QA-UK is responsible for a wide range of analytical tools identifying targets in air, water and oil in real-time.

We design and produce analytical instruments which we are marketing worldwide.

We have two complementary development and commercialisation strands: real-time liquid and gaseous analytics.
We also use the same instruments to offer Analytical Services and Contract Research. Both strands use advanced proprietary technologies in UV and IR analysis.

The target areas include:

Oil analysis

Our goal is to prevent pollution and provide Oilcos with sustainable revenues in which oil’s valuable content is used in applications other than simply burning, which inevitably results in greenhouse gasses causing our looming climate catastrophe.

For example, our real-time modular systems allow in situ identification of anomalous asphaltene content- the substance most implicated in pipeline blockages and subsequent marine pollution.In addition, we can identify valuable materials which can offer  revenue streams to Oilcos alternative to combustion.

Key Features & Benefits:

Multiple target analysis of aromatics and asphaltenes with excellent sensitivity, selectivity and quantification

Real-time analytics

Water analysis

We have developed real-time highly sensitive tools for the detection, identification and quantification of a wide range of contaminants in water - ground water, water in pipes and tap water. This allows a new paradigm in forensic pollution accounting, our Pre-fracking Chemical Cartography system.

As Oilcos gear up for fracking in the UK, for example, our systems will be available (sale or lease or sample testing) to landowners, NGOs, local councils including the Minerals Planning Authority (MPA  national governments including various Government departments including the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA),  the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agencies including  the Environment Agency for England; National Resources for Wales; the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for Scotland, and; the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) for Northern Ireland, British Geological Survey, oil companies and concerned citizens. They can establish baselines across the entire fracking chemical portfolio - including carcinogenic benzenes as well as the many polymers used in extracting oil and gas.

If a subsequent exceedance is identified (on a sub-monthly basis, to account for seasonal variations in  groundwater levels and content) remedial or even legal action can be initiated or countered. Over two million fracking sites had been drilled in the USA by 2013; the UK over 200 wells have been subjected to hydraulic fracturing, with many thousands possibly being readied for any resumption in fracking.

Key Features & Benefits:

Superior response to wide range of possible contaminants in term sof sensitivity, quantification, identification and cost of analysis

Real-time analytics

Air analytics

Systems devised by QA-UK workers were employed in the 2012 London Olympics for the detection, identification and quantification of any chemical warfare agents (CWAs) Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and for Air Quality Monitoring (AQM). These systems are being reintroduced under the GUSTO (‘Generic Uv Sensors Technologies and Observation’) label, with improved multi-species identification (including IR) capabilities including the detection of particulate matter, PM2.5 - PM10 etc.

Key Features & Benefits:

Mobile systems with GPS allowing 3D mapping

Real-time analytics


Over 20 advanced assays developed and commercialized including the flagship renal failure test, but extending into diabetes, cancer and antibody QC/QA.

Key Features & Benefits:

Vast expertise in a wide range of target signals in diagnostics, analysis in biomedicine and biotechnology, and prognostics

Excellent resolving power allows identification and quantification of post-translational modifications

Analysis of proteins, DNA, RNA, small molecules, viruses and bacteria

Near Real-time analytics