Author Archive

DSHEA 2.0

5/18/19

By Elan Sudberg I’ve been ruminating on the adage, ‘what got you here won’t get you there’ as I turn 40 this month, as we strategize the future of Alkemist Labs, as the industry evolves, and as legacy regulations ripen. DSHEA was written before the internet was a thing, passed in 1994 and then just

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Elan’s 2019 EXPO West Recap

3/25/19

It’s that time of year again… Post show triage where we frantically dig out from a colossal pile of hot emails received while at the show, sort through stacks of new business cards and try to recall who was what and why we were supposed to follow up, and hope in vain that the 85,000

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Alkemist Labs Cuts Identity Testing Turnaround Time to Four Days

2/19/19

Garden Grove, CA (February 20, 2019) – Alkemist Labs is pleased to announce a 20% shorter turnaround time for the most common identity tests they provide: routine HPTLC and Microscopy testing. As of March 1, 2019, turnaround time for these tests will be four days. “We know that rapid turnaround time for identity testing is

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You Can Build Your Own Car Top Shower, But Should You?

1/25/19

By Elan Sudberg It’s my strong belief that substandard testing practices are the biggest threat to this industry. At worst, something bad goes undetected and does someone harm. At best, they foster poor quality throughout the industry, allowing products with poor efficacy into the supply chain and sabotaging repeat purchases, while handing ammunition on a

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Elan’s Deep Thoughts as 2018 Ends

12/11/18

What we experienced as a testing lab over the last 21 years very much reflects developments and trends throughout the industry. Revisit with me what this year has brought and how that will continue in the New Year (Happy 2019, BTW!). 2018 has been another banner year in the realm of growth and staying power

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A Conversation With Bryan Fine

10/31/18

Business Development Manager Bryan Fine joined Alkemist Labs in 2007 as an HPTLC Specialist. After two years as QA/QC Manager he moved to the sales side of the company. His research experience includes a year as Research Team Leader with the California Department of Veterans Affairs and Computational Biology Research Associate at UC Merced.  He

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Alkemist Labs Announces New Laboratory Director: Toto Phoutthavantha Ph.D. MSc. CLS(ASCP)

9/26/18

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

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Good Data vs. Bad Data: Know the Difference

8/17/18

Brandon Griffin, CEO, Ingredient Identity What is the real foundation of Quality Control? In short, it is data. Boiling it all down to the fundamentals though, there are two conceptual types of data when it comes to quality control before you decide what to do next. These being either good data or as you might be

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Sid Shares His Experience from the Natural Health Product Research Conference

6/13/18

Our CSO, Dr. Sidney Sudberg recently attended and presented at the 16th Annual Natural Health Product Research Conference in Guelph Ontario Canada.  We are happy to share a summary with you. There was a one day invitation-only workshop on “DNA Testing: Assessing the State of the Science” with Bob Hanner (Director of Canadian Barcode of Life Network, BIO, Guelph) adjacent

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