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Elan’s 2020 Industry Resolutions


A new year is often a time of reflection, and many people make New Year’s Resolutions, which they may or may not keep, with varying degrees of success. Simply, put, they generally fall into four categories: Start Stop Decrease Increase So here are my 2020 resolutions recommendations for our industry: The industry should Start: Improving

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Alkemist Labs CEO Elan Sudberg Honored as NutraChampion for Testing Advocacy


Garden Grove, CA (June 4, 2019) – Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs, was recognized by the editors of NutraIngredients-USA as the 2019 NutraChampion at their annual awards ceremony on June 3 in New Orleans. In describing why Elan was chosen, the organizers said “Elan has worked tirelessly for the dietary supplements industry, most of it

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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


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


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?


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


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


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)


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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