Nanoparticles and nanotechnology have emerged as a rapidly growing component of modern industry and medical research. Nanomaterials come in a wide variety of compositions and shapes which makes them useful in everything from consumer and medical products to energy production and aerospace.

Nanoparticles are manufactured to be extremely small (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) and are generally defined as measuring around 1-100 nanometers in one dimension. These materials can have biological, chemical and physical properties that differ from those of their larger counterparts.

It is due to the alteration of these properties that there is concern for public health and safety. Producing and using nanoparticles can expose people to potential health concerns due to their unique properties which are not always completely understood.

The scientists at EMSL Analytical provide nanoparticle testing services utilizing cutting edge techniques. This enables EMSL to answer customers' nanoparticle questions with proven scientific results.