Research and Development

Ready to help companies and research groups conduct world-class research, NSF International’s Applied Research Center (ARC) provides customized testing services and consultation. We operate in the health care, food safety, research, government, water and environmental safety sectors and innovatively apply NSF’s experience to new markets or to new technologies in existing markets. We uphold the NSF mission to further public health by creating novel service offerings and method development opportunities.

By leveraging in-depth expertise in chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, genomics and human health risk assessment, we perform confidential research and development, including projects analyzing and validating manufacturer and environmental claims. We provide services including whole genome sequencing, customized method development for biological matrices, toxicology research, chemical risk assessment, environmental sampling and pathogen identification, as well as statistical analysis, collaborative publication and grant assistance.

We can assist organizations in five main areas:

  • Applied genomics
  • Bioanalytics
  • Government and professional sector services
  • Sanitation and contamination control
  • Botanical authentication

As an independent third-party laboratory, we offer non-biased researched backed by the highest quality systems and data integrity. NSF International is an ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratory.

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