Physical Facilities

15,000 square feet of custom designed laboratory space

Physical Facilities

Laboratory

In 2008, Alturas Analytics, Inc. successfully made the move into a new 10,000 square foot, state of the art, purpose-built facility. The new structure was built to Alturas’s specifications as a bioanalytical research facility, including two separate LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS instrumentation laboratories, a large dedicated sample preparation area, and an ultra-modern temperature monitoring and security system. Alturas is also equipped with Class II Type A biohazard hoods to handle all biohazardous materials. In 2016, a 5,000 square foot expansion was completed to accommodate our growth. 

The entire facility is also connected to an uninterruptable power supply (UPS), with generator backup to ensure a constant and controlled flow of current through the facility and its equipment. This system wide UPS is just one more way to ensure data and sample integrity, and provide clients with peace-of-mind.

It’s easy to rest easy knowing that your samples are absolutely protected.

Sample Storage and Archives

Alturas Analytics maintains a large freezer storage area with strict temperature requirements (-20° to -70° C) for all study samples, as well as a segregated sample log-in area to handle study sample shipping and receiving. All test facilities, study sample storage and archives enjoy comprehensive electronic monitoring for integrity and security 24/7.

Licenses and Security

  • DEA licensed for schedule I-IV controlled substances and biohazardous materials
  • Facility-wide environmental monitoring 
  • Fully secured facilities  with 24/7 monitoring
  • Generator back-up for facility and instrumentation protection
  • Fireproof server room with 24/7 alarm monitoring

Location

Alturas Analytics is located in Moscow, ID on the Idaho-Washington border, less than eight miles from two major academic research institutions, the University of Idaho and Washington State University. This proximity allows us access to talented young scientists, and with a turnover rate of less than 5% Alturas enjoys very high retention of its valuable team members. Moscow is nestled among the rolling hills of the Palouse, with farmland and forests at our fingertips. The low humidity and stable climate also make it an ideal location for a laboratory. Alturas Analytics is easily accessible through Spokane International Airport (GEG), Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS), and the Moscow-Pullman Regional Airport (PUW), and is intersected by two major highways in addition to being in close proximity to the major thoroughfare, Interstate 90.