Uniquely our facility is capable of offering a combination of:
Our facility is equipped with direct access to abstract an unlimited supply of seawater, which is treated, held and delivered to testing laboratories via a dedicated plant room facility, maintained by our expert engineers and dedicated husbandry team. Our team has experience of culturing and supporting laboratory testing for acute and chronic end points. Some recent examples of the following non-standard test species and test designs are: .
Environmental Risk Assessment for a biocidal product in a marine application. Test species: Sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus) & the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Scymaris is able to source and house sea urchins and oysters to provide adult exposure data for a client as part of the environmental risk assessment for biocidal products used in aquaculture industry.
Novel biodegradability study for a consumer product: The ready biodegradability of woven and nonwoven wet wipes in aerated and sealed bottle test systems …investigating (miniature) fatbergs.
In recent years wet wipes have become a convenient method of cleaning and disinfecting for a variety of applications (baby wipes, make-up removal, household and commercial cleaning), in this project looked at whether there was any difference between the biodegradation of woven and nonwoven wipes and whether any difference in biodegradation was observed in aerated and sealed bottle ready biodegradation test systems.
A modified OECD 308 study was performed at a constant 9°C for 90 days to determine the amount and rate of degradation of a biocide at the more environmentally relevant temperature of 9°C, than the OECD 308 guideline temperature of 20°C.