Regulating the Regulations

The analytical world is closely following all the changes occurring around the reshaping of regulations following efforts of the USP, FDA, ICH, and Reach.  The scope and progression can be difficult to understand and track.

SPEX CertiPrep has gathered links to the major regulatory agencies that are important to our customers.  We hope this will help you get the most up-to-date information and news from the FDA, EPA, USP, ICH and REACH.

FDA

FDA Newsroom

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

EPA

EPA Newsroom

Redesigned Website for Analytical Methods and Procedures for Pesticides 

USP

 USP Newsroom

What It Means To Be in Compliance with USP’s Standards for Herbal Supplements

European Chemical Agency

ECHA Newsroom

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Terpenes: In a Class of Their Own

Terpenes are a large class of strong-smelling compounds usually associated with botanicals. Terpenes are hydrocarbons while their associated terpenoids (also known as isoprenoids) are terpenes that have some rearrangement or oxidation to create assorted functional groups (alcohols, esters etc.).

Terpenes are the major components of many resins and turpentine (from which the term terpene is derived). Terpenes and terpenoids are the primary compounds in many types of botanical and essential oils. These oils are used as natural flavor and fragrance sources and are often used in the perfume industry. Historically, terpenes, through essential oils and botanicals, are used in holistic practices and aromatherapy.

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