As a pioneer in natural products testing, Alkemist has assisted thousands of natural product companies approach, achieve and maintain cGMP compliance and is a trusted partner in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of products sold to consumers. The company’s mission to bring transparency to all areas of natural products industry testing includes educational tools that will help retailers reassure their customers. Download the free botanical testing fact sheet available to retailers at Alkemist.com/RetailerFacts and check the company’s website for more educational tools.
Alkemist Labs, an industry-recognized leader in Botanical Identification Services, renders comprehensive analytical testing solutions to its global base of clients to meet their food product safety, transportation and quality guidelines. Because Alkemist Labs specializes exclusively in natural products testing, the company is the trusted testing partner for many of the industry’s most notable companies. Testing natural products is all Alkemist Labs does, and they do it extraordinarily well.
Alkemist Labs is an independent contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries. Alkemist Labs offers clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients and finished products. Alkemist Labs has become the ideal “Partner for Quality” to companies interested in producing high-quality natural products requiring independent, third-party analysis, stability/shelf-life studies, certification of analysis and cGMP compliance.
Alkemist Labs specializes in routine QC/compendial testing, method development and validation/verification services, and dedicated research services. Alkemist Labs offers high-throughput HPTLC analysis for Botanical Ingredient Identity Testing of whole herbs and plant extracts with a standard five-business day turn-around time. In combination with HPLC, Microscopy and an on-site Herbarium, Alkemist Labs offers the most reliable technical support and highest quality services so that companies can achieve and maintain cGMP compliance.
Key Market Areas
Alkemist Labs is an independent contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries.
Specific services include:
- Identify: Botanical Microscopy, HPTLC, HPLC fingerprinting, Composite Reference Botanicals (CRBs)
- Analyze: HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, UPLC & Wet Chemistry
- Verify: The FDA requires brands to able to prove their label claims using scientifically valid methods. Alkemist Labs offers custom verification and validation services for their clients’ unique finished products.
With botanical product testing in the headlines and on consumers’ minds, Alkemist has launched an educational campaign to Demystify Testing, and is offering short educational videos, columns and checklists to guide the industry in its increasing focus on testing.
With accurate herb testing becoming an even higher priority than ever before, Alkemist Labs announces the expansion of its reference material offerings to include phytochemical reference standards, as Alkemist becomes the U.S. distributor for Lyon, France-based Extrasynthese. Reference Standards are used in the measurement of content or in the presence of the many phytochemicals contained in natural products, and have a direct impact on the ability to assess safety, quality and potency of raw materials and finished products.
Élan M. Sudberg, CEO and Microscopist
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2015