Simplified Quality Control
Microscopic observation of agricultural and botanical products can yield a wide variety of information about your samples. Visikol helps in quality control by clarifying tissues, rendering them transparent so that insects, dirt, fungus, and foreign matter are easy to see.
The United States Pharmacopoeia, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, as well as the FDA recommend the use of chloral hydrate as a clearing agent for microscopic examination. Visikol brings the power of these standard quality control techniques to your laboratory.
Authentication of Identity-Visikol clears specimens quickly so you can identify anatomical features characteristic of your product.
Assess Possible Adulteration-Visikol allows you to clearly visualize all objectives in a specimen, allowing for the quick identification of any possible adulterants.
Quality Assessment-Visikol provides the clearest microscopic images, allowing you to quickly ascertain the overall quality of your products.
Check for Contaminants-Visikol allows you to quickly spot dirt, sand, glass, mold, and other contaminants in your products.
In this white paper Visikol is used to identify Goji Berry contamination in a sample of African Mango that went unnoticed with traditional QC methods.
- The usage of microscopy method for herbal standardizations
- FOOD QUALITY ISSUES: understanding HACCP and other quality management techniques
- American Herbal Pharmacopoeia ® Botanical Pharmacognosy — Microscopy Characterization of Botanical Medicines (Preface - Introduction)
- FDA Laboratory Methods - Microscopic Confirmation of Decomposition and Rot Due to Molds