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Dr. Shri Thanedar, Ph.D., MBA
CEO, Chief Chemist
4840 Venture Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48108
USA
phone: 800-930-5450
fax: 800-930-5479
Dr. Shri Thanedar, Ph.D, is the CEO and Chief Chemist at Avomeen Analytical Services.

He has over 20 years of experience serving as chief scientist or expert witness on over 20 litigation support projects involving chemical analysis, product failure analysis, reverse engineering, and polymer and rubber analysis.

Dr. Thanedar has participated in dozens of depositions and in-court testimony sessions, including jury trials. He is experienced in the preparation of detailed expert reports and testimony and is able to explain complicated scientific analysis in simple terms, understandable by members of a jury.

Dr. Thanedar is familiar with scientific instrumentation such as FT-IR, NMR, GC/MS, LC/MS, TGA, DSC, SEM, EDS, ICP, AA, DMA, TMA.

Materials tested include plastics, polymers, rubbers, composites, pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmetics, building products, surfactants, detergents, adhesives, sealants, and additives.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Failure Analysis
  • Material Characterization
  • Unknown Identification
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Plastics Testing
  • Rubber Testing
  • Polymer Additives Identification and Quantification
  • Paint and Coating Analysis
  • Organic and Inorganic Analysis
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Deformulation is a reverse engineering process that separates, identifies, and quantifies the ingredients in a product. During the deformulation process, specialty chemical analysis labs attempt to identify and quantify the ingredients and chemical composition of a complex mixture.

We have extensive experience helping both established and startup companies get their products ready for production and through the regulatory steps. From the initial steps of analyzing your competitor's products and reviewing current patents to helping create a new product from concept or refining an existing product. Our chemistry experts have a range of specialties to fit your needs.

6/30/2014 · Product Liability
Marketplace competition, changing Federal and State regulations, as well as next-gen innovation measures combine to prompt product improvement. Whether your industry is coatings or polymers, cosmetics or cleaners, the drive for "new and improved" products is ever on your mind.

5/23/2014 · Product Liability
It seems the problem is at an all-time high. Daily news articles reveal recalls due to product mislabeling. Everything from peanut butter to medications have been taken off the shelves in recent months, many companies explaining that there is nothing wrong with their product, it just does not contain the necessary warning label or ingredient listing. The questions beg to be asked. Why were these voluntary recalls necessary? Why were these products not correctly labeled from the beginning? What can be done to rectify the situation as well as prevent similar mistakes?

4/22/2014 · Failure Analysis
Many companies struggle with running their in-house laboratories due to the high fixed costs associated with them. The problem often originates because many company's testing project needs vary over time both in size and importance but the lab itself has large fixed costs regardless of usage. Lab outsourcing is when all or certain testing and analysis functions are done through an independent laboratory instead of being done in-house. This can be done in a variety of areas from R&D, failure analysis, competitive product analysis, to patient litigation support services.

3/20/2014 · Chemical Industry
Outsourcing laboratories are nothing new. But when you are ready to outsource your project, do you know how to find the best laboratory to meet your needs?

2/11/2014 · Chemical Industry
When a need is determined for chemical analysis, a client begins by contacting capable chemical testing laboratories. During a project inquiry, the most frequently requested information is the cost of the service. With only general details, the laboratory's representative is able to provide a general price range for a service; however, a specific and accurate price quote involves a bit more time and consideration.

Failure analysis reports are usually created when companies suffer from a manufacturing or product failure and do not know what the cause of the problem or how to fix it.

12/4/2013 · Failure Analysis
The definition of quality control testing, also called QC testing, is a process in which a variety of factors that deal with a products production, packaging, and shipping are reviewed in order to find potential problems for product failure and put solutions in place to prevent or solve any issues that are determined.

10/30/2013 · Chemical Industry
Deformulation is the scientific term for chemically reverse engineering a products formulation breaking it down into its basic components. Many times deformulation work is performed in order to get the data necessary to reformulate or reproduce the original formulation that one is trying to mirror or improve upon.

10/7/2013 · Chemical Industry
Choosing an expert witness in a case involving issues of chemical testing and analyses can be confusing to an attorney who does not have a background in chemistry. Many of the considerations for choosing a chemistry expert are similar to choosing an expert generally; however, it is particularly important to select an expert who has the right type of training and subject matter expertise within a relevant sub-discipline of chemistry.

9/13/2013 · Chemical Industry
Certain analytical testing laboratories can help get companies' products through its approval stages and onto shelves. FDA regulations, among others can be extremely strict and are constantly changing. Additionally consumers today are increasingly demanding safer and more environmentally friendly products from manufacturers.

8/15/2013 · Chemical Industry
If you are working at a GMP or GLP manufacturer or laboratory you will need to know what to do when the FDA's inspectors come to visit.

Local grocery store patrons can see skin-care products lining the aisle advertising that they are organic, wrinkle-reducing, hypoallergenic, etc. However, after use, consumers are finding that the products not only do not provide the aforementioned results, they occasionally cause adverse reactions.

7/10/2013 · Chemical Industry
Chemical characterization is a complex process involving the identification of unknowns in organic and inorganic materials. This is an invaluable service for pharmaceutical and drug development organizations looking to improve their product by discovering and removing unwanted materials, experimenting in adding materials, or investigating competitive products.

6/18/2013 · Chemical Industry
Patent litigators encounter many different types of cases involving varied branches of science throughout their careers. When a case involving the chemistry of a product, such as a pharmaceutical product , is at issue, the patent litigator may have only a hazy idea of which experts to call on to help further her client's claim or defense.

