Today more than ever, there is increasing demand for herbal testing. Traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy, based on herbal medicines, have long been the cornerstones of healthcare in India, and now the world is awakening to the power of these systems. The world has now realised the potential of the systems for providing low-cost healthcare to society and their ability to provide treatment and cure for diseases considered to be incurable in the modern system of medicine.
The growing demand and global acceptance of these systems has dramatically changed the dynamics of this industry and the need for herbal testing. Medicines and formulations which were earlier made by physicians to treat patients within their villages or neighbourhood now have to travel through the length and breadth of our country and around the world. And also the manufacturing scale has changed from a few hundred pills or couple of liter’s at a time to hundreds of thousands at a time. Medicines, which were earlier consumed within days or weeks of their manufacture are now shipped around the world, taking months to reach the patients and are now expected to have shelf life of up to five years.
These changes and the global reach have put tremendous pressure for quality control of these products and herbal testing has rapidly progressed to keep up with this pressure. Issues such as batch to batch consistency, stability, microbial contamination, pesticide residues, heavy metals, aflatoxins, clinical trial evaluation et cetera which were non-existent earlier, have now become standard requirements and herbal testing is critical to the success of these systems of medicine within India and around the world.
Many countries are now expecting the same level of evaluation and control for herbal medicines as they expect for the modern system of medicine. Regulatory dossiers for registration in US and Europe for herbal medicines are no different from those of modern medicine requiring clinical evaluation, analytical method validation and stability studies amongst other things.
Arbro has been supporting the herbal industry to establish and insure the quality of the products for close to two decades now. we were the first Herbal Testing Lab in India to be Licensed by Directorate of ISM & H and are recognized by AYUSH and accredited by NABL ISO/IEC 17025. The herbal testing services offered by us include
- Regulatory Consultation for Registration in Export Markets.
- Regulatory Dossier Development
- Product Development.
- Clinical Trials
- Developing process control and product specifications (COA)
- Process Validation
- Analytical Method Development
- Stability Studies, Including Sample Storage and Analysis
- Fingerprinting Studies on HPTLC, HPLC, GC, GC MS, LCMSMS.
- DNA-based Identification Using PCR, Real-Time PCR, RAPD and Sequencing.
- DNA Fingerprinting
- Herbal Testing for –
- Various Marker Compounds
- Heavy Metals Using ICP MS or AAS
- Microbial Limits and Pathogens
- Pesticide Residues
- Preservative Content
- Non-GMO Certification
- Veterinary Drug Residues
- Nutritional Labelling
- Physio-chemical Parameters
- Pharmacopoeial analysis of crude drugs and classical formulations for compliance to Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia
Over the years we have worked with most of the leading companies in this field in India and supported their operations within India and around the world. Contact us today to get a customised solution for your requirements. You can use the quick query form on the right or call us now at last +91-11-45754575.