Welcome to Vanadis LabsTM
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.
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.
detection of latex antigenic proteins (ELISA)
Test Method Adapted for the Immunological Measurement of Antigenic Protein in Cosmetic Products
Total protein analysis (LOwry)
Test Method Adapted for the Analysis of Aqueous Extractable Protein in Cosmetic Products Using Innovative Method of Standard Additions
We are also Specialists in Molecular Spectroscopy
Fourier Transform Infrared Resonance (FTIR) | Diffuse Reflectance | Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR)
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)
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2351 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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