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Top 10 Things to Look For in a Testing Lab

By: Craig Weiss
Posted: August 7, 2007, from the August 2007 issue of GCI Magazine.

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1. Knowledge and Expertise
Industry standard methodology and equipment are necessities in today’s marketplace. It is in your best interest to use a laboratory that is up-to-date with both methods and equipment, as they have the ability to conduct studies that are scientifically defendable. Certain methodologies work better for certain products and claims. Many scientific and regulatory organizations suggest running competitive methodologies to substantiate a claim to cover all your bases, but most companies want to pay for the one best for their product.

Author Craig Weiss is the president of Consumer Product Testing Company.