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McMaster Analysis & Characterization Services

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster University proudly houses four research instrument facilities within MACS including the McMaster Regional Centre for Mass Spectrometry, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, the McMaster Analytical X-Ray Diffraction Facility and the Combustion Analysis and Optical Spectroscopy Facility. Together, these facilities offer unparalleled service to both internal and external research clients. The combination of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional personnel along with compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) allows the staff in the Instrument Facilities to work closely with clients to solve unique problems and provide unrivaled service. 

As of January 2015, our department’s NMR and MS facilities have been awarded the Health Canada Drug Establishment License for GMP testing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) - something that no other academic lab in North America has accomplished.

Dr. William Leigh
Director (MACS)