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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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POS is in San Diego this week

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

  POS’s Rick Green is in San Diego this week at the ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. On Monday he was part of a panel of six discussing the latest in value added projects from algae. Check out Rick’s presentation on the Processing of Crude Algal Oils and Production of EPA and DHA Concentrates...

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POS Digging Deeper Into Greens

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

POS Analytical Services is proud to share some exciting news. We are now using a method that quantifies sulforaphane, a compound that is most often identified in cruciferous vegetables. Sulforaphane is known for its anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Our new service can help ensure the quality of sulforaphane in your products. Submit Sample Form  Contact us Accolades in spades POS Analytical Lab Services was recently awarded first place in Marine Oil Fatty Acid Profile by the American Oil Chemists Society. We also received an Honourable Mention in the...

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Meet Kevin at Benefiq 2014

Posted on Sep 25, 2014

POS’s own Kevin Harmidy, M.Eng is presenting today at BENEFIQ 2014 in Quebec City. Fractionation and concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids utilizing short-path distillation Session time: 14:30PM Session location: Exhibition Hall Kevin is a POS Bio-Sciences Process Engineer. Fluently bilingual, Kevin recently relocated to Ottawa from Saskatoon to better serve eastern clients and provide an Ottawa base of operations Kevin is now the go-to for clients and customers working with POS in Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces and the northern United States. To contact Kevin, call our toll...

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POS talking new technology at BENEFIQ

Posted on Sep 22, 2014

The POS team is excited to be a part of the second edition of BENEFIQ, the only scientific and business gathering in Canada that’s dedicated to health ingredients in beautiful Quebec City. Our own Kevin Harmidy, M.Eng will be highlighting one of POS’s proprietary technologies – urea complexation followed by short-path distillation (SPD) as an effective means for poly-unsaturated fatty acid orientation. Commercial scale SPD is our latest technology offering and we are are excited to share it’s many applications: ● concentration of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, food flavours, aromas, and spice...

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