Central Laboratory of Missions: state-of-the-art technology with innovative methods

Central Laboratory of Missions: state-of-the-art technology with innovative methods

The Central Laboratory of Missions (LACEPMI) was founded more than 60 years ago with research of all kinds. At first it worked within the Ministry of Industry, but after the inauguration of the The industrial park moved his seat.

The new headquarters had an investment of more than $55 million, it has a modern building Conduct public and private analyzes using the latest technology, ensure energy efficiency and comply with international control and security standards.

“The LACEPMI laboratory is one of the areas where we have chosen to work hard as we continue to improve and bring innovation to all areas of our park”, pointed out in dialogue with NEA HOY Ignacio Piatti, President of The industrial park.

Central Mission Lab.

LACEPMI: innovation and avant-garde

That laboratory The Central Office of the Province of Misiones (LACEPMI) has been operational since 1959, when a new phase in terms of excellence in analysis began in the province. CIt has a recognized track record of providing analytics services to individuals, industries and public bodies.

It is made up of a group of professionals focused on meeting the needs of each client and knowing the reality of the area, with the motto: We have history and we work in the future.”


The Central Laboratory facilities have a dedicated room equipped to carry out all types of tests, durability tests and quality controls.

The map of the laboratory with all its rooms

With 855 m2 it has a highly complex equipment room, a storage and security room, laboratory Bromatology, biological analysis, physical-chemical analysis, water analysis, laboratory microbiology with planting room, stove, cultivation and washing, depot for liquid and solid medicines, storage depot and room for celiacs, among other things, outbuildings.

Is the first laboratory Province that has a home automation system with centralized lighting, temperature and humidity control, and an alarm system for highly complex equipment failures.

three big branches

There are three branches of research within the central laboratory: food analysis, industrial analysis and analysis in implementation project.

Former governor Hugo Passalacqua at the inauguration of the new laboratory building.

In the first, investigations are carried out on microbiological, physical-chemical, gluten-free and unadulterated food. While in the industrial field they focus on water, which can come from swimming pools, rivers, streams or springs, as well Wastewater and industrial effluents or soils, where they focus on fertilizers and fertilizers.

In addition, they also focus on the analysis of implementation projects such as chromatographic studies, toxicological analyzes or the quantification of metals in different sample matrices.

Chromatographic Methods

One of its main goals is to strengthen gas chromatography studies aimed at obtaining Clarisid, hydrocarbon or alcohol molecules. The techniques performed allow these molecules of interest to be processed through a separation system.

The most important thing in this aspect of separating the molecule is the ability to detect it at very low concentrations. Therefore, this highly complex process is characterized by a high separation efficiency.

Gas chromatography has its origins in 1951 and consists of passing a gaseous mobile phase through a column to separate the volatile and semi-volatile components of a sample. This is one of the most commonly used techniques in laboratories worldwide.

The chromatographic process, seemingly simple in practice, is actually a complex union of phenomena such as hydrodynamics, kinetics, thermodynamics, surface chemistry, and diffusion.

Posadas Industrial Park.

INTI laboratory

Within the the industrial park, and a few meters from laboratory Central, the research center of the INTI that has one laboratory of food and a pilot plant for regional food development.

From there, the analysis of nutritional labeling of food in general, the determination of nitrogen and the development of new food products are carried out, following the global trends in terms of healthy food, but focusing on the use and promotion of raw materials from the missions and from of the region.

In addition, it implements the manual of good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the yerba mate sector and domestic starch production enterprises, and management technologies in local enterprises to increase production and industrial capacity.


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