• petrographic Welcome to HDAS! We are a technical services and consulting laboratory specializing in customized slide-mounted sample preparations, microscopic analyses and characterization studies and the development of innovative, effective methodological approaches to materials research and assessment initiatives centered in cultural resource management, environmental monitoring & assessment, engineering, dentistry and the medical & earth sciences.
  • tooth Welcome to HDAS! We are a technical services and consulting laboratory specializing in customized slide-mounted sample preparations, microscopic analyses and characterization studies and the development of innovative, effective methodological approaches to materials research and assessment initiatives centered in cultural resource management, environmental monitoring & assessment, engineering, dentistry and the medical & earth sciences.
  • Strategy Welcome to HDAS! We are a technical services and consulting laboratory specializing in customized slide-mounted sample preparations, microscopic analyses and characterization studies and the development of innovative, effective methodological approaches to materials research and assessment initiatives centered in cultural resource management, environmental monitoring & assessment, engineering, dentistry and the medical & earth sciences.

We are the next generation in professional laboratory services, specializing in progressive, solution-driven approaches

Beaker - Sample Preparation Services

Sample Preparation Services

We make quality, hand-crafted thin sections, thick sections & fluid inclusion wafers to meet specific requirements. We work with ceramics, soils, rocks, concrete, teeth, bones, shells, otoliths, & more!

Microsope - Analytical Services

Analytical Services

Microanalytical research on engineered, geological, and biological materials -- for diverse research sectors: archaeology, environmental, engineering, health services, dentistry, forensics, fisheries, and mining.

Head with Gears - Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Our active researchers have extensive experience with a broad range of microscopic and chemical techniques. We'll devise an analytical strategy that will boost your information-gathering potential and save time & money!

Our Expertise

Over 20 years combined experience in cross-disciplinary research on biological, geological and engineered materials, laboratory facilities management, professional report writing and the development of innovative, state-of-the-art analytical methodologies. Our creative solutions and approaches have won the support of major granting bodies and have been recognized internationally for their contribution to knowledge. Our research know-how enables a no-nonsense, client-centered approach to technical support and consultancy that effectively streamlines and maximizes information gathering and output. We deliver cost-effective, high quality results you can rely on.

 

Affiliations

Our affiliations with Sustainable Archaeology at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, and other complementary facilities, extend our ability to connect you with technical and analytical results using a range of state-of-the-art techniques such as micro CT scanning, XRD, XRF, SEM, etc.

 
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