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Welcome to Minerva Scientific!
Consultant Analysts to the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries
Experts in honey testing

Honey and Bee products

Pharmaceuticals

Veterinary Products

Food & Feed

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Minerva Scientific – a Tentamus company

With over 15 years of expertise in the testing and consulting industry, Minerva Scientific is a specialist analytical laboratory based in Derbyshire, UK. We hold UKAS ISO17025 accreditation for a wide range of analytical tests for food and feed –and are the leading experts in honey testing in the UK. We also hold MHRA GMP approval for the chemical testing of pharmaceutical and veterinary products.

Our policy is to provide an exceptional standard of testing and consultancy services to the Food and Pharmaceutical industries, with our expertise being provided by senior personnel with extensive experience in quality assurance and analytical testing gained with leading UK and European based organizations.

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

As part of the Tentamus Group our full-service global network enables us to offer complete analytics and innovative solutions that meet national and international requirements for quality and safety control. We would be happy to provide a tailored quotation to meet your needs and welcome the opportunity to provide the best possible cost-effective solution.

Minerva – a lab for life.

All News

New efficacy test for veterinary disinfectants

Laboratorio Control, a reference partner of numerous companies for the analysis of biocidal products, implements a new efficacy test for disinfectants used on the skin in the veterinary industry.   > NEW PHASE 2,2 SKIN TEST FOR VETERINARY INDUSTRY (PT3). PR standard NF EN 17422:2019. The launch of this new quantitative surface efficacy test focuses ... Continued

In which foods are furan and its methyl analogs present?

In a recent recommendation, the European Commission calls for the determination of furan and methylfurans. These are process contaminants that form in food during thermal treatment. Consumers ingest furan particularly through coffee and cereal-based foods, but young children are also exposed to furan through jarred or canned ready-to-eat foods. According to the European Food Safety ... Continued

Laboratorio Control expands ENAC scope in food and animal feed

Laboratorio Control continues with its work plan focused on offering a wide range of analytical services under ENAC accreditation.   On this occasion, Laboratorio Control expands the ENAC scope in food and feed with the accreditation of mould and yeast count by culture according to ISO 21527-1 and 21527-2. Moulds and yeasts are one of ... Continued

Adalimumab - blockbuster & never ending story

Resolved patent disputes With Abbvie and Alvotech having solved their patent disputes, market entry for new biosimilars for adalimumab applicable for various indications might speed up. The patent protection of the originator product  Humira ® has expired in the EU in 2017, though due to complex patent claim development and market launch of non-component material ... Continued

Shock for manufacturer of substance-based medical devices

Long awaited, widely feared and stunningly received: The newly published MDCG document 2022-05 poses already suspected and yet very considerable challenges to medical device manufacturers of substance-based medical devices. While the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017 still supported and thus legitimised this type of medical device with the official designation of “substances and combinations of ... Continued

Available NOW: Metals speciation for Inorganic Arsenic

There are two different forms of arsenic: organic and inorganic- and Columbia Labs tests for both. Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic and is therefore a public health concern; the organic form (commonly found in fish and seafood) is less harmful. The main source of exposure to inorganic arsenic is food; particularly grain-based processed products such ... Continued

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