After a year of modernization and an investment of €2 million, Adisseo's Carat Laboratory, located in Commentry, France, is on the cutting edge of analytical technology, and meets the highest standards of excellence and quality.
“Our laboratory has obtained Cofrac accreditation, the highest level of quality certification for analysis laboratories in France,” states Frederic Anglade, Head of Industrial Platform in Commentry.
Carat Laboratory, occupies an area of 1 800 m2, and includes 25 physical-chemical analysis centres with 20 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) machines and 26 gaseous phase chromatographs (GPC).
Some 50 scientists, engineers and qualified technicians in biochemistry, physics and biology, are based at the Carat laboratory. More than 100,000 analyses are done per year for vitamins, amino acids and enzymes.
The emphasis is on quality, traceability, and speed of response. “We can respond to our customers in less than 15 days for vitamin and enzyme analyses in feed or premix,” says Richard Prime, Quality Control Manager.
“Dedicated key performances indicators and a very careful organization of the operations teams has enabled us to guarantee this quick turn round time,” he says
Microvit Certification System
“We have also reinforced the role of our laboratory in our R&D programmes, specifically in the subjects of feed additive formulation, vitamin bioavailability and stability, amino acids and thermostable enzymes,” explains Jean-Marie Dollat, Senior Chemistry and Formulation Manager.
These investments play a large part in the Microvit Certification System( MCS) and contribute to strengthen it.
MCS, was created ten years ago, continuously improved, and is a systematic way of guaranteeing the quality of vitamins from Adisseo, wherever they are produced.
Founded on 12 selection criteria covering production, distribution, product efficacy, information and services, MCS brings strict guarantees on the chemical and physical quality of vitamins, as well as their biological efficiency measured via in vivo tests at Adisseo’s trial facilities.