QUALITY CONTROL & ASSURANCE
ETHICS AND SAFETY
We ensure a reasonable level of product safety that is not only inherently ethical but a significant added advantage to establish and secure validation in data in one's research. We are extreme advocates in innovation through public research and investigation with active ingredients that have been rigorously tested.
PURITY AND VIABILITY
Delivering the best research chemicals with the best purity, viability, and potency is our mission. Third-party product testing is one of our quality control (QC) processes that allows us to test for all product quality and safety issues that may pose a risk of harm to the public.
LOT AND BATCH PAIRING
Every product has a LOT# on the side of the label. We then transfer this information into our internal marking system that is then correlated to a specific batch number. A handful of LOT numbers can be associated with one batch.
There are several methods through which we successfully ensure our first steps in quality control and assurance for materials procurement. The first step is an effective external audit process done by us with laboratories (suppliers).
An external onsite audit of the laboratory provides a direct authentication of the raw material and procedures keyed into the production of the materials finally delivered to us. Additionally, this external audit process offers an opportunity for us to verify the personnel and step-by-step procedures that go into the products and are eventually included in the final manufacturing process.
Engaging in an external audit allows us to have direct access to the lab's development process. In turn, input into the efficiency and condition of the product created and distributed. An external audit process guarantees a laboratory and ensures control of the quality and production process of raw materials used in final products.
INTERNAL QUALITY CHECK
A second step by which we successfully ensure quality control for procurement of materials from the lab is an internal quality check of a lab’s product once delivered onsite. In this method, we verify the quality of materials postdelivery, creating a product audit in which onsite inspections guarantee that products received and intended to be included in the final production stage are precise.
An example of an onsite inspection is through visual verification of incoming raw materials and the packaging. It should be completed for every receipt of the product to guarantee that the package has not arrived damaged and ready for immediate inclusion in the manufacturing process and are up to the exact specifications needed to ensure a superior final product.
We enforce quality control to procure materials from the laboratory through adequate quality assurance and quality control methods. By collecting Certificates of Analysis from the lab, 99purity engages in a cross-check process through which confirmation of process and product guarantees that materials received on site are up to code.
Again, these Certificates of Analysis provide additional assurance that the product delivered to us was made according to precise lab specifications needed to guarantee a superior final product.
Finally, an external third-party examination of the raw material adds a valuable check-off to our final step.
Although most companies generally run their QC processes in-house, third-party product testing is crucial to us in that it provides unbiased knowledge from an outside source. Here this way, the community can be confident that the results are not manipulated. We then also have peace of mind knowing that a fresh set of eyes have reviewed the product for anything that may have been missed and that our product is safe to sell to the public.
On the reverse of identifying safety matters and other negative aspects, independent product testing helps validate the product's effectiveness. In the case of SARMs, Nootropics, and other ancillaries, third-party product testing can identify contaminants and heavy metals and confirm the potency and reliability of the product.
The legal and ethical significance of ensuring consumer product safety cannot be minimized.
Every product batch is sent out for analysis and verified by an independent third-party laboratory for purity, identity, and contaminants. A list of testing methods we use and a short clarification of each is recorded below:
HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) is a systematic procedure used to divide parts of an organic mixture of compounds when such are nonvolatile, thermally unstable, and have relatively high molecular weights.
A liquid transporter stream termed the mobile phase provides the injected sample through the separation column and the detector. The different components are separated based on physicochemical interactions in the separation column, and the elution order is based on such exchanges. The sensor detects the isolated fragments erected on the absorption of light or changes in refractive index, electrochemical or conductivity changes, or simply the size distribution of eluting molecules.
The detector reaction is in the shape of peaks having an area directly proportional to the amount present. The output is examined and evaluated by the operating software, which requires calculations on the response and supports operating parameters like injection volume, injection sequence, detection wavelength, and wash cycles.
HPLC has made significant impacts in the areas of research and product development. HPLC deserves special mention as it finds numerous applications in pharmaceuticals, foods, biochemical research, synthetic polymers, studies on bio-molecules, and environmental monitoring. The scope of HPLC is expanding at an astonishing pace, and many new applications are being reported in reputed research journals almost daily.
Analysis and testing capabilities of HPLC
- Analyze over a vast concentration range and molecular weights.
- Handle samples having low molecular weights to those having molecular weights in several million.
NMR (Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) is mainly used to determine the chemical composition and molecular structure. It is a non-destructive measurement technique used to obtain images of various substances' internal systems. NMR can get much information.
Analysis and testing capabilities of NMR
- Research on the molecular structure and conformation of substances.
- Chemical kinetics, hydrogen bonding, or rate constant research.
- Research and development of drugs and materials.
MASS SPECTROMETRY (MS) TESTING
Mass spectrometry uses a high-energy particle beam to transform molecules into gassy ions, and the decayed cations are fast-tracked into the mass analysis instrument. The mass spectra can be obtained by logging and collecting them in the order of the m/z ratio. It is one of the most effective tools for identifying pure substances, including determining relative molecular weight, the purpose of chemical formula, and structure identification. Combined with chromatograph and computer, qualitative separation and quantitative analysis can be realized.
Analysis and testing capabilities of Mass Spectrometry
- Relative molecular weight measurement
- Chemical formula determination
- Structure identification
- Quantitative analysis
ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRUM (UV) TESTING
The ultraviolet absorption method can define the composition and content of substances according to the absorption of various wavelengths of ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet spectroscopy can be utilized to the determination of unsaturated organic substances, predominantly conjugated systems, to infer the skeleton structure of unknown substances, which is very important for understanding the material world from the molecular level.
Analysis and testing capabilities of the Ultraviolet Spectrum
- Compound identification
The ultraviolet spectrum can be used to deduce whether there are conjugated structure systems in the molecular skeleton of organic compounds.
- Purity inspection
Suppose the organic compound has no prominent absorption peak in the UV-visible region, and the impurities have strong absorption in the UV region. In that case, the UV spectrum can be used to test the purity of the compound.
WHERE TO FIND THE LAB REPORTS
The third-party lab reports and COA's are on the product listing as a document. As of 7/15/2020, all our products will have third-party testing.
ABOUT OUR STANDARDS
We develop our standards with the help of lab and quality systems experts. We review our standards every quarter to ensure they meet current and best practices. The quality of our products is a crucial competitive differentiator.
Our Quality assurance helps ensure that we create and ship products that are clear of defects and exceed the demands and expectations of customers. High-quality products result in satisfied customers, which results in customer loyalty, repeat purchases, and advocacy. We offer a Quality Assurance Guarantee on all of our products.