Product Safety & Quality

The only way to ensure safe products is to know what is in them.  And the most sensitive, specific, and reliable method to identify organisms- from microbes to plant allergens- is using DNA.  AuthenTechnologies® has developed validated methods to detect and identify any bacterial, fungal, animal or botanical contaminant, substitute, or adulterant that may be present in a sample.

AuthenTechnologies® proprietary standard Confirm IDNA™ and Multiple IDNA™ tests are specifically designed to identify unknown and unexpected adulterants, from one to 100 or more species in a mixture- with relative ratios!  While our newest Detect IDNA™ test is the first species-specific test designed to detect and identify trace levels of target and adulterant species using a combination of PCR and sequencing methods.

The genetic methods at AuthenTechnologies are superior to alternative methods and provide you with the reliability you need to protect consumer safety.  From detecting undeclared soy in finished products, identifying the source of toxic compounds in raw materials, to identifying the bacterial contamination in a recalled sample, our flexible and powerful genetic methods can solve any challenges you have with product safety.  Read a true story from our lab, Case Study 1404: Toxic Weeds in Your Tea for an example of how DNA can help to identify the source of toxic ingredients.

Verifying the identity of ingredients is essential for any QA/QC program to ensure products are both high quality and compliant with federal regulations, such as FDA’s dietary supplement cGMPs (21 CFR 111).   Scientists at AuthenTechnologies® understand the challenges associated with identification and have developed flexible, efficient, and effective solutions to meet the needs of our diverse clientele.  From supporting development ofreference materials and validation of in-house methods, to development of complete outsource solutions foridentity testing, our scientists will partner with you to develop the solution you need.

AuthenTechnologies® is dedicated to working with you, not just for you; through effective communication and education we strive to solve problems.   With our “No Fail Testing” species are identified, not passed or failed- providing answers, not more questions, allowing you to focus on product development instead of more testing, ultimately saving significant time and money.

Read Case Study 1404: 100 Years of 100% Adulteration for a true story illustrating the importance of using reliable reference materials for product quality testing and how our “No Fail Testing” can help you detect problematic unexpected adulterants.