Research Capabilities

The leader in evidence-based clinical aromatherapy, Aeroscena® Labs, is opening its R&D assets to the public. 

Aeroscena® offers a broad range of services ranging from purity and quality testing of essential oils, to fMRI and full clinical trial support for at one of our many network health care partners.    

Functional Magnetic Resistance Imaging (fMRI)


  • Measures brain activity by detecting changes associated with blood flow
  • This technique relies on the fact that cerebral blood flow and neuronal activation are coupled
  • Your study design, or ours
  • Multiple fMRI machines are available at our Cleveland Clinic location

Mass Spectrometry & Gas Chromatography

MS Testing

  • Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that ionizes chemical species and sorts the ions based on their mass-to-charge ratio. 
  • Used  to measure the masses within a given sample 
  • The mass spectrometer determines the relative proportion of each of the molecules that makeup a given substance (its quantitative composition)
  • This data can then be benchmarked against source data or other standards

GC Testing

  • Gas phase chromatography is carried out by a gas chromatograph (shown on the left), which enables the identification of molecules present in a given substance
  • The machine performance an analysis by passing the substance as a vapor through the machine
  • The resulting graph provided by the chromatograph includes a series of peaks, each of which represents a specific molecule that has been identified by the chromatograph’s software. 
  • This analysis is also used to identify adulterants, synthetic additives and chemical residues from fertilizers and pesticides.

Clinical Research Services

Clinical Testing Support

  • Clinical trial support
  • Central lab for single and multi-site clinical trials both national and international
  • Assist in selection of optimal clinical sitesImplementation of clinical protocols
  • Protocol-related training, fungal isolate storage, close interactions with site Principle Investigators (PI) and staff, data integrity maintained in collaboration with other CROs

Clinical Assessments

  • Clinical photography, utilization of skin scoring systems such as PASI, SCORAD and Scinexa

Phototesting and Phototherapy

  • Specializes in phototesting with simulated solar radiation and erythema/pigmentation assessment using colorimetry

Data Management

  • Comply with information technology rules/regulations
  • All data are firewall and password protected
  • Data stored in 21 CFR part 11-compliant database
  • Redundant data backup procedures in place

Regulatory Services

  • Provides assistance with research design and regulatory compliance in accordance with IRB and federal requirements