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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.

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We are shocked! - Dark chocolates tested

They say chocolate makes you happy – but only if it is safe and of good quality! 24 different dark chocolates have been tested recently, but not all of them were found to be good. According to the Cocoa and Chocolate Products Regulation, chocolate is defined as a product containing at least 43% total dry ... Continued

DSI-pharm achieved GMP compliance for 400 MHz-NMR

In October 2020, a complete device qualification of the AscendTM 400 MHz-NMR (Picture 1) used by DSI-pharm was performed to achieve GMP ready status. This was carried out by GMP trained Bruker engineers and included testing the operation of the system to determine that it meets Bruker`s factory specifications as well as testing the computer ... Continued

Soil Sampling and Testing for Lead Contamination

The real estate market is booming as many purchases and renovations are taking place. If you are planning to upgrade the look of your older building or dwelling, you may want to consider implementing a soil sampling and testing program as a part of your renovation budget. According to the EPA, if your home was ... Continued

Expansion of facilities at Southern Microbiological Services

Southern Microbiological Services (SMS Ltd.) has been offering UKAS accredited microbiological testing services since it was established in 1987. The laboratory is also RSA approved. Located in West Buckland, near Wellington, it is ideally situated to service the food and drinks industry in the South West of England and further afield. In January 2019 SMS ... Continued
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New method: variety identification of apples

Apples are one of the most popular fruits and there is an immense choice. These varieties differ e.g. in appearance and taste – some varieties are red, yellow or green and taste sweet or sour. lifeprint GmbH has now developed a new method for identifying 55 of the most popular apple varieties.   Identification of ... Continued

PAHs and mineral oils in rapeseed oil

Rapeseed oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing rapeseed. A distinction is made here between refined and cold-pressed oils. Cold pressed oils are produced without heat treatment and refined oils are obtained on the basis of different processing steps. Rapeseed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is mainly used for frying and ... Continued

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