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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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Granola Bars: We Keep the Healthy Options Healthy

Many of us around the world are currently working from home. With the kitchen always being nearby, temptations are easily given in to. Many feel as though they are choosing a healthy option by opting for a granola bar, as they contain high amounts of fibre and complex carbohydrates. Recently, granola bars have been tested ... Continued
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New test-kit to test your surfaces for coronavirus!

As of now, surfaces of critical objects can be tested for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in our laboratories worldwide!   We provide you with suitable swabs, which you can use to sample door handles, light switches, handrails, work objects, keyboards, shopping trolleys, etc. These samples will be tested in our laboratories. In order to make it ... Continued

Changes in the (pharma) world during the COVID-19 pandemic

The pharmaceutical industry is subject to constant change. In the last decade, the production of raw materials and active ingredients in particular has increasingly been relocated to countries where production can be carried out in a more cost-effective manner. Outsourcing to external contract manufacturers, so-called “Contract Manufacturing Organizations” (CMO), has become increasingly popular. However, the ... Continued

New limits for nitrosamines from 2021

Nitrosamines are found in cosmetics, pesticides, tobacco products, and most rubber products. These chemical compounds are formed when nitrites and amines come into contact with acid (e.g. stomach acid) or during production of e.g. pharmaceuticals. Another possibility is the release from the breakdown of specific organic substances. High temperatures encourage the growth of nitrosamines (e.g. ... Continued

Product analytics & market release of hydroxy-chloroquine & chloroquine

Speculation is ongoing that a decade-old malaria drug may be one of the key medications slowing down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This dedicated drug is comprised of the chemical chloroquine. Although these chemicals are not legislatively approved to treat COVID-19, an off-label use is in discussion. Recent studies suggest that chloroquine is ... Continued

SARS-CoV-2: Update of VelaLabs Response

Dear Customers, As of March 23, 2020, we are pleased to inform you that VelaLabs is still fully committed in supporting you and your valuable projects. The partial curfew in Austria, which was prolonged to April, 13 does currently not affect VelaLabs. To address the highly disruptive COVID-19 pandemic, we developed business continuity plans protecting ... Continued

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