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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

Consulting

Contract R&D

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

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Chlorpyrifos - Ban across the EU

The insecticide chlorpyrifos may no longer be used in the entire European Union from the end of January 2020.   Chlorpyrifos is one of the most commonly used pesticides in agriculture, killing lice, fruit flies and other pests, and is used in fruit and cereal crops. Chlorpyrifos has been suspected of influencing human brain development ... Continued
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New website for BLS-Analytik GmbH, Bad Kissingen

December 2019 – BLS-Analytik GmbH, a laboratory of the Tentamus Group, is pleased to introduce its new website. This new website offers interested visitors easy access to the laboratory services of BLS Analytik, as well as improved links to the partner labs within the Tentamus Group. BLS-Analytik GmbH is an accredited, officially recognized contract laboratory in ... Continued
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bilacon has received GMP+ certification

bilacon, located in Berlin is now a registered GMP+ laboratory (GMP+ certification number: GMP0505128).  GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice and GMP+ was introduced to ensure reliable laboratory analysis within the feed chain. From 01 January 2020, only GMP+ registered laboratories may carry out the analysis of critical contaminants in feed. bilacon has received the ... Continued
QSI offers the quantitative analysis of terpenes in plant products. GC/MS is used to analyze 21 terpenes, even under GMP conditions.

Quantitative determination of terpenes

Terpenes are molecules constructed from isoprene units that occur naturally in plants. As secondary metabolites, they have a wide range of functions such as attracting pollinating insects, protecting against herbivores or as growth regulators. Terpenes are the main component of essential oil and have a decisive influence on the aroma of plants products such as ... Continued
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Heavy Metals & Preservatives in Tattoo Colours

Problems with tattoo colours and tattooing itself have been known for decades. Tattoos can lead to infections, allergies, scars, and are especially dangerous during pregnancy.    Tattoo colors can consist of many individual substances, for which so far often an evaluation is missing, whether they can be introduced without doubts into the body. The Federal Institute ... Continued

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