POS Chairman, John V. Cross Appointed to the Order of Canada

Posted on Jul 2, 2015

For Immediate Release July 2nd, 2015 The POS Group of Companies and team extend its heartfelt congratulations to John V. Cross, Chair of the POS Bio-Sciences Board of Directors, on his appointment to the Order of Canada by his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.   For further information please visit the Governor General website at the...

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Antioxidants as Food Preservatives

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

While commonly regarded for their health benefits, antioxidants are also used as food additives. Antioxidants make an effective guard against food deterioration given that exposure to oxygen and sunlight are the two main factors in oxidation. Food preservatives can include natural antioxidants such as ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherols and tocopherol acetate, as well as synthetic antioxidants such as propyl gallate (PG), tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and ethoxyquin.   POS Analytical Services offers a wide array of HPLC...

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Gamma Oryzanol: Harnessing the Greatness of Grains

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

Gamma oryzanol (g-oryzanol) is a naturally occurring mixture of antioxidants found in rice bran, corn and barley oils. Gamma oryzanol and rice bran oil therapy have been used to treat and manage a variety of conditions including anxiety, menopause and aging. In addition, it is believe that g-oryzanol improves blood cholesterol by reducing total plasma cholesterol and triglycerides. POS utilizes an HPLC method to determine the g-oryzanol content of various oils.  The cost of analysis is $220 (CDN) and only one gram of sample is required. To request g-oryzanol analysis, please contact POS...

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Glucotropaeolin Standard for Purchase

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

  POS Bio-Sciences has developed a method to isolate and purify Benzyl Glucosinolate from nasturtium flower seeds. Nasturtiums are a flowering plant from the order Brassicales, which also includes canola, radish, watercress, and broccoli.  A common characteristic of many members of the Brassicales order is the production of glucosinolate (mustard oil) compounds when plant material is chewed, cut or otherwise damaged. Glucotropaeolin is a stable, non-hygroscopic material with a purity of >95%, and is commonly used as a standard for glucosinolate analysis. To purchase benzyl...

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Ginsenosides: a new offering with ancient roots

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

  POS Analytical Services now offers quantitative analysis of ginsenosides, a class of steroid glycosides considered to be the biologically active component of ginseng. Discovered more than 5,000 years ago, Chinese herbalists have prescribed ginseng for everything from normalizing blood pressure to improving blood circulation to preventing heart disease for centuries. Ginsenosides in particular have been linked to numerous medicinal benefits, including enhancing learning and memory, lowering anxiety and stress, and reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes. POS Analytical Services offers...

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POS explores one of the wonders of the Mediterranean diet.

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

POS Analytical Services can now offer quantitative analysis of both squalene and squalane, a natural compound that’s recently been noted as a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet for protecting people against cancer. It’s obtained primarily through shark liver oil, vegetable oils, amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ and olives. It’s a natural part of the synthesis of all plant and animal sterols- cholesterol, steroid hormone and vitamin D. Squalene/squalane is most commonly used in cosmetics as an emollient and it’s gaining in popularity as a drug carrier in vaccines. The cost to...

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