Alkemist Labs to Distribute American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s AHP-Verified™ Botanical Reference Materials


Costa Mesa, CA (October 1, 2015) – Alkemist Labs and the America Herbal Pharmacopoeia announce a distribution agreement that will expand the library of reference materials Alkemist offers to their clients as they begin distribution of the AHP-Verified Botanical Reference Materials (BRMs).

The AHP-Verified BRMs will be available for purchase through the Alkemist e-commerce website along with the existing reference standards offerings:

“Alkemist already sells our own line of Composite Reference Botanical (CRBs) materials as well as the Extrasynthese line of Phytochemical Reference Materials. Having the authority of AHP-Verified BRMs to offer in addition is really exciting,” said Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs.

“AHP is ecstatic to be strategically partnering with Alkemists Labs on bringing AHP-Verified™ BRMs to a broader segment of the industry,” said AHP founder and Executive Director Roy Upton. “The need for formally authenticated BRMs is an integral part of GMP compliance. The breadth of our herbarium collections together provides a broad array of most all of the botanicals that companies and labs need to assure their materials conform with independent identification specifications. Our collection of AHP-Verified BRMs and Alkemist CRBs provides industry with two distinctive solutions to their botanical identification challenges.”

In addition, Upton noted: “Not only is Alkemist recognized as an authority in the world of botanical authentication, their primary objective is to help industry find solutions to challenging authentication issues. Like AHP, Alkemists’ commitment goes far beyond business, but rather is a commitment to cultivate a high level of integrity in the botanical product sector overall.”

“AHP and Alkemist share a deep commitment to furthering the quality of botanical testing as the industry works to prove quality and regulatory compliance, so we’re very pleased about this new alliance,” said Elan. “We anticipate that this distribution agreement is just the first step in working together towards our shared goals and needs of the industry as a whole.”

About Alkemist Labs

Alkemist Labs is a contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries. Located in Costa Mesa, 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 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.

About American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)

AHP was founded in 1995 and is dedicated to promoting excellence in all aspects of the botanical health care and medicine communities. AHP monographs have been regarded as among the most comprehensive, useful, and aesthetically beautiful anywhere in the world. AHP also provides AHP-Verified Botanical Reference Materials needed for GMP compliance, and provides supporting members with technical assistance in solving their botanical identity and quality control challenges.

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