Shelf Life Testing Labs

Avomeen Analytical Services offers a variety of accelerated stability (ASLT) & shelf life testing services.  We are pleased to offer food, beverage, supplement, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic shelf life testing.  Shelf life testing can be conducted under multiple conditions including accelerated, 40C/75RH and real-time conditions, 25C/6RH and temperature cycling. We have extensive experience with CTFA, Colipa, and FDA protocols as well as custom design based on the unique characteristics of the product, including:

  • Color, odor, and appearance
  • Changes in the container
  • pH
  • Viscosity
  • Weight changes
  • Yeast, Mold, Standard Plate Count
  • Moisture
  • Product Integrity
Sample Stability Cabinets and Chambers
40ºC / 75% RH 30ºC / 65% RH 20ºC (Ambient) -20ºC (Freezer)
30ºC / 75% RH 25ºC / 60% RH 2ºC to 8ºC -80ºC (Ultra-Low)

Shelf Life Calculations to Prepare Your Product for Market

At Avomeen, our multidisciplinary chemists know how to determine shelf life using both real-time and accelerated stability testing. Our rigorous testing meets the guidelines of the ICH and other regulators, ensuring that your product will meet all the requirements necessary to go to market.

Freeze-Thaw Stability Testing

A shelf life study can be extended to include freeze-thaw cycle testing to determine if the formula will remain stable under various conditions. The sample is subjected to a series of extreme, rapid temperature changes similar to what is encounter during normal shipping and handling processes.

Accelerated Stability Testing

Our accelerated aging analysis process will help get your products on the shelf faster. This process can also identify potential problems earlier in the production cycle, which can help prevent costly problems like consumer recalls and product defects. By exposing your food, beverage, cosmetic, supplement, or pharmaceutical product to increased (but controlled) environmental conditions over time, we will reliably determine your products’ predicted shelf life.  We control for a number of elements including various temperature and humidity levels.

Photostability Testing

We can conduct photostability testing on products that are directly exposed, in their immediate packaging, and in their marketing packaging. We’ll test your product using light sources that produce a similar output to outdoor daylight and the artificial daylight that your product is likely to be exposed to in consumers’ homes. Testing the photosensitivity of your product will help determine whether you need to make changes to the formulation or packaging before going to market.

Product & Packaging Integrity Testing

We can also develop methods for product integrity.  Such methods may involve Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR), Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS) or High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Real Time Stability Testing

For products with strict regulations that require specific temperature or humidity levels in packaging and storage, accelerated shelf life testing may not be applicable.  For these instances, Avomeen also has longevity and 3-year stability programs available. We conduct thorough real-time stability studies that continue until after the product has degraded below specification and accounts for lot-to-lot variation.

As with all testing done at our independent facilities, each project will be custom designed depending on your specific needs by one of our Ph.D. scientists.  Our specialists are available both during and after testing services to answer questions and compile detailed, comprehensive reports.  Our cGMP-compliant facility can perform a variety of screening services to help with your product development.

Shelf Life Testing Laboratory Services Offered:

  • Product Longevity Testing
  • (ASLT) Accelerated Aging
  • Photostability Testing
  • Product Stress Testing
  • Forced Degradation Testing
  • ICH Stability Testing
  • Product Expiration Dating
  • Rancidity Testing
Avomeen’s FDA-Registered Laboratory Can Also Perform:

To find out more about our accelerated shelf life testing procedures, or to request a quote, call (800) 930-5450 today. You can also fill out an online quote request form now.