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Medicinal product or medical device? – Webinar

 March 30, 2021, 3 pm cet     In which category does my product belong? This is often a non-trivial question.   In theory, medicinal products and medical devices can be very appropriately distinguished in terms of their modes of action and thus their medical purposes: while medicinal products exert their effect in a pharmacological,
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Brexit Pharma

Brexit // Where do we go from here?

A cautious agreement has been reached for the future relationship between the European Union and Great Britain. Here are some facts about the given Brexit scenario regarding the pharmaceutical and pharmacy sector: The agreement contains specific provisions for both the pharmaceutical and pharmacy sectors, which are not as comprehensive as hoped: There will be separate
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Biocompatibility: No plan – no report!

  Among all the hurdles that the legislator has set up before medical devices can enter the market, the proof of biocompatibility poses particular challenges. Specialized service laboratories have an impressive number of corresponding tests in their repertoire: But which of these does your medical device really need?   In principle, the answer to this
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Benzene in Cosmetics – Where Is It Coming From?

The summer of 2021 has been clouded by negative press about Benzene residues in cosmetic products which have then been followed by product recalls.   What is Benzene? According to the American Cancer Society, although Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States, benzene is known to cause cancer and the
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Oxymatrine – since 1st July 2021 classified as pesticide in the EU

Since the beginning of 2019, the scope of the comprehensive pesticide screening by GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS (> 600 parameters) at QSI (outsourced within Tentamus Group to bilacon GmbH, lab codes 88500, 88550) also includes matrine and oxymatrine. Both substances are alkaloids that occur naturally in plants of the Sophora family. Sophora is a genus of about
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Health risk from PFAS in food

PFAS accumulate in the environment and can therefore be found in food and in our food chain. Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of substances with more than 4700 substances. They are carbon chains, i.e. organic compounds, and the hydrogen atoms are either perfluorinated or polyfluorinated. They are thus completely or partially
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New in-house method for peptides from allergic proteins

Allergens and alimentary intolerances are a worldwide food safety issue with an increasing prevalence and number of allergens identified. This is a troublesome task for both consumers and food manufacturers as they produce an adverse reaction. Food labelling must be clear and reliable to ensure consumer rights and safety recording to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.
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Tentamus facilitates Global Hemp Commerce with consistent, validated testing

Consistent Methods and Regional Regulations open market doors. Tentamus Labs offers robust analysis of hemp and hemp-based products in USA, Europe, Asia and Israel. This global group of experts provides unparalleled knowledge and consult on different market requirements. With the support of Tentamus, clients from around the world can enter different markets for hemp products
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AOAC-approves Rapid Yeast and Mold testing

Columbia Laboratories offers AOAC approved rapid yeast and mold testing for hemp and cannabis.   The following six tests were granted PTM status in June: Neogen Soleris® Direct Yeast and Mold 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate 3M™ Petrifilm™ Yeast and Mold Count Plate bioMerieux s.a. TEMPO Yeast and Mold Nissui Pharmaceutical Company
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Preharvest Testing for Oregon Hemp Farmers

Columbia Laboratories offers trusted testing for ODA compliance. This year, we are teaming up with Cannabis Sampling Labs to offer state-wide certified environmental sampling, as well as quality analysis. To schedule sampling with CS LABs and testing through CL labs: For pricing, regulation references and service information: Preharvest_2021_Columbia Labs
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aromaLAB online shop – SALE

  After the incredibly hard past 18 months where both workers and the economy struggled, we hope that this finds you all well and safe.  We have one important question: Have you checked out our online shop before or recently ( We are constantly updating the shop and have a variety of new products on
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Conycal joins Tentamus Group!

Conycal, specialized in the Food and Environmental Sector, becomes part of Tentamus Group’s international network of laboratories. Conycal operates nationwide from its two locations (Oviedo and Ciudad Real), offering a wide range of analytical services and technical advice to numerous companies related to the field of agri-food and the environment. Among the most demanded services
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