ESR | Keeping people safe and healthy through science


ESR provides science services to a range of New Zealand and international businesses, including food testing and certification, product screening, workplace drug testing, radiation measurement, personal dosimetry services, and the testing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and natural health products.

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ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises is science relating to people and communities. With over 25 years’ experience providing science services to businesses in New Zealand and overseas, ESR has the expertise, accreditations and industry knowledge to help solve your problem. 

Read about some of our work with business below or contact us to find out how we can help you.

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Workplace drug testing

ESR’s workplace drug and alcohol testing detects certain drugs, or their metabolites, in urine samples.

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Radiation monitoring

ESR offers a range of services for determining radioactivity content in a range of sample types such as food, water, soil, sediment, mining ore and products, environmental biota, sediment and air samples.

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Pharmaceutical testing

ESR’s pharmaceutical team has extensive experience in the analysis of medicines, and other therapeutic products, using a comprehensive range of methods and testing approaches.

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Food investigations

The aim of a Food Forensic investigation is to determine the what, how and when of food safety and quality issues.

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