Phenomenex Inc. has announced the creation of a new company—Phenova Inc.—which culminates the integration and expansion of Colorado-based Wibby Environmental. Phenova provides proficiency standards and testing services to environmental laboratories working under strict regulatory guidelines. Many of the EPA-regulated methods involve HPLC or GC, for which Phenomenex is a supplier of media and columns. Phenomenex and Phenova together now offer a total solution to environmental customers such as water municipalities, agricultural companies, and contract laboratories. The company initially serves customers in the United States, with plans to expand internationally to meet country-specific environmental regulatory requirements.
Phenova provides standards that simulate a laboratory's typical samples. Customers use these standards to perform proficiency tests and demonstrate conformance with regulatory guidelines. Phenova delivers results directly to the regulatory agencies and archives test information for customers to use in creating internal performance metrics. The company also offers standards that help laboratories internally monitor their data quality, as well as products for rapid retesting.
Phenomenex is investing in a 30,000-square-foot modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment that will triple the laboratory space in Colorado to accommodate growth. A new interactive Web site is now online, offering easy access to Phenova products and services. An innovative data reporting tool—PT Manage—simplifies data entry and enables users to easily generate insightful reports. Demonstrating its dedication to providing high-quality products, the company has received additional quality accreditations including ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34.Source: Phenomenex Inc.