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Welcome to Food & Drug Analytical Services Ltd a leading independent provider of pharmaceutical QC testing in the UK.

FDAS is exhibiting at CPhI 2019 5-7 November 2019, Frankfurt, Germany. Executives from FDAS and all the Tentamus Pharma laboratories will be available throughout the show to discuss any of your pharma testing requirements.  Visit us on the Tentamus booth (120F63) and find out how we can help you get your products to market quickly and safely

Raw Material Testing

Sampling and testing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s) and Excipients is key to ensuring the quality of manufactured product… more

Product Release Testing

Quality Control testing of each batch of finished product is part of the Batch Release process that gives the patient assurance of a medicinal product over its lifetime… more

Stability Services

Stability Testing evaluates the extent to which a formulated product retains its quality throughout its declared shelf life, … more

Development Services

Throughout the drug development process and lifecycle analytical test methods are required to support trial data, file submission and post approval batch release… more


Pharmaceutical Microbiology is crucial to the manufacture and production of drugs, biologicals & medical devices. The primary objective is to protect raw materials, the production environment and product from spoilage by microorganisms… more

Medical Devices

A Medical Device is any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article intended to be used for a medical purpose and must be proven as safe and effective… more

FDAS – a Tentamus company

FDAS is an independent contract testing laboratory that has been providing QC analysis to the pharma sector since 2004.

“It is our mission to serve the needs of the pharmaceutical industry for analytical services using flexibility, focus and technical expertise in performing simple or complex analyses. We are driven by quality with total focus on customer satisfaction.”

We offer a comprehensive range of analytical services from our cGMP laboratory in Nottingham.

Because of the “different and difficult” nature of pharmaceutical products it is important to choose a contract laboratory who understand the industry and have the expertise to support your products throughout their lifecycle.

Our expertise and experience of the pharmaceutical sector makes FDAS your lab of choice.

Our testing capabilities are at your service, so why not try us as a new license addition, a backup laboratory, or even to compare what you have in-house. You may save time and money, without compromise and receive a professional, reliable service.

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Detection, Control and Prevention of Listeria

Being aware of the current concern about recent cases of Listeria in Spain, the laboratories of Tentamus Spain want to inform you about the main causes of infection and techniques for detection, control and prevention of this bacterium. Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne bacterium that can cause an infectious disease called listeriosis in humans. Listeriosis is ... Continued

Pyrrolizidine alkaloid contents in dried and frozen herbs too high

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are secondary plant constituents that have been detected in over 350 different flowering plants to date. The PA are formed by the plants as protection against predators. In nature, PA is mainly found in the plant genera Boraginaceae, Asteraceae and Fabaceae. In high concentrations PA, especially the 1,2-unsaturated PA, have a hepatotoxic ... Continued

Laboratorio Control obtains ISO 14001 Certification

Laboratorio Control, maintaining its policy of respect for the environment, has obtained ISO 14001 Certification. This is granted to companies that manage their environmental impact in an efficient manner, implementing effective dynamics that reduce pollution, encouraging continuous improvement and respecting the legislation linked to this very relevant aspect.   The ISO 14001 Certification has been obtained ... Continued

Cannabis Products - What do Manufacturers have to consider?

Food from the hemp plant is strongly in the trend. Since the ban on the cultivation of hemp, Cannabis sativa L., was lifted in 1996, numerous products have come onto the market and are enjoying great popularity. Here one finds among other things hemp seeds, hemp protein powder or also hemp tea.   To use ... Continued

Safety of dietary supplements

What are dietary supplements?   At European level, these requirements are primarily contained in Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements. (1) For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply (a) ‘food supplement’ means a food intended to supplement the normal diet and consisting of single or multiple concentrates of nutrients or other substances having ... Continued

Cocotea 2019

At the fifth international conference for coffee, cocoa and tea, industry and research met for a three-day technical exchange. QSI was represented at the event by Arne Dübecke and Annika Hoffmann. On the first day Arne Dübecke gave a presentation on pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) in tea and herbs. He explained which challenges have to be ... Continued

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