is organized to meet the stringent Good Laboratory
Practices standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [40 CFR 160]
and Food and Drug Administration [21 CFR 58]. These standards were developed
because the importance of non-clinical laboratory studies to these agencies'
public health decisions demands that they be conducted according to
scientifically sound protocols and with meticulous attention to quality.
compliance not only allows data generated at spray
research, inc. to be submitted to these agencies as technical
support (with the addition of a third-party auditing function), but all
testing, research and development work at spray
research is performed to these same rigorous Standard
Operating Procedures. High levels of data integrity and experimental repeatability
In 1997 the laboratory's electronic signature and record keeping
procedures were updated to comply with the revised requirements under 21 CFR 11.
Of all the decisions involved in developing a set of experimental protocols
that will result in data truly representative of the spray under investigation,
perhaps the most difficult involves the selection and number of sampling
locations within the spray envelope. No other issue [other than the selection of
the instrument's diameter and velocity range] has as great an influence on the
reported spray performance of an atomizer.