The Yordas Group’s scientific consultancy services benefit from the expertise of a team of chemists from a range of different backgrounds, both industrial and academic. The company’s toxicologists and environmental scientists bring complementary skills to the team, allowing us to offer an integrated, multi-disciplinary technical service to our clients.
We provide support for all the different stages of the product lifecycle, from research, route development and process scale-up to the management of waste.
We provide support for the key activities typically involved in scientific research. This includes undertaking scientific literature reviews, opportunity identification and research project design. We can advise on a diverse range of topics including synthetic methodology, Green Chemistry and nanomaterials.
Once your research aspirations have been defined, we can provide practical support and expert advice during the proof of concept stage. This might involve activities such as designing and planning experiments, providing advice on synthetic methodology and mechanistic studies, and chemical analysis.
A successful research project may trigger a move to the development phase. Our chemists have extensive experience in this field, acquired during their time in the pharmaceutical and speciality chemicals industries. We can support you in activities such as the development of scalable synthetic routes, reaction mapping and the investigation of process safety.
Our services to organisations engaged in pilot plant or full commercial manufacture include activities such as scientific troubleshooting, impurity profiling and chemical analysis. There is a big drive to improve the hazard profile of materials within supply chains and our Green Chemistry experts are able to support you through the design of sustainable substitution strategies.
Commercial products may require investigation for many different reasons. For example, they may fail to function as intended or contain unknown impurities. Some may contain hazardous components such as Substances of Very High Concern and require specific analysis to investigate this. Actors in the supply chain may wish to source their raw materials from a different manufacturer or replace certain materials with others. We are well placed to provide support for all of these activities.
There is an ever-increasing demand to promote a circular economy and, through this, reduce the amount of waste that is produced. The waste management hierarchy identifies a number of stages at which positive interventions may be made to reduce waste, and we can provide support with all of these. The prevention of waste by modifying the manufacturing process may be the most effective approach, but other routes such as recycling or recovery of substances and/or energy from waste may also be appropriate. We can undertake a life-cycle assessment to identify the most appropriate strategy for your organisation.