Deformulation is the
technical term for reverse engineering a products formulation. This process separates the components that
comprise a sample so the ingredients can be identified and quantified. Deformulation services such as those provided by Avomeen is used by companies within a variety of
industries to better understand both their own and their competitors’ products.
commercial and industrial industries a deformulation analysis is used from
products ranging from polymers to pharmaceuticals. This complex chemical analysis can be
performed for a variety of reasons to solve many touch problems that
manufactures and other companies face during their product development process.
One common reason is
to better stand their own products formulation in comparison to their
competitors. This could be done to
provide solid evidence to back up a new marketing campaign, determine how a
competing manufacture is able to produce their product at a lower cost, and
show if another company is violating another’s patents. This allows for in-depth product research and
comparison. It also allows identification of alternative ingredients that would
allow for greater performance or durability.
For smaller companies that produce off-brand products deformulation can
help prove that their product is just as good as there competitions that it is
based off of.
Sometimes this type
of analysis is done in order to verify that multiple batches of a product are
being produced based on the same formulation.
This is often done when a company uses multiple blenders for their
products to insure that the proper amounts of active ingredients are being used
in each batch made. This is also used
internally to insure the accuracy of the machinery that is producing the
To insure that a
product is safe and meets its markets governmental and industrial regulations
deformulation can also be used to verify components like volatile organic
components are not present within a product.
This can also be used to check that batches of a product have not been
contaminated. Sometimes a company knows
that a product has failed and used deformulation services to determine the
reason behind the products failure.
products a deformulation analysis is especially common. Generic drug manufactures use deformulation
and reformulation services in order to study a product so it can be
reproduced. Once a product has been
successfully deformulated a trained chemist can use the data gained to
determine how the ingredients are combined in order to make the pharmaceutical
product. This leaves the generic drug
manufacture with both the ingredients list and the recipe to the existing
analysis can also help increase the shelf life of a product or be used to
reformulate a product into a more environmentally friendly version of itself. After the analysis is complete ingredients
can be swapped out with more desirable ingredients. This modification can help with both these
and many other reasons including using components that provide the same benefit
but cost less as raw materials.
deformulation services are not limited to just those listed here. In fact,
Avomeen customizes each service to the needs of the client and can develop
services from the ground up. Contact us today to learn more; we look forward to
working with you!
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