Facilities and Instrumentation


Chemika is located in a purpose refit facility in Girraween. The chemical testing laboratory was refit in 2012 with the aim of building the best laboratory in Australia for the purpose of analysis of therapeutic goods.

The laboratory features sufficient laboratory area to allow many years of expansion of the business. Areas are arranged for good lines of sight with dedicated areas for specific activities, including a “yellow” room for working with light sensitive materials and staff write up areas. The laboratory features a high level of security with swipe card access for staff and excellent separation between the more public areas of the facility (such as reception and the conference room) and the laboratory area.

Equipment is as follows:

  • Headspace and liquid injection GC, with ECD, TCD and FID. Capillary and packed columns.
  • GCMS configured with liquid and headspace injection.
  • HPLC with detection by photo diode array, UV/Vis., refractive index and fluorescence. Column Oven.
  • Karl Fischer water analysis.
  • Vacuum oven.
  • Dissolution testing.
  • Disintegration testing.
  • Friability testing.
  • Hardness and dimensions of tablets.
  • Nitrogen using automated Kjeldahl distillation apparatus.
  • Sealed digestion systems.
  • Auto-titration with several detection options, including turbidometric.
  • Viscosity by Brookfield using conventional or helipath spindles, and by U-tube.
  • FTIR - qualitative and quantitative, sample preparation as KBr disc, paraffin mull or liquid.
  • UV-Vis. Spectrometer.
  • TOC for purified waters. Analysis run each Thursday.
  • Conductivity
  • TLC.
  • Polarimetry.
  • Photostability testing (ICH protocol).
  • ISE – fluoride, nitrate and ammonia routinely undertaken.



Our modern laboratory, based in Sydney, encompass the best practice principles for design, benefiting our clients through greater efficiencies. Chemika is committed to being the laboratory of first choice, with an emphasis on excellent customer service.  We work with you every step of the way to ensure we understand your individual requirements, delivering results on time and to budget.

Working with Chemika, you’re supporting a team with principles, dedicated to meeting your goal of improving the health and wellbeing, of all people, with nearly 20 years of experience in the area of chemical testing.

 We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us now to discuss your analytical requirements.