- Who We Are
- What We Have Done
- Where We Are Going
Dr. Scott Morton is the founder of Mortec Scientific Inc, prior to this he owned and operated Wurain Scientific Ltd. Dr. Morton has been involved in laboratory operations for twenty-five years. He has degrees and awards in science, medicine, chemistry including a doctorate in microbiology and food science. He has become recognized, global "go to" scientist when people need correct and clear answers. After working for a number of years in the scientific field, he attended university yet again to complete his doctoral studies and worked in a number of hospitals in Canada and USA. He has designed, consulted and set up numerous laboratories around the world as a volunteer work with charitable organizations.
Accolades include managing the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Pet Food Certification Program, Chief Inspector for the City of Toronto Homes for the Aged and City of Toronto Children's Services Daycares. He also helped to pioneer infection control week in cities across Canada and served as Executive Director of a global full service testing and research laboratory.
Before laboratory ownership, Dr. Morton was a senior corporate quality assurance professional with a multi-national food and health products manufacturer. Dr Morton and his team pioneered the concept of a full service testing laboratory within its own corporate structure which provided services within and to external companies and their suppliers. He lead a team of quality professionals that reduced customer and consumer complaints in a global corporation by over 100% within a year.
Dr. Morton pioneered a systematic approach to motivate every employee, from the boardroom to the production floor His program encouraged each stakeholder to buy-in to a fully integrated quality assurance program without losing precious production time. He understands intrinsically the effects of excessive labor over-runs and heightened costs on all aspects of a program, when planning and operating a systemic quality program. This among other principles guided the Mortec and affiliate operations from their inception in 2007.
The Mortec group today has about 50 highly-skilled scientists utilizing recognized ISO 17025 standards that work synergistically in with organizations such as the CFIA, FDA, AOAC, AOCS, AACC, APHA, Health Canada, CODEX, ASTM and other official methods/parameters for testing.
Dr. Morton and his team have designed a methodologies used for analytical testing of food, pharmaceutical, medical, antibiotics, vitamins, Nutraceuticals, natural health products and clinical trial studies. For instance, the teams were very proud and honoured to be able to design, modify and improve the qualification/quantification of Glycol and Glycerin in foods and cosmetics.
A similar achievement is the qualification/quantification of Cyanogenic Glycoside / Hydrogen Cyanide in seeds, grains , germinated products and other items slated individual for pet use.
Asia and the European Union
The Mortec Teams are export specialists for products entering the East Asian Sector Countries and the EU Communities. Particularly a number of foods and natural health products that were notorious for not being allowed in to a country due to stringent testing and adherence to science based regulations. Dr. Morton and his team lecture on corporate safety and risk assessment topics for corporations and educational institutions worldwide.
Innovation and Excellence
Mortec Scientific is dedicated to being a center of excellence in laboratory services. We strive to be a leader in new analytics while being cost effective and efficient as required in today's very competitive markets. Our goals are to provide timely, accurate, comprehensive, complete validated analytical results and consulting in a confident professional manner to all our clients, big or small. We have State-of-the-art Facilities Consisting of large laboratory divisions under one large corporate group.
We are proud of our new satellite laboratory present in Waterloo Ontario, including pilot operations for research and development projects. At this location we also conduct comparative analysis testing, sensory evaluation and clinical studies. This is also the think tank and pilot lab for methodology development and tweaking of current methodologies to ensure better and consistent accuracy.
At Mortec, we have sought and acquired scientific personnel that foster premium results to ensure accurate, consistent testing and exceptional consultation services. Our staffing pool today continues to grow as we introduce and expand into more areas of scientific expertise. Mortec has built a distinguished team of managers, researchers, analysts, and support staff of diverse and extensive experience and expertise. Meticulous selection of staff, personnel motivation, continual development and capacity building are just a few o tools we at Mortec use to attract and retain high caliber staff. We also mentor students and scientists new to our land to foster the expertise needed for an environment that requires the highest skill level and commitment.
Our next venture is to break into stand alone medical laboratory testing operations for medical/allied health professionals. Like our other specialty areas, we will endeavour to incorporate the same quality, service, experience and expertise we have become known for all fields represented.
* Our Pooled Staff Currently Consists Of:
- Combined Medical Doctors/Doctorates of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
- Medical and Veterinary Doctors
- Doctorates of Science (PhD)
- Masters of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Science (MSc)
- Laboratory Support Staff (College prerequisite background)
- Customer Support Teams with appropriate background to foster our support services