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Medical Devices

A Medical Device is any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article intended to be used for a medical purpose and must be proven as safe and effective. …more

Pharmaceuticals

Ensuring every batch of life saving drug or vaccine is free from microorganisms or contamination is the responsibility of every pharmaceutical manufacturer and the expectation of every patient . …more

Biologics

Biologic molecules differ from SMDs with regard to size, complexity and processing. Ensuring adequate controls of bioburden and endotoxin limits are critical to ensuring patient safety. …more

Beauty, Wash & Care

Cosmetics, personal care and cleaning products need to be effective yet dermatologically and environmentally harmless. …more

HELVIC – a Tentamus company

Helvic is an independent contract testing laboratory that has been providing microbiology analysis to the pharma sector since 2010.

Helvic is a pharmaceutical microbiological testing laboratory with a difference. Our passion is to offer industry leading Quality and Customer Service coupled with competitive prices.

We are committed to being best in the industry. Contact us to see how we can drive down your costs while offering market leading quality and service.

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Klimaschränke

DSI-pharm expands storage capacities by the WHO climate zone IVb

Stability studies prove the quality of a drug. They serve as a basis for determining specifications and shelf-life information. The influence of storage time, temperature, humidity and light on the product quality is investigated. Long-term studies then make it possible, for example, to label temperature-sensitive products with storage instructions. Even after approval, follow-up studies can ... Continued
Listeria cheese

Listeria in cheese

Listeria bacteria may be found in a variety of cheeses. Seeing as the listeria bacteria causes serious foodborne illnesses, all cheeses believed to carry excess listeria may not be sold according to law, as this could lead to health impacts for the consumer. Raw milk soft cheeses contain listeria at a higher frequency than other ... Continued
Superfoods

Adulteration of Superfoods

Analysis options at lifeprint GmbH – A Tentamus Company   Goji berries, chlorella, chokeberries, chia seeds, hemp flour, etc. – the list of the much advertised so-called “superfoods” is long. The more exotic the food, the harder it is for the consumer to tell from its taste, consistency, smell and appearance whether he is looking ... Continued
On-site inspetion

Digital audits in times of the Corona Pandemic and afterwards

The Corona Pandemic poses a major challenge to all areas of life, including the food trade, catering and food manufacturers. In particular, the implementation of the new hygiene measures and official requirements to minimise the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 are becoming a considerable task for many retailers and restaurateurs. Tentamus is at your side ... Continued
Hot Holding

Validating the hot holding process of food

Studies have shown that when cooked foods reach temperature levels of approx. 55°C, germination starts to occur. The longer cooked foods are kept under these temperatures, the more CFU (colony forming units) can be expected. This is why cooked foods which are stored before being served (e.g. foods in hospitals, schools, catering services, etc.) must ... Continued
Strawberry Jam pesticides

Pesticide residues in strawberry jam

Strawberry season means that in the upcoming period, strawberry marmalade production will increase. For many consumers, strawberry marmalade is a staple item on the breakfast list. However, strawberry marmalade is a paradox, because strictly speaking, strawberry marmalade does not exist. According to the German Jam Ordinance (KonfV), marmalade is made exclusively of citrus fruits. Accordingly, ... Continued

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