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Services

The vision of the James Hutton Institute is, 'To be at the forefront of innovative and transformative science for sustainable management of land, crop and natural resources that supports thriving communities.'

The services provided by James Hutton Limited are specialist, yet extremely varied. They are delivered by analysts and researchers who have access to extensive academic resources, libraries and databases and offer a multidisciplinary and unbiased approach.  Our people, their global experience and vast knowledge are what set our services apart, and you can see this for yourself -we welcome visits to our facilities from all customers, or potential customers. Please contact us to express an interest in this.

All the services that you see below - and more - have been developed to provide solutions to real life industry issues.  If you can't see the service you require, please feel free to contact us.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM FOR ANALYTICAL SERVICES

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Techniques providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of organic and inorganic contaminants / pollutants in a variety of matrices including, but not limited to waters, chemicals and soils.
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James Hutton Limited is home to Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, a specialist lipid laboratory established at the James Hutton Institute in 1995 by Bill Christie and Frank Gunstone, renowned lipid analysis experts.
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X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) can be used to identify crystalline substances, such as most minerals. The James Hutton Institute XRPD team are global specialists in the analysis of clay minerals by this technique.
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Improving science and society through an understanding of variation, uncertainty and risk.
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James Hutton Limited manages a number of collaborative projects with industry partners seeking science to develop ideas and innovations.
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FTIR Spectroscopy is an extremely versatile analytical technique which can provide a chemical fingerprint for a diverse range of both organic and inorganic samples.
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The analysis of a wide range of stable isotopes, bulk and compound specific analysis of light isotopes including, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen, and heavy isotopes, including Strontium, Neodymium, Samarium and Lead.
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James Hutton Limited can help support work such as harbour construction or enlargement, flood defence systems, construction of new buildings, which will require an MS-LOT licence.
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Molecular Diagnostic tests can detect specific sequences in plant DNA or RNA that may be associated with disease resistance, quality/agronomic traits and varietal issues.
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Breeders and scientists at James Hutton Limited and the James Hutton Institute use advanced breeding techniques supported by world-leading scientific expertise, ensuring the most innovative soft fruit and potato varieties.
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Innovations and resources from the James Hutton Institute, available for your own laboratory or research.
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The multi-disciplinary scientific expertise available at the James Hutton Institute is ideally suited to address issues facing the developing renewable energy sector in the UK and internationally.
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Electron Microscopy is an extremely versatile tool which allows the study of both morphology and material composition from virtually all areas of science and technology.
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The James Hutton Institute, and its predecessor organisations, is synonymous with soils with over 90 years experience of working with soils and farmers, as well as being responsible for the National Soils Database for Scotland.
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A leading forensic research and analysis service with unparalleled experience in analysis of soils, waters and other ecological/environmental materials.