Mylnefield Lipid Analysis

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Mylnefield Lipid Analysis
Ag-Biotech, Analytical Services, Food and Nutrition
James Hutton Limited, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA
0844 928 542

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis was formed in October 1995 through an amalgamation between the Lipid Units of the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the University of St Andrews.Mylnefield Lipid Analysis is a world renowned lipid laboratory which is both FDA (GMP) and MHRA (GCP and GMP) approved.  Mylnefield Lipid Analysis was awarded first place in the 2016/2017 GOED Nutraceuticals Series of the American Oil Chemist Society Laboratory Proficiency Program, the worlds’ most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing programme for oil and fat related commodities.

Products & Services: 

Analyses ranging from single samples to small research projects.The comprehensive range of lipid expertise inlcudes. 

  • Omega - 3 fatty acids
  • GLA - containing oils (evening primrose, borage, blackcurrant) Other vegetable oils (e.g. rapeseed, sunflower, perilla) Genetically modified oils
  • Fish oils
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • CLA samples
  • Food samples
  • Blood samples
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Routine Services Offered:
  • Extraction of samples
  • Preparation of methyl esters and gas chromatography
  • Quantitation of GLA, EPA, DHA etc as mg/g oil
  • Acid value (free acid) Peroxide value
  • Anisidine value
  • Saponification value
  • Unsaponifiable matter content (total) and individual sterols and tocopherols
  • Mylnefi eld Lipid Analysis (Continued)
  • Stability Trials:
  • Trans determination
  • Triacylglycerol analysis
  • Phospholipid analysis
  • CLA analysis
  • Ether lipid analysis
  • Analysis of less common fatty acids (e.g. epoxy, cyclic)
  • Sq ualene
  • Miscellaneous standard tests e.g. specifi c gravity and moisture
Skills & Expertise: 
  • Independence from manufacturers, suppliers and purchasers
  • Established methods of analysis
  • Extensive experiences of GLA, fish and seed oils
  • Access to latest technology
  • Access to facilities for sophisticated analytical equipment e.g. GC-MS Quick turnaround of samples
  • Accreditation: ISO 9001:2000 and GLP
  • Facilities & Equipment
  • Gas chromatographs, HPLC, mass spectrometer etc. All analytical equipment is attached to computers for automatic data handling.
  • Stability storage and testing