Deformulation Services

  • What is Deformulation?

    Deformulation, also called reverse engineering, is the process of identifying and/or quantifying one or more unknown chemical components of a formula. Deformulation is performed for a variety of reasons such as gaining greater understanding of a competitor’s product or to understand if a competitor is inappropriately using a patented material or process. Deformulation is also useful to determine if an upstream vendor has a contaminant in their formula, or if an unannounced formula change is affecting downstream product performance.

  • Deformulation Services
Deformulation at EKG Labs

EKG Labs provides deformulation services for a variety of consumer and regulatory products. Our strength in analytical chemistry enables us to characterize and identify unknown materials in a formulation and supply you with a likely recipe. We can support root cause investigations and we can support patent infringement cases as an expert witness. Our deformulation experience includes:

  • Consumer Products
  • Personal Care Products
  • Home and Cleaning Products
  • OTC Pharmaceutical Products
  • Food and Beverages
Deformulation Analytical Techniques at EKG Labs
  • Chromatography – HPLC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS, GC/FID, GC/TCD, GPC/SEC
  • Spectroscopy – ICP-MS, NMR, MS, PXRD, TF-XRD, UV-Vis, FTIR, Raman
  • Microscopy – SEM, TEM, AFM, STM, LSCM
  • Other- TGA, DSC, TOC, BET Surface Area/Pore Size Analyzer