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About Us


Our Background and Philosophy

Typical Projects

GLP/GMP Compliance

Who Makes SDS Work?

Consultants

NMR Equipment


Our Background and Philosophy

Spectral Data Services, Inc. was founded in 1985, in order to provide rapid, first class NMR data acquisition capabilities and data analysis to industrial, university, and governmental clients who either do not have modern Fourier transform NMR spectrometers, or who are plagued by extremely long in-house turnaround times, or who require strict adherence to Federal regulations.

We have capabilities for all modern 1D and 2D experiments, as well as solid-state, liquid-state, and gas phase(e.g. Xe-129) experiments. Spectra are typically recorded in less than one working week after sample receipt, and results are sent via overnight express, FAX, and/or magnetic media. For those requiring data in a hurry, our Spectral Express service provides a less than 24 hour turnaround capability.

Spectral Data Services, Inc. was established by Dr. Gary L. Turner, who is currently assisted by B.S. and M.S. level instrument operators and administrative staff. Gary has over twenty years of experience in solid- and liquid-state NMR, and is dedicated to solving your NMR needs. As required, additional consultants can be added to provide extra insight into solving your particular type of problem -- from patent disputes to difficulties with pilot plant runs.

Data are collected under GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations, to insure quality raw data and proper documentation and validation.

Our philosophy is simply to be the best, friendliest, most helpful, rapid turnaround NMR service available. We want to help solve your problems!

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Our Projects

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GLP/GMP Compliance

Spectral Data Services, Inc. is in full compliance with the GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) regulations mandated by the EPA (Federal Register 40 CFR part 160) and the FDA ( Federal Register 21 CFR part 58), and the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations mandated by the FDA (Federal Register 21 CFR Part 211), and is registered with the FDA. We have a full-time, dedicated quality assurance specialist in-house to insure compliance and validation. Of course, our clients are welcome to perform their own audits of our facility.

In addition to providing NMR results with GLP/GMP compliance, we also can prepare protocols and study reports, provide method validations, and conduct audits and inspections.

We are also licensed with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as an analytical laboratory performing NMR analyses of controlled substances. The required security, personnel, and record keeping measures have been implemented, and the analytical staff has been trained in appropriate written procedures. With this registration, we are allowed to handle controlled substances under DEA Schedules II through V.

Links to GLP/GMP General Information Sites

FDA Home Page

EPA Home Page

U.S. House of Representatives - Internet Law Library, Code of Federal Regulations

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Who Makes SDS Work?

Gary L. Turner (sdsnmr@sdsnmr.com)
Gary received his B.S. (chemistry) in 1978 at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and his Ph.D. (physical chemistry) in 1982 at the University of Arkansas. He was then a postdoctoral associate with Dr. Eric Oldfield and Dr. James Kirkpatrick at the University of Illinois from 1982 to 1985. He, Eric, and Jim started Spectral Data Services, Inc. in August of 1985, where Gary has been working as president since.

David R. Miller (david@sdsnmr.com)
David received his B.S. (chemistry) in 1989 at Eastern Illinois University, and started work at Spectral Data Services, Inc. as an NMR spectroscopist in 1989.

Bryan A. Yates
Bryan received his B.S. (chemistry) in 1990 at Eastern Illinois University and his M.S. (synthetic organic chemistry) in 1994. He started work at Spectral Data Services, Inc. as an NMR spectroscopist in 1994.

Margaret Montez (margaret@sdsnmr.com)
Margaret received her B.A. (fine arts) at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and started work at Spectral Data Services, Inc. as office manager/secretary in 1987, and became our Quality Assurance Specialist in 1995.

Ted Turner (ted@sdsnmr.com)
Ted received his B.S. (chemistry) in 2005 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked at a pharmaceutical company for 1.5 years and joined Spectral Data Services, Inc. as an NMR Spectroscopist in 2007.

Veronica Miller (veronica@sdsnmr.com)
Veronica received her B.S. (psychology) with a minor in statistics at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and joined Spectral Data Services, Inc. as our Quality Assurance Assistant in 2010.

Lorianne Miller(lorianne@sdsnmr.com)
Lorianne received her B.S. (animal sciences) at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) in 2011. She worked at a veterinary clinic for 2.5 years and joined Spectral Data Services, Inc. as a Lab Technician in 2014.

Jeremy Kral (jeremy@sdsnmr.com)
Jeremy joined Spectral Data Services, Inc. as an NMR Spectroscopist in 2015.

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Consultants

Professor Eric Oldfield received his B.Sc. degree in 1969 from the University of Bristol and his Ph.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Sheffield, in Great Britain. He currently is a member of the School of Chemical Sciences faculty at the University of Illinois. His research interests are in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic studies in physical, inorganic and biological chemistry.

Professor R. J. Kirkpatrick received his Ph.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Illinois. His research deals primarily with the application of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the investigation of geochemical, mineralogical, and petrological problems. He is author of more than 150 research publications.

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NMR Equipment


270MHz Magnet

The 270 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 270.620 MHz, is used for solid-state NMR of dipolar nuclides (H-1, C-13, Si-29, and P-31), using a 7mm CPMAS Doty probe.


360MHz Magnet

The 360-1 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 363.335 MHz, is used for both solid and solution NMR. It is equipped with a 7mm CPMAS Doty probe, a 5 mm SuperSonic Doty probe, and 5 and 10 mm solution probes.


400MHz Magnet

The 400-1 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 399.798 MHz, is equipped with 5 and 10 mm solution probes. It is a state-of-the-art Bruker TopSpin spectrometer, equipped with inverse-detection and PFG capabilities. (Photo is of the previous Varian Inova console)


400MHz Magnet

The 400-2 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 399.853 MHz, is equipped with 5 and 10 mm solution probes. It is a state-of-the-art Varian INOVA spectrometer, equipped with inverse-detection and PFG capabilities.


400MHz Magnet

The 400-3 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 399.61 MHz, is equipped with a 5 mm solution probe. It is a state-of-the-art Bruker TopSpin spectrometer, equipped with inverse-detection and PFG capabilities. (Photo is of the previous Varian MR console)


400MHz Magnet

The 400-4 NMR system, operating at a H-1 Larmor frequency of 399.665 MHz, is equipped with a 5 mm solution probe. It is a state-of-the-art Agilent (formerly Varian) MR-400 spectrometer, equipped with inverse-detection and PFG capabilities.

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