Integria has significant in-house expertise and know-how in phytochemistry and analytical chemistry. Our laboratories boast a range of analytical equipment, including LC-MS, VHPLC, HPTLC, GC-MS and GC-FID. Through collaboration, we have access to some of the most sensitive of analytical techniques, such as NMR and QTOF.
In the area of biological assays, we work with a range of collaborators to obtain data on biological activity that informs new product development and broadens our understanding of how our products work.
Phytochemistry means plant chemistry.
Integria has significant in-house chemistry expertise and capabilities. We mostly work on plants and plant extracts, which are chemically complex.
Understanding the chemical constituents of the plants we use in our medicines and cosmetics is essential to ensure their effectiveness and safety.
Biological assays usually involves living cells or enzymes and are used to further our understanding of how natural medicines and plant compounds work.
When combined with clinical (human) data from either traditional use or clinical trials, biological assays can provide valuable new insights into natural and traditional medicines.