About Oxford Analytical Services

Oxford Analytical Services Limited is an independent company. We are based in Bicester. OAS was founded in 1989. It was formed with the original focus of providing specialist GLP compliant pesticide residue analysis. Our services have grown a lot since then. We have also built upon our original areas of expertise.

These include:

  • Biocides, Bio-stimulants & Plant Protection
  • Fertilisers
  • Chemistry Consultancy
  • Elemental Analysis
  • 5-Batch Analysis & Impurity Profiling
  • Storage Stability
  • Method Development & Validation
  • Product Composition & Formulation
  • Routine & Novel Analysis

Our laboratory is certified under the Department of Health’s GLP scheme, and has been since its foundation in 1989. Our quality assurance department undertakes an in depth internal programme of self inspection to ensure that our exacting standards are always met. The dedicated and professional staff here are committed to providing the best quality service for all your scientific needs.

Flexibility & Efficiency

We appreciate that customers have deadlines, regulatory queries, submission gaps etc, here at OAS. They all come with varying timelines attached.

Our team is a small one. However we have developed our skills to be as flexible as we possibly can. This is to help our customers meet those deadlines. We do aim to grow. But we don’t plan to grow to a point where we would lose that flexibility. It has been heard from many customers that some of the larger labs cannot accommodate work for up to a year. We aim to start in a matter of weeks and we let you know exactly what we need to achieve that.  The team have also turned around screening and validation through to complete 5 batch analysis in a matter of weeks.

We know our strengths, and we also work on our weaknesses. We have a great and diverse team that bounce beautifully off one another. If someone is struggling, they speak up and we resolve it as a team. This keeps us efficient. Also, it keeps us ahead. The entire team is recruited around our values. This is so their core qualities are a perfect match to our operations.

Analyst with test tube

For more information about out team, explore the Our Team page. Or contact us using the button below.