About us

About us

Mission

Ambra was founded with the aim of providing advanced research and quality control services in the life sciences sector. The project was initiated in 2019 at Toscana Life Sciences and aims to develop solvent-free production techniques for the extraction of natural phytochemicals from plants, as well as innovative qualitative/quantitative analysis methods for the agricultural, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.

#qualitycontrol

#medicalcannabis

We are a Benefit Corporation

Ambra is a Benefit Corporation by statute. We believe that companies of the future should have a socially positive and ecologically sustainable impact, aiming for a vision of regenerative and non-destructive industry. The analysis laboratory was created in conjunction with the solvent-free processing project in the context of life sciences research. The preservation of phytochemicals and the vitality of the plant have a significant impact on the effectiveness of plant-based products.

#benefit

#preservation

The Team

Our team consists of professionals specialized in the field, with years of training and practical experience in the life sciences sector. We believe that passion and dynamism are essential elements in providing truly high-quality services. Training the next generation of industry professionals is our precise objective and duty. That is why we provide ongoing training to our employees and all our partners.

#sector

#testing

Location

Our laboratories are located at the Medicinal Research Center of the Toscana Life Sciences Foundation.

TLS is a non-profit organization that works to support the development of projects, from basic research to industrial application.

In particular, the Foundation was created to facilitate the process of starting a business in the field of biotechnology applied to human health.

To achieve this, the Bioincubator was established, which today represents one of the largest entities in Europe in the field of life sciences.

Thanks to this strategic partnership, we have been able to meet two real needs: working on standardized/controlled processes and providing top-level quality control in very short turnaround times.

#research

#bioincubator

Mission

Ambra was founded with the aim of providing advanced research and quality control services in the life sciences sector. The project was initiated in 2019 at Toscana Life Sciences and aims to develop solvent-free production techniques for the extraction of natural phytochemicals from plants, as well as innovative qualitative/quantitative analysis methods for the agricultural, food, and pharmaceutical sectors.

#qualitycontrol

#medicalcannabis

We are a Benefit Corporation

Ambra is a Benefit Corporation by statute.

We believe that companies of the future should have a socially positive and ecologically sustainable impact, aiming for a vision of regenerative and non-destructive industry.

The analysis laboratory was created in conjunction with the solvent-free processing project in the context of life sciences research.
The preservation of phytochemicals and the vitality of the plant have a significant impact on the effectiveness of plant-based products.

#benefit

#preservation

The Team

Our team consists of professionals specialized in the field, with years of training and practical experience in the life sciences sector. We believe that passion and dynamism are essential elements in providing truly high-quality services. Training the next generation of industry professionals is our precise objective and duty. That is why we provide ongoing training to our employees and all our partners.

#sector

#testing

Location

Our laboratories are located at the Medicinal Research Center of the Toscana Life Sciences Foundation.

TLS is a non-profit organization that works to support the development of projects, from basic research to industrial application.

In particular, the Foundation was created to facilitate the process of starting a business in the field of biotechnology applied to human health.

To achieve this, the Bioincubator was established, which today represents one of the largest entities in Europe in the field of life sciences.

Thanks to this strategic partnership, we have been able to meet two real needs: working on standardized/controlled processes and providing top-level quality control in very short turnaround times.

#research

#bioincubator

Residual Solvent Analysis

Residual solvents are defined as volatile organic chemicals used or produced in the manufacture of pharmacological substances or excipients or in the preparation of pharmaceutical products.

Quantitative analysis of terpenes GC-FID

Terpene analysis is used to determine the terpene profile of the sample and the intensity of the aroma itself. Terpene analysis is done on 13 terpenes in GC-FID gas chromatography for a unique characterisation of the superior quality product.

Quantitative tetrahydrocannabinol GC-FID analysis

THC analysis in GC-FID, i.e. gas chromatography with flame ionisation detector.

Quantitative tetrahydrocannabinol analyses are prescribed by law and are carried out according to tests in line with national and international quality control, so that the product can be traded internationally and comply with all applicable regulations.

Microbiological analyses

Microbiological analyses are carried out to verify the wholesomeness of the product. The organisms that can be detected are aerobic mesophilic bacteria, yeasts and moulds as well as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae.

Quantitative analysis of phytocannabinoids HPLC-UV

The analysis of cannabinoids is also done in HPLC-UV, i.e. high-performance liquid chromatography, which makes it possible to split two or more compounds and get accurate and timely results. We are well aware that sometimes it can take quite a long time to get this kind of analysis.

The aim is to provide a timely and accurate description of the sample we receive through the determination of 12 cannabinoids, plus the values of CBD, CBG, total THC and the percentage of residual moisture in the sample.

Dioxin and PCB analysis

Toxic chemicals persist in the environment and accumulate in the food chain.

Long-term exposure causes a range of harmful effects on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons analysis

(PAH) are a large group of organic compounds, mostly non-volatile, which in indoor air are found partly in the vapour phase and partly adsorbed on particulate matter.

The main sources are combustion sources.

Phenol and polyphenol analysis

The most widespread polyphenols in nature are flavonoids, tannins, lignins, anthraquinones and melanins.

They are produced by plants, bacteria, fungi and animals. Very important in pharmacology and food.

Aflatoxin analysis

Since aflatoxins are known to have genotoxic and carcinogenic properties, consumer exposure through food must be kept as low as possible.

Ochratoxin analysis

Ochratoxins are a group of structurally related metabolites produced by certain fungi; occasionally they can also be isolated from very common species such as Aspergillus Niger.