Category: Perspectives

Elan’s Reflections on 2023

Elan’s Reflections on 2023 By Elan Sudberg A new year is upon us, which means once again I take a snippet of time to reflect on the previous year for both Alkemist Labs and myself personally. 2023 was a banner year for Alkemist Labs and can be validated with the normal KPIs like revenue, profit, […]

New Participants and Products in Alkemist Assured

Alkemist Labs Announces New Participants and Products in Alkemist Assured™ Transparency Program Garden Grove, CA (November 30, 2023) –The Alkemist Labs Alkemist Assured™ testing transparency program continues to attract new participants from among ingredient suppliers and finished product companies in the nutraceuticals industry. The most recent participating companies and products in Alkemist Assured include: Finished Products […]

SSW 2023 Reflections

SSW 2023 Recap Elan’s SSW Reflections SSW23 was the best SSW ever. I think I have said that every year, as the show keeps getting better as does our traction in the industry. Aside from the joy of being with all my industry friends and clients, and unofficially crushing the men’s costume contest at the […]

ASQ Recap

ASQ 2023 Recap Elan and Petra attended and Alkemist sponsored the 7th Annual SoCal Dietary Supplement Consortium last month which brought together industry experts and regulators, including three current and two former FDA officials. Elan was a last minute addition to the closing panel after the organizers decided that someone with experience in the industry’s […]

AOAC 2023

AOAC Annual Meeting 2023 Recap By Anthony Fontana Ph.D., Lab Director I attended the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition held from August 26th to 30th at the Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting encompassed a wide range of topics on botanical and dietary supplement testing. There were excellent sessions on Botanical Ingredients and Dietary