Laboratory Services

Herbanext offers the following laboratory services to students and researchers working on natural products. Please contact us for your specific needs for cost estimates. 20% discount applies to students.

Raw material processing

drying, grinding, sieving

Extraction

1-20 li capacity

Rotary evaporation

1-20 li capacity

Spray drying

0.1-5 li capacity

Thin-layer chromatography (TLC), Centrifugal chromatography (Chromatotron), High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC, Camag)

Fingerprinting, densitometric quantification (QuantiScan)

Qualitative Phytochemical screening

alkaloids, flavonoids, tanins, saponins, terpenoids

Distillation (conventional, soxhlet)

0.5-1 li capacity

Essential oil distillation

1-5 kg capacity

Oil press 1-2 kg capacity

Screw press/juice press

1-10 kg capacity

Microbial tests

TAC, TYM, E. coli, P. aeruginosaEnterobacteriaceaeS. aureusSalmonella spp.

Antimicrobial screening

E. coli, ESBL+ E. coli, S. aureus, MRSA S. aureusP. aeruginosaS.typhiiP. vulgarisA. nigerS. cerevisiaeK. pneumoniaS. mutans

Stability/shelf life

30°C/75% RH, 40°C/75% RH

Laboratory/research equipment for pharmaceutical work

Granulator, manual tablet press, hydraulic tablet press, single punch tableting machine, tablet hardness tester, tablet thickness tester, tablet friability tester, tablet disintegration tester, tablet dissolution tester, leak tester, bulk density tester, tapped density tester, powder flow meter, viscosity meter, Franz diffusion cell

Miscellaneous laboratory equipment for chemistry and microbiology work

Autoclave, balances (analytical and micro), biosafety cabinet (Class II), centrifuge, chemical hood, furnace, grinder, heating plate, homogenizers, incubator, laminar flow hood, microscopes, oven, pipettor, reflux, shaker, siever, sonicator (bath and probe-type), soxhlet apparatus, stirrers, ultralow freezer, vacuum concentrator, vacuum filter, vacuum oven, vacuum pump, vortex mixer, water bath

Various test meters for R&D and QC work

Air velocity meter, alcohol meter, brix meter, bulk density tester, color cabinet, differential pressure meter, conductivity meter, hydrometer, hygrometer, infrared thermometer, leak tester, lux meter, moisture tester, pH meter, polarimeter, powder flow meter, specific gravity tester, tapped density tester, test sieves, TDS meter, viscosity meter, water activity meter, wind velocity meter