IDENTITY TESTING: THE 1ST STEP IN cGMP COMPLIANCE

Our focus is ensuring your ingredients and finished products are meeting specification. Alkemist Labs offers high throughput HPTLC and Microscopic analysis for Botanical Ingredient Identity Testing of whole herbs and plant extracts with a standard 5-business day turn-around time.

THE ALKEMIST LABS DIFFERENCE

We are pioneers in the natural products testing industry and have assisted thousands of natural product companies approach, achieve and maintain cGMP compliance in this newly regulated industry.

  • Standard 5 business day turn-around time for routine ID
  • Identification to genus, species, plant part within your crude raw material, extract &/or presence in your finished product/blend.
  • Full Technical Support and unrivaled customer service
  • Method Transparency to support FDA requirements
  • We’ll work with you to review results, both positive and negative, and work towards a solution
  • We are open to facilitating discussions with all parties when testing discrepancies arise.
  • We are happy to offer consulting to support your in house testing needs.

OUR TOOLS AND METHODS

We work with our clients to ensure test methods are appropriate for their intended use by identifying and using an appropriate scientifically valid method for each established specification.

image MICROSCOPY

Microscopy is one of the oldest and most effective techniques employed to assess identity & quality of botanicals. It often times is able to detect adulterants and contamination including fillers, extracts and incorrect plant parts. This technique is applicable to crude raw botanicals from powdered to whole form and is a preferred technique.

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image HPTLC

High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) is a state of the art technique used to assess identity & quality of botanicals and various ingredients. It often times is able to detect adulterants and contamination including incorrect plant parts, closely related species and unknowns. This technique is applicable to crude raw botanicals from powdered to whole form, extract (powdered or liquid) and finished product/blends and is a preferred technique worldwide.

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image HPLC FINGERPRINT

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Fingerprinting is a useful and complementary technique used to assess identity & quality of complex herbal medicines and various ingredients from a marker compound perspective. Chromatographic fingerprints give information assisting manufacturing control and assuring batch to batch.

image CRB’S

Composite Reference Botanicals (CRBs) are custom blends of verified botanicals from multiple sources and locations to support internal lab testing. Each component is internally qualified and then combined to create a better representative sampling of the botanical versus any single reference botanical available on the market.

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