22nd October 2021: The webinar on the transfer of technical know-how and scientific knowledge on analysis of oil samples was successfully conducted (virtually) today at the National Biodiversity Centre. The webinar was facilitated by the experts from the MSK Pvt. Ltd., India. The objective of the webinar is to share experiences by MSK regarding the technical know-how and scientific knowledge on the analysis of oil samples with the officials of the Centre.
The webinar began with the presentation on the profile of the company, different test results conducted by the company, followed by the detailed discussions on the test results of the seven different types of oil samples comprised of Prinsepia utilis, Zingiber cassumunar, Gycine max, Symplocos paniculata carried out by MSK for the Centre. The samples were tested for various parameters such as; specific gravity, moisture, refractive index, Iodine value, acid value along with a fatty acid profile. The rationale for conducting such tests is to explore their potential utilization in nutraceutical, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals
The MSK Pvt. Ltd., is a quality testing company based in Kolkata, India with regional labs in New Delhi and Mumbai and has international offices in 12 countries.
They do the analysis of commodities such as ores, coals, metals, fertilizers, food, water and other environments parameters.
This webinar was organised as part of the SSFA projet supported by the UN CBD Secretariat.