Alkemist Labs Announces New Laboratory Director: Toto Phoutthavantha Ph.D. MSc. CLS(ASCP)
Garden Grove, CA (September 25, 2018) – Alkemist Labs is pleased to announce that Dr. Toto Phoutthavantha has joined the company as Laboratory Director.
Dr. Phoutthavantha has over 14 years of experience in analytical laboratory testing in the the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries including clinical diagnostic testing. He spent 10 years as an Executive Laboratory Director and Consultant in CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) high complex laboratories with Biotech Industries Corporations. He was a Senior Research Scientist for over 10 years including time at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. His educational background includes a PhD in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University where he also did a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on Genetic Medicine, Pharmacogenetics and Toxicology.
“We are very excited to have Toto join the Alkemist team. His experience and knowledge is an excellent fit with our strategy for the future,” said Alkemist Labs CEO, Elan Sudberg. “With our demonstrated fundamental strengths in botanical testing and the complementary experience that Toto brings from the clinical diagnostic and cannabis industries, Alkemist will continue to be at the forefront of innovation as the industry evolves.”
“Alkemist Lab’s commitment to delivering quality and safety in botanical testing, impressed me from the beginning,” Dr. Phoutthavantha said. “With my extensive experience leading numerous laboratories, it’s clear that Alkemist is extremely innovative in the industry, and I’m excited to help drive their future growth in new ground breaking directions.”
About Alkemist Labs
Alkemist Labs is an ISO 17025 accredited contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical industries. Located in a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Garden Grove, California, 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 produces a complete line of Composite Reference Botanicals (CRBs), critical tools for botanical identity verification, and also distributes phytochemical reference standards from Extrasynthese of Lyon, France. Since it was founded in 1997, 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.com
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