysis, business development, product management, operations management, and quality management.

Former airline pilot and flight instructor

MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Carlsbad, CA 92008


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