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Committed to quality so the ones you care for most stay safe.

Committed to quality so the ones you care for most stay safe.

About Us — We are a Pioneer in Biochemical Reagents and Instrumentation

Since 1982, Pickering Laboratories, Inc. has been offering an integrated analytical approach to Post-Column Derivatization applications that includes instrumentation, chemistry and technical support in the fields of environmental and clinical testing. Our vision of Guaranteed Chemistry has overflowed into consumer product testing, as Pickering Laboratories is the leader in formulating artificial body fluids and related solutions.

All of our products go through a rigorous Quality Control process, perfected over decades, ensuring the integrity of each product. Our company is comprised of a dedicated team of research and application chemists, engineers, operational specialists, customer service and sales representatives. Our global footprint is wide: our products can be found on 6 continents and over 150 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. We are headquartered in Mountain View, California, where all of our products are designed, manufactured and built. 

Phone: 800-654-3330 or 650-694-6700

Fax: 650-968-0749



Dr. Michael Pickering standing
Dr. Michael Pickering founded Pickering Laboratories, 1982

Providing Guaranteed Chemistry Since 1982

We make it easier for laboratories to analyze difficult to detect compounds very specifically and reproducibly. In doing so, we are guided by a simple vision: Guaranteed Chemistry. Because we manufacture the instruments, columns and chemistry to support them we can guarantee the results.

Since our inception in 1982, Pickering Laboratories has been a pioneer in the use of High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC ) and Post-column derivatization technology to develop instruments and chemistry to solve analysis challenges in the fields of environmental and clinical testing.

The development of the Product Testing Solutions product line is a natural extension of our clinical chemistries. All Product Testing Solutions are based on official protocols for product testing from ASTM, NIST and others.

Distributing to 150 Countries

Pickering Laboratories sells in 150 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean.

We employ a team of dedicated research chemists, application chemists, engineers and operations specialists led by a team of experienced managers. Together we sell direct and through 87 distributors world wide.

Growing Demand for Guaranteed Chemistry

Market trends driving long-term growth in separation sciences:

  • World food export markets adopting EU and USEPA pesticides and herbicides testing protocols.
  • Emerging standards for Mycotoxin testing in food products in US and EU.
  • Growing demand for Amino Acids testing for clinical and pharmaceutical product quality control.
  • The adaptability and flexibility of the HPLC Post-column derivatization method to new challenges in Biotech and pharmaceutical markets.
  • Product testing laboratories testing new consumer products.

As a result of these market trends, Pickering Laboratories has growth oriented research in the analysis and testing markets:

  • Mycotoxins in alcohol products and feed
  • Nitrate/nitrite in food and feed testing
  • Neomycin testing in animal feeds
  • Herbal supplement testing
  • Product testing custom formulations

Our Future

Building on our strengths in product research and development we expect to continue to find new applications for the Post-column derivatization technique. Pickering Laboratories is focused on two major analytical testing markets. USEPA required testing for Carbamates and Glyphosate in crops specified by EPA 531.2 and the Clinical and pharmaceutical laboratory analysis of Amino Acids. Pickering Laboratories, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and supports the communities we do business in.