Trace Analytics, LLC Appoints New Laboratory Director

Top Quote Trace Analytics, LLC is thrilled to appoint its new Laboratory Director, Maria Sandoval. She has over 15 years of experience in Microbiology and Molecular Biology, and has recently been named the preliminary draft project leader for the ISO 8573-7 technical committee. End Quote
  • Austin-San Marcos, TX (1888PressRelease) April 10, 2019 - Trace Analytics, LLC is proud to announce the appointment of our new Laboratory Director, Maria Sandoval. For the last 30 years, we at Trace Analytics have been dedicated to providing the best possible compressed air testing service for our customers around the world. Each year, our team has grown, but our dedication to quality and exceptional service remains. We are thrilled to name Maria Sandoval as our laboratory director.

    With over 15 years of experience in Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Sandovalís work has included the analysis of extremophiles isolated from the depths of Lake Baikal in Russia to the 50km exclusion zone of Chernobyl. She has worked alongside the CDC with DSHS analyzing and diagnosing patient microflora. Her tenure with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Department of State Health Services and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has made her a leading expert for all laboratory issues.

    A member of the American Society for Microbiology, Sandoval has collaborated on molecular biology research, been published in peer reviewed journals; Cell, Nature Cell Biology, and PlOS Genetics to name a few. During her tenure at MD Anderson she functioned as acting Lab Manager and acting Safety Compliance Officer, adhering to federal and state health and safety regulations. at She also mentors young women through an online international database of professionals in STEM.

    Sandoval joined Trace Analytics in 2017 where she spearheaded the opening of our microbiology lab. She has been responsible for all microbial testing and procedural development allowing us to provide new offerings to better serve our clients and customers. Sandovalís high standards of quality, exceptional work ethic, and expertise in her field quickly revealed her as the perfect choice for the position.

    In addition to her work at Trace Analytics, Sandoval has recently been named the preliminary draft project leader for the ISO 8573-7 technical committee. Her work will help further international standards of compressed air safety and quality.

    As the Laboratory Director of Trace Analytics, Sandoval plans to encourage career development, oversee facility improvements, ensure regulatory compliance, optimize testing, and focus the labís directionality. More efficiency for laboratory operations means faster response and reporting times to better serve our customers.

    We are thrilled to announce Sandovalís new position and look forward to continued growth under her leadership as laboratory director.

    About Trace Analytics, LLC
    Trace Analytics, LLC is a compressed air testing laboratory accredited by the internationally recognized American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. The laboratory complies with ISO 17025 and can test to a variety of other standards and specifications for breathing air, industrial, and manufacturing industries.

    Trace Analytics, LLC provides reliable, easy-to-use sampling equipment, exceptional customer service, and expert analyses. Compressed air microbial analyses are conducted using a state-of-the-art microbiological testing laboratory, advanced equipment, and trained microbiologist.

    Since 1989, Trace Analytics, LLC has analyzed hundreds of samples daily using validated analytical techniques, quality control, and state-of-the-art equipment. The laboratory is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

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