Vitamin analytical services in medical, food, cosmetics
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Analytical services

What we can do for you

State-of-the-art analysis

The Swiss Vitamin Institute (SVI) maintains a key international position in the analysis of vitamins in food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and biological samples for medical diagnostic s of vitamins. The Swiss Vitamin Institute has decades-long expertise in testing vitamins in various chemical and biological matrices and a state-of-the-art accredited facility based in Switzerland to deliver tailor made added value services to our customers and partners.

Medical

The SVI is certified ISO/IEC 17025 by the Swiss Accreditation Service (STS 0462) and authorised by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to perform medical analyses of vitamins (concordat # D1888.22)

Preclinical

Dosing vitamins and vitamin-like compounds (e.g. vitamin A, vitamin E, lutein, zeaxhantin, and else) in biological samples and animal tissues of preclinical studies. The SVI works routinely with pharmaceutical companies, contract research organisations (CROs) and academic groups.

Stability

The SVI performs stability studies through product development and shelf-life to assess the impact of formulation, packaging and storage conditions in vitamins stability in order to assist companies supporting their claims.

Food

The decades-long know-how in processing different food matrices enables the SVI team to deliver reliable and accurate vitamin analyses even for the most challenging food matrices.

Cosmetics

The SVI has an extensive expertise in the pre-analytics of various cosmetic formulations ranging from shampoo, conditioner, skin care and anti-aging creams.

Customed order

The SVI can meet your specific needs. The SVI custom analytical services include methods optimisation, development and validation of novel analytical methods for vitamins and other molecules, pre-analytical methods development, large orders and clinical trials, …

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Experts at the SVI are available to discuss your requirements, understand your specificity and provide a proposal that will meet your needs.


Analyses using HPLC, microbiological methods and LC-MS

Fat-soluble vitamins

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin D (D2, ergocalciferol and D3, cholecalciferol)

  • Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols)

  • Vitamin K

Water-soluble vitamins

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

  • Vitamin B2 or FMN (riboflavin)

  • Vitamin B3 or PP (niacin, niacinamide)

  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal)

  • Vitamin B8 (biotin)

  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid)

  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin)

  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Vitamin-like molecules and other molecules

  • Carotenoids (alpha-, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin)

  • Coenzyme Q10

  • Choline

  • Carnitine

  • Inositol

  • Homocysteine

  • Rutin

  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)