Category: News

Dry Reporting

Alkemist Labs Issues Warning to Industry on “Dry Reporting” Doctored Certificates of Analysis Being Used to Market Material Not Actually Tested, a Legally Actionable Practice Garden Grove, CA (May 13, 2020) – Alkemist Labs has found some ingredient suppliers and marketing companies have been altering valid lab reports and using those falsified reports to promote […]

Elan’s 2020 Industry Resolutions

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 […]

SSW 2019 Preview

SupplySide West 2019 preview: Alkemist Labs to unveil initiative for consumer-friendly certificates of analysis Garden Grove, CA (August 21, 2019)Alkemist Labs will unveil an initiative called Next Generation Transparency at SupplySide West 2019 in Las Vegas, NV that provides a consumer-friendly certificate of analysis for botanical testing. Essentially, Alkemist Labs has made high-performance liquid chromatography […]

Alkemist Labs CEO Elan Sudberg Honored as NutraChampion for Testing Advocacy

Garden Grove, CA (June 18, 2019) – Alkemist Labs, the foremost contract testing lab specializing in botanical identity and potency testing for the dietary supplement industry, and Nutrasource, a Canadian contract research organization that helps health product companies bring products to market with trust and confidence, are preparing to launch a comprehensive third-party verification program designed to […]

Alkemist Labs and Nutrasource Collaborate on THC Compliance Testing Certification Program

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 […]

DSHEA 2.0

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 […]

Partnership to Improve GMP compliance, GRAS & NDI Applications Process

Garden Grove, CA (April 22, 2019) – To help eliminate gaps where many companies are failing GMP audits, New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) applications, and other regulatory-related responsibilities, Alkemist Labs, a contract testing lab specializing in botanical identity and potency testing, is collaborating with REJIMUS, a regulatory management solutions provider, to offer clients comprehensive GMP compliance solutions. […]

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 […]

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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