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Beta Analytic Recent News

The USDA BioPreferred Label, Strong Sales & Brand Loyalty

Published on August 3, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program assures consumers that the testing and certification process is accurate, reliable and unbiased. According to a study conducted by marketing firm Shelton Group, the USDA Certified Biobased Product label is one of four certifications that influence buying decisions of consumers in the US.

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Beta Analytic 2020 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 3, 2020

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): • January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) • February 17 (Presidents’ Day) • May 25 (Memorial Day) • July 3 (Independence Day) • September 7 (Labor Day) • October 12 (Columbus Day) • November 11 (Veteran’s Day) • November 26-27 (Thanksgiving Holiday period) • December 23-25 (Christmas Holiday period) • January 1, 2021 (New Year's Day) Read More

BioPreferred Program – Choosing a Qualified Lab for Biobased Content Testing

Published on June 29, 2018

Not all laboratories providing ASTM D6866 biobased content testing are qualified to provide such service to applicants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred Program. Read More

Verifying Natural Products: Is Carbon-14 Analysis Necessary?

Published on April 10, 2018

essential oils carbon 14 analysisAs natural products become more popular, so follows the increasing incentive for adulteration. There are many testing methods available to help authenticate natural products. However, owing to the complexity of many natural products and new adulteration methods, there is no single test that can guarantee 100% authenticity. Read More

Biobased Testing Reebok Shoes

Published on September 16, 2020

Footwear manufacturers are catering to consumer demand for plant-based fashion by using biomass-derived materials in their products and submitting these products for biobased testing and certification. In an article co-written by Beta Analytic Marketing Manager Haley Gershon and Mike Andrews, Director of Advanced Development for Reebok Future, sportswear brand Reebok International Limited described its experience in using biobased content testing as a tool to validate raw materials successfully and how to effectively display the use of plant-derived material to increase product appeal.

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Beta’s Webinar #4 – Dissolved Carbon

Published on July 31, 2020

Isotopes 101: Dissolved Carbon
Date & Time: August 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker: Sean P. Ahearn, Beta Analytic’s project manager for water services

REGISTER HERE to view the webinar on demand.

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Authenticating Natural CBD through Carbon-14 Testing

Published on July 15, 2020

Natural product testing through carbon-14 analysis is used to detect ingredient adulteration by differentiating between biological-derived and fossil fuel-derived sources. It has become a powerful tool for authenticating 100% biobased cannabidiol-based (CBD) ingredients.

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Beta Analytic Webinar #3 – Nutrient Source Tracking

Published on June 22, 2020

Isotopes 101: Nutrient Source Tracking
Date & Time: July 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker: Sean P. Ahearn, Beta Analytic’s project manager for water services

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“Natural vs Synthetic” Huperzine A

Published on June 10, 2020

A case study on Huperzine A featured in the June 2020 issue of Nutraceuticals World shows how a plant-based nutraceutical can be vulnerable to adulteration through the use of fossil-derived synthetics. Huperzine A is a supplement ingredient extracted from the clubmoss Huperzia serrata. The case study used two methods to detect ingredient adulteration ⁠— High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Carbon-14 analysis.

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Biobased Containers & Packaging in the Cosmetics Industry

Published on May 25, 2020

Cosmetics consumers are becoming more environmental-friendly by opting for products that are packaged in biobased materials, according to a recent article in HPC Today. Biobased packaging is made from biomass resources such as plants. In a survey focusing on packing options, majority of respondents said they prefer items from brands with eco-friendly packaging. The global market value of bioplastics packaging, which includes cosmetics packaging, is expected to reach USD 24.84 billion by 2026.

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Beta Analytic Webinar #2 – Isotopes in Hydrology

Published on May 22, 2020

Isotopes 101 Webinar - Isotopes in Hydrology
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Speaker: Sean P. Ahearn, Beta Analytic’s project manager for water services

UPDATE: The webinar has ended. You may register here to watch this recording on-demand.

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Carbon-14 Test Shows Biobased Content of Skincare Products

Published on May 15, 2020

A recent edition of Personal Care North America features Beta Analytic's article highlighting the importance of Carbon-14 testing in the skincare industry.

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Beta Analytic’s Webinar on Isotopic Analysis

Published on April 20, 2020

Isotopes 101 Webinar - Your introduction to Isotopic Analysis
Date: April 29, 2020
Time: 10 AM EST or 3 PM EST

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