5/21/2013 · Failure Analysis
From safety and regulatory consulting, to reverse engineering and product development, to product failure analysis and quality control services Avomeen's consumer product testing laboratory can help solve a variety of complex analytical problems and questions.

Chemical analysis and testing laboratories can help businesses with a myriad of complex scientific and technical issues. Customized chemical testing and analytical outsourcing services can answer perplexing, yet important questions, such as:

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Dr. William R. Sawyer PhD, D-ABFM, D-ABFE
29 Fennell Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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All States
USA
phone: 800-308-0080 (toll free) or 315-685-2345
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Dr. William R. Sawyer is a Professional Toxicologist with a doctorate in toxicology from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine and has over 29 years of extensive experience in Public Health and Forensic Toxicology with specialized expertise in causation analyses (plaintiff and defendant) including Alcohol toxicology, Drugs-of-Abuse, Pharmaceuticals, Herbal Products, Dioxins, Solvents, Heavy Metals, Crude Oil, and other Chemicals. Dr. Sawyer has testified in trial or deposition in over 30 states including NY, MA, CT, PA, RI, NH, DE, NJ, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, MO, KY, IN, IL, WI, MI, OH, MN, MT, WA, CA, TX, OK.

As a skilled scientist and communicator in the area of toxic tort, Dr. Sawyer provides services to governmental agencies, corporations, select plaintiffs or defendants. Dr. Sawyer currently serves as Chief Toxicologist for TCAS, LLC and served for 23 years as an Assistant Professor (adjunct) with the Department of Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Sawyer also has approximately 14 years experience as a licensed clinical and environmental laboratory director in several states.

Lisa Myers interviews Dr. Sawyer on NBC Nightly News


TCAS Services and Expertise:
  • Alcohol Toxicology
  • Analytical Testing
  • Asbestos Toxicology
  • Birth Defects
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Causation Assessments
  • Chemical Toxicology
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Dioxin Toxicology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mass Toxic Tort
  • Medical Malpractice - Pharmaceuticals
  • Petroleum Toxicology
  • Forensic Source ID
  • Qualifications & Experience
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine (D-ABFM) and American Board of Forensic Examiners (D-ABFE)
    • Academic Affiliations- Medical School Faculty (adjunct)
    • Government Experience - Public Health Toxicologist
    • Toxic Tort Causation / Determination - Defense, Plaintiff
    • Experienced Clinical and Environmental Laboratory Director
    • Considerable Experience with Mass Toxic Torts
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    Dr. James C. Norris, DABT, EURT

    USA
    phone: 866-526-6774
    Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas Of Expertise:
  • Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
  • Combustion or Fire Toxicology
  • General and Inhalation Toxicology
  • Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)

    Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences
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    Dr. Joseph H. Guth, Certified Industrial Hygienist
    President
    121 Tuscany B
    Delray Beach FL 33446
    USA
    phone: 757-620-1988
    fax: 757-299-8005
    45+ years of independent, multi-disciplinary scientific experience in basic and applied research, university teaching and large commercial laboratory operations for your litigation/consultation needs. Nationally known expert in over 400 individual, consolidated and class action cases. Daubert - qualified.
  • Civil & Criminal (for defense/plaintiff/prosecution)
  • FELA/Admiralty Law/Military court qualified
  • Workmen's Comp Hearings
  • Insurance claim investigations
  • Union-Government Arbitration Hearings
  • EPA Arbitration Negotiations
  • Governmental & Congressional Hearings and Commissions
  • Peer Reviewer for EPA and NIOSH
  • Reviewer for Natl Science Foundation
  • Toxic & carcinogen exposure assessments & retrospective modeling of past exposure histories
  • 4/27/2012 · Legal Issues
    For those of you not dealing with much product liability or personal injury case work, you may not have noticed some newer up ticks and trend lines. For others who have been too focused on one area of this specialized litigation, this note will add to your awareness of things to come.

    Water and molds have been here much longer than Man. We utilize some, coexist with others, and battle many more of them. Molds help us make cheese, produce penicillin and other useful medicines; but they can also harm us. It is the latter problem that requires a better response from the medical community

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    Dr. Susan A. Rice, PhD, DABT
    Toxicology / Pharmacology Expert
    19816 Buck Ridge Road
    Grass Valley CA 95949
    USA
    phone: 530-346-9612
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    Dr. Susan Rice, PhD has more than three decades of experience in Toxicology and Pharmacology. Specializing in Clinical, Animal and Laboratory Toxicology, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry, Dr. Rice investigates Product Liability and Personal Injury Claims that result in adverse health effects.

    Prior to consulting, Dr. Rice was a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, and concurrently a Research Scientist at the VA Medical Center, also in Palo Alto, CA. During her tenure with these institutions she was Principal Investigator on NIH and VA grants and performed in vitro, animal, and clinical research as well as mentoring medical students, anesthesia residents, postdoctoral fellows, and MDs.

    Dr. Rice works with attorneys and insurance claims adjusters to determine whether claims are reasonable and whether injury claims are likely to have resulted from specific, reported agents or events. She provides expert opinions and testimony in support of litigation and reviews environmental and scientific reports to obtain information and / or verify accuracy. Dr. Rice's Expert Witness services are available to insurance companies and attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Behavioral / Functional Teratology
    • Developmental (Embryo-Fetal Toxicity / Teratogenicity) Toxicology
    • Drug and Chemical Interactions and Metabolism
    • General Toxicology
    • Hepatic Toxicology
    • Neurotoxicology
    • Pulmonary Toxicology
    • Renal Toxicology
    • Reproductive Toxicology
    Curriculum Vitae Available On Request

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