Behmothlabz Quality Control Process:
A major part of Behemoth’s commitment to quality is giving researchers the best research compounds we can. We are striving market leaders, and we are proud to encourage innovation by putting an strict emphasis on our clients’ needs.
When we get new raw materials, we put them in quarantine, which is a designated area where they are kept apart from approved raw materials. Only staff members who gather samples for testing can handle the materials in this area until all testing procedures and documentation are complete. They also cannot be used in production or sent to clients.
In a single shipment of raw materials, there may be more than one container of the same product. We take samples from each container to make sure that the whole supply meets our quality standards. Then, a composite sample made up of these samples is combined and sent to a different lab for evaluation.
Each sample undergoes a number of tests. Different analyses are done on a product based on its chemical makeup and other properties. On the data sheet for a product, it says what tests were done and what our minimum requirements are. Every product’s specifications are available to the public on the product listing page.
Every batch of raw materials and every production lot of finished goods is given a special batch tracking number (Batch #) that helps us find it during our quarantine, production, and after-purchase processes. This is done so that our products are always the same and meet the highest quality standards.
Each batch number is linked to a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a trustworthy outside lab. The batch number for each finished item can be seen on the label. The third-party analysis section of the product listing is where you can find the COAs and lab reports for your product. “Batch purity reports” are about groups of raw materials that need to be correctly identified and measured. Potency audits check that the concentration of a liquid product won’t be off by more than 10% from what is written on the label.
Every batch of every product is sent to a third-party, independent lab to be checked for purity, identity, and contaminants. The following is a list of the testing methods we used, along with a brief description of each:
Most products are purified using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), which is a technique. When a single molecule or class of molecules can be assayed for, this method is used. In HPLC, a pressurized liquid and a sample mixture are passed through a column filled with adsorbent using pumps. This separates the parts of the sample based on how strongly they stick to the adsorbent. The parts of the sample that have been separated are then lit up and analyzed.
A detector can measure how much light is absorbed because most organic compounds absorb a certain amount of light as they pass by the applied light beam. Based on the sequence in which the components leave the column, the detector also logs the components’ retention times. This output can then be sent to another analytical device, like an LC-MS, for more analysis, or the peak area can be used to figure out exactly what is in the sample.
Some products are difficult or impossible to test with the aforementioned methods. In these cases, alternative methods must be used. Those methods can include:
Thermogravimetric Analysis – Purity
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is a method of thermal analysis in which the mass of a sample is measured over time as the temperature changes. This measurement provides information about physical phenomena, such as phase transitions, absorption, adsorption, and desorption, as well as chemical phenomena, including chemisorptions, thermal decomposition, and solid-gas reactions (e.g., oxidation or reduction).
UV-Vis Spectroscopy – Identification & Purity
Ultraviolet–Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in the ultraviolet–visible spectral region. This means it uses light in the visible and adjacent UV ranges. A light beam is passed through a solution that contains the analyte. The wavelengths and intensities of the light that gets through are then used to measure how much of the light is absorbed and figure out what the sample is made of.
FTIR Spectroscopy – Identification & Purity
The goal of any absorption spectroscopy (FTIR, ultraviolet-visible (“UV-Vis”) spectroscopy, etc.) is to measure how well a sample absorbs light at each wavelength. The most straightforward way to do this, using the “dispersive spectroscopy” technique, is to shine a monochromatic light beam at a sample, measure how much of the light is absorbed, and repeat for each different wavelength.
Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a way to get the infrared spectrum of how a solid, liquid, or gas absorbs or gives off infrared light. An FTIR spectrometer simultaneously collects high-spectral-resolution data over a wide spectral range. This is a big improvement over a dispersive spectrometer, which can only measure intensity over a small range of wavelengths at once.
Infrared spectroscopy is called “Fourier-transform” because a Fourier transform, which is a mathematical process, is used to turn raw data into the actual spectrum.
To put it more simply, the chemist thinks that the physical change that happens when a known reagent is added to a solution that already contains the analyte is a sign of composition.
When the results of the third-party tests are in, the documents are compared to the material specifications to decide if they pass or fail. Any material that fails to meet any specification is subject to further third-party testing. The material will be rejected if one or more specifications fail the additional testing. We will attempt to return the material to our vendor, or if that is not possible, we will discard it. If the material passes all specifications, then we complete the in-house testing process.
In addition to analysis by a third party, we use some of the above testing methods to do our own analysis as a second confirmation:
- Our policy is to help researchers achieve their scientific and analytical goals by always giving them the highest and purist quality research compounds that not only meet but also go above and beyond what our clients expect.
- Our quality mission statement Behemoth will keep looking for ways to go above and beyond what our clients expect and deserve, with a strict focus on making sure that every aspect of our business shows a commitment to the Quality Policy.
- Sourcing of the highest and purist quality research materials from our suppliers
- Appropriate testing of each product through reputable third party labs and 1st party tests.
- Excellent customer service
- Continuous improvement of business operations and processes
- Honesty and integrity in our marketing