Ferrosan gained access to new market
The medical enterprise Ferrosan eliminated a trade barrier, when through Technology Partnership they found a German laboratory that was able to measure the content of organic and inorganic combined arsenic in a food supplement produced by the enterprise.
- The problem is that organic bound arsenic is completely harmless whereas inorganic arsenic is toxic. We needed the analysis to be able – in a new market – to document that our products do not contain inorganic bound arsenic, explains Malene Mertz Mørch, who is the Production Development Manager at Ferrosan.
Ferrosan was unable to perform the analysis themselves, and nor were they able to find anyone else who could do it. Therefore they turned to Technology Partnership with the task.
Technology Partnership soon had a list ready with a handful of qualified suggested laboratories, which were able to perform the arsenic analysis. Among these Ferrosan chose to contact a German laboratory.
- The search at Technology Partnership was quick, and the laboratory we chose to co-operate with was very professional and was in complete control of its business, so we are very satisfied, Malene Metz Mørch says. Ferrosan had three of its products analysed, and the analysis showed, as expected, that the arsenic connection in the product was of the harmless (organic) kind.
- In this matter Technology Partnership was the optimal solution for us. As an alternative we should have invested in our own lab equipment amounting to about one million Danish kroner, but as we were only to have this one analysis made, this was not feasible, Malene Mertz Mørch explains.