Analysing a Cleaner Future

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Like all businesses, the analytical laboratories of James Hutton Limited have felt the brunt of the COVID crisis. The commercial subsidiary of Scotland’s James Hutton Institute remains open for business, however, offering a range of techniques for sediment and water, suitable for identifying extremely low level, trace quantities of contaminant, including emamectin benzoate in sediment.

James Hutton Limited is optimistic about the role it will play in the world’s ‘green economic recovery’ from COVID. Business Development Manager Rodger McGovern said: “Our researchers, analysts and UKAS accredited analytical techniques play a crucial part in monitoring many aspects of the environment, which will ensure that recovery from COVID is sustainable, mitigating any losses in biodiversity.

“From marine sediments to potable water, we are in the fantastic position of being able to harness the resources of the James Hutton Institute, including laboratories in Aberdeen and respected analysts. We also have our own highly specialised lipid laboratory in Dundee specialising in fish oils and fats. The scientists that carry out analyses for James Hutton Limited are dedicated experts in their own techniques with many years of experience, which provides a more detailed understanding and interpretation of results than would be possible with a high throughput laboratory. A small, close-knit team also means that techniques are often combined to find the most accurate results for clients and there are extensive material libraries and experiences to draw from.”

More about James Hutton Limited’s laboratory and lipid services can be found at

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Above: Analysis of marine sediment is a specialty of James Hutton Limited
Featured: James Hutton Limited analyses are undertaken by experts with many years of experience in specialist techniques


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