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Heavy Metals Testing Requirements

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Heavy Metals Testing Requirements

Heavy metal analytical testing is a must to meet regulations and inform consumers. Inductively Coupled Plasma with Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) testing quantifies heavy metal content in ranges as low as parts per trillion. ICP-MS testing is the most accurate and cost-effective method to determine if a product requires Prop 65 mandated warnings.

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Stability Testing

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Stability Testing

Brand owners and contract manufacturers go to great lengths to produce a finished product that meets consumer needs. That same product can then remain on a shelf for a long time. Determining if the product will degrade, and consequently decrease in quality, benefits the consumer and the brand owner. Conducting a Stability Test on your product enables you to establish a “best by”, “use before”, or expiration date. After that date, the quality of the product is no longer guaranteed.

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The Benefits of ICP-MS for Dietary Supplements and Food

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The Benefits of ICP-MS for Dietary Supplements and Food

There is nothing more expensive for a company than a recall. Public safety issues cause recalls. When recalls happen, the brand owner eats every cost associated with producing and distributing their product. For fooddietary supplements, and cosmetics, recalls occur when the product contains harmful microorganisms or heavy metals.  

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Identity and Concentration Testing with HPLC

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Identity and Concentration Testing with HPLC

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), formerly referred to as high-pressure liquid chromatography, is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a mixture. It relies on pumps to pass a pressurized liquid solvent containing the sample mixture through a column filled with a solid absorbent material. Each component in the sample interacts slightly differently with the adsorbent material, causing different flow rates for the different components and leading to the separation of the components as they flow out of the column.

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Viscometer Testing

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Viscometer Testing

Before marketing, viscosity testing ensures final product texture and thickness to meet consumer expectations and satisfaction. 

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