On the Road Again: FDA’s Mobile Laboratories

March 31, 2009

mobile_labs_011FDA’s mobile laboratories are part of the agency’s nationwide network of laboratories, where scientists are continually testing food and drugs for contaminants.The chemistry mobile lab is shown here on the road near its base of operations in Jefferson, Ark.

This modified 44-foot trailer is one of three units that make up FDA’s chemistry mobile laboratory.

This 34-foot command center, outfitted in a modified motor home, is part of FDA’s chemistry mobile laboratory. Two other units, the sample preparation unit and the analytical unit, complete the lab.

An FDA scientist, who doubles as a driver, loads cable covers into the chemistry mobile laboratory. The covers protect communication cables, water hoses, and other cabling necessary to run the lab equipment.

Source: FDA News