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Cosmetics testing

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Our specialised team provides independent cosmetics testing and analytical services to local and international clients.

Based at our analytical chemistry and microbiological laboratories at ESR’s Kenepuru Science Centre in Wellington, we can assist importers and manufacturers with compliance with the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2006 administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

ESR’s Pharmaceutical programme is certified by the Ministry of Health (Medsafe) in compliance with the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) (external link)  and the international Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) (external link) .

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Stability Facility

Our secure, dedicated Stability Facility is one of the very few GMP-certified facilities available in Australasia. We offer storage of products for the determination of expiry date, based on ICH guidelines (external link) , within temperature and humidity controlled chambers. Our clients use our stability storage services for products and material during development and as part of the on-going quality control of established products. We are also able to assist in the development of stability trial protocols to ensure compliance with international regulatory requirements.