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TentaMedix becomes official testing laboratory for medical devices

Karlsruhe: Animal free biomcompatibility testing of medical devices achieved ZLG recognition – Succesful Re-Accreditation according to ISO 17025:2018 On the 18th of December 2019 the Tentamus company TentaMedix GmbH received the official recognition document and listing by ZLG as testing laboratory according to the guideline 93/42 EWG, 90/385/EWG and DIN ISO/IEC 17025 for biological and
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MicroMol becomes TentaMedix GmbH

Karlsruhe: TentaMedix is pleased to announce the new company name On the 11th of November 2019 the Tentamus company MicroMol GmbH has changed its name to TentaMedix GmbH. TentaMedix will continue MicroMol’s business concept in offering sophisticated and accredited microbiological and bioanalytics in the field of  Biological Risk Assessment especially in the field of Biological
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Renewed GMP certificate for MicroMol

Extension of the certificate for amino acid analysis (Ph. Eur.2.2.56) and the absence of bacteriophages In August 2019, MicroMol has been inspected by the local regulatory GMP authority under the national inspection programme in connection with its activity according to the German Drug Law. After successful completion of the inspection MicroMol has extended its certificate
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Creamedix becomes part of MicroMol and the Tentamus Group

Karlsruhe/ Weingarten (Germany), 04.07.19  The medical device testing laboratory Creamedix in Weingarten, Germany, is joining MicroMol in Karlsruhe and thus also the Tentamus Group. Dr. Dominik Herzog, Managing Director of MicroMol GmbH announced the move in Weingarten. “We are very pleased to welcome Creamedix on board of MicroMol and Tentamus. Creamedix’ strong expertise in biocompatibility
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GMP Audit successful

Tentamus GMP-audits are an important tool to assure the services of the pharmaceutical labs. One lab conducting an audit at another lab is very helpful to overcome organizational blindness and to harmonize processes and mainly results. MicroMol welcomed the auditors from VELA-labs in Vienna and from BLS in Bad Kissingen. It was a very effective
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Global Tea Testing by Tentamus

The primary source of tea is in Asia, but enjoyed worldwide. To ensure that the tea is also safe, Tentamus Group provides you with tea testing and consulting services in 3 continents: Asia, Europe and North America. You can choose testing at origin or point of export, or indeed for import and local area conformity.
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Chicken thighs: pathogens spoil the pleasure

Chicken thighs should taste moist, aromatic and tender so that the consumption is a pleasure and not a disappointment. In a recent test, 17 different products were tested and only five were able to convince.   Campylobacter, salmonella, pseudomonads and antibiotic-resistant germs were found   Various pathogens (e.g. Campylobacter) were detected, which cannot be identified
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Making of VelaLabs new Cleanroom

VelaLabs integrated the laboratory LABH in 2020. The laboratory space for microbiology and sterility was reconstructed with Cleanroom Technology Austria. With this brand new facilities and equipment VelaLabs is able to offer a wide range of microbiological services at the highest standards. Watch and see the reconstruction in our video. You want to know more
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4 Food Labelling Challenges Since Brexit

Since Brexit, the UK is now considered a third country. This means that companies exporting from UK to the European Union will have to face different compliance challenges from now on.   Here are 4 challenges to consider:   1. Address on the Label   When exporting to countries within the European Union, it is
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Vegetable baby food tested

The first complementary food is given to babies after about four to seven months, because from this point on milk is no longer sufficient for an optimal nutrition. With vegetable baby food babies get important fiber, vitamins and minerals to help them grow big and strong.   Furan is not part of a healthy diet
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New progress on the stability indexes for EVOOs

Jaén, Spain  Laboratorio Tello together with L.A.B. (both part of Tentamus Group) and the University of Granada, continue to advance in the development of stability indices on extra virgin olive oils and other vegetable oils.   Since 2018, Laboratorio Tello and L.A.B. are working on the public research project CASEITE of the call “RETOS Colaboración 2017″ next to the Analytical Chemistry Research Group FQM-232 (Analysis in Food and Environment of UGR)
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Thiamethoxam banned for use in the UK

Thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid pesticide, was banned for use by both the UK and the EU back in 2018 due to the adverse effects on bee populations and other pollinators. In recent years it had been approved in the UK for emergency use due to the presence of yellow virus.   Growers of sugar beet in
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Potential dangers of Nitrosamines in Rifampin and Rifapentine

Rifampin and Rifapentine are antibiotics used to treat and prevent tuberculosis or meningococcal disease. The FDA became aware and subsequently released guidance on August 26, 2020, about the potential of nitrosamine impurities in certain samples of Rifampin and Rifapentine. The nitrosamines in question are 1-methyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (MNP) for Rifampin and 1-cyclopentyl-4-nitrosopiperazine (CPNP) for Rifapentine. Both MNP and
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Salmonella in herb mixtures

Recently, Salmonella was detected in several frozen herb mixtures. Salmonella are motile, gram-negative rods that can be consumed by humans through foods. The consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can lead to salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonellosis are: Diarrhea Abdominal pain Headache Malaise Vomiting Mild fever Foods such as eggs, egg products, ice cream and raw
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