were compounded or extracted from plant, mineral and animal sources found
in nature. Hedron is assisting the return to the root of health in search
of preventative methods with little or no side effects. With 20 years of
studying human biology and medicine, using state-of-the-art equipment, we
are committed to supporting insight and innovation within the herbal
and nutraceutical community.
We inspire confidence in your manufacturing facility, retail
outlet and products by providing insightful analysis. At Hedron
we have developed more than 30 methods for active ingredient and marker
identification. All of our methods have been validated by QA/QC protocol
established by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). In
cases where methods have not yet been created for a particular compound,
we will quickly develop new procedures for analyzing the requested material.
Our services are fast, confidential and of the highest quality.
ACTIVE HERBAL INGREDIENT IDENTIFICATION
Manufacturers must know the correct amount of active herbal
ingredients in each batch, tablet or capsule before a label can be honestly
applied to the packaging. We provide quality assurance of raw and manufactured
nutraceutical products, by measuring active fractions and markers present.
HERBAL FINGERPRINTING and STANDARDIZATION
Each purchased lot of herbs should be visually
and chemically identified as the desired plant as well as the correct botanical
section in which the active constituent is present. The demand for effective
herbal products is larger than ever before and concentrated preparations
are ideally suited to create rapid physiological responses. Hedron uses
the most modern equipment for proper expedient identification and standardization
of batch concentrates.
VITAMIN, MINERAL and NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS
Hedron's staff has recognized competence in analyzing
for compounds present in dairy, foods, additives and all water/fat soluble
vitamins plus more novel nutraceuticals. Comprehensive hair analysis for
personal, nutritional and health diagnosis is also available. Hedron is
constantly developing new methodologies as compounds are recognized for
their potential health benefits.
AGRICULTURAL CONTAMINANT ANALYSIS
Hedron accurately quantifies all of the known Pesticides,
Herbicides and Fungicides regulated by Agriculture Canada. Further knowledge
of Crown and Private land and water quality is provided by conducting tests
for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH) and Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbon
(VPH) of both light and heavy chain molecules in a contaminated matrix.
Our microbiologists provide complete microbial
profiles for raw and finished products needed to confidently introduce products
ELEMENTAL and METAL ANALYSIS
Consistent with our hi level quality control, this
department has consistently been placed in the top 5-10% of CAEAL participating
laboratories. Several novel techniques of analysis have been developed that
are recognized by the National Research Council of Canada and awarded support
from the Federal Government.
Hedron provides a unique service by conducting
research trials which can dramatically increase the market value of a desired
product. This is done by generating statistically sound scientific data
to obtain the effect of specific nutraceutical products.
Hedron provides a unique service by conducting research trials for clients
who are interested in observing how effective active ingredients and herbs
are, which relates to uses within the health and longevity industry. Our
in-house R&D interest is strongly focused in this direction.
Our expertise in the area of processes, product
development, reformulation, manufacturing and quality certification is available
as an extension of our facility. Hedron can provide training for ISO 9000
and ISO 14000 software.