Inorganic standards &
Custom reference materials

About Inorganic Ventures

Inorganic Ventures has been manufacturing a higher class of certified reference materials (CRMs) at a fair price since 1985. Our CRMs are engineered to be stable, compatible, NIST traceable and are manufactured and tested under ISO 17034 & ISO 17025 guidelines (A2LA 883.01 & 883.02). We make almost any inorganic CRM for ICP, ICP-MS, IC, atomic absorption, wet chemistry, and QC applications. In fact, custom standards are our specialty. As an ISO 9001 registered company (QSR-1034), our goal is to provide the highest-quality product and the most exceptional customer service and technical support in the industry. Our strength lies in catering to your specific needs, flexing to your specs.

About Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)

The quality of your analytical measurement depends on the reference material used for device calibration. Inorganic Ventures’ high-quality certified reference materials, produced under an ISO 17034 accredited process, save you time and increase the quality of your laboratory’s work. All Inorganic Ventures CRMs come with a Certificate of Analysis (COA).


Inorganic Ventures Virginia Headquarters  
Inorganic Ventures
Christiansburg, Virginia
Phone: 1.800.669.6799
Phone (US): 1.540.585.3030
Fax: 1.540.585.3012



Mission Statement

Inorganic Ventures is dedicated to being industry leaders in the manufacture and worldwide delivery of the most precise and accurate inorganic certified reference materials.

Value Statement

We value our customers’ trust and our employees’ knowledge and expertise in providing personal, customized service in all phases of our business that allows us to preserve that trust.

Vision Statement

Inorganic Ventures strives to be the premium brand and partner of choice for the Global Scientific and Industrial Community. We solve analytical challenges by creating innovative products, solutions and services of the highest quality, customized to meet individual needs.


We Flex To Your Specs

It's not just our motto - it's what we do. Inorganic Ventures is known for producing exactly what you need, when you need it. Others might come close to our quality, but no one can match our flexibility. We're small enough to avoid the bottlenecks that slow other suppliers. And since we're smaller, you'll always talk to a live person. Yet we're large enough to have the manpower and facilities to create nearly any inorganic standard.

Corporate Profile

Year Founded: 1985 - Celebrating over 30 years of service
CEO and Sr. Technical Advisor: Paul Gaines, Ph. D.
U.S. Headquarters: 300 Technology Drive
Christiansburg, Virginia
Distribution Networks: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa
Famous Firsts:
  • First to perform trace metals analysis on final products.
  • First to calculate a certified value based on two independent assays to two different NIST standard reference materials.
  • First to use LDPE plastic bottles for packaging to maintain product purity.
  • First inorganic CRM manufacturer to be accredited to ISO Guide 34.
  • First and ONLY CRM manufacturer to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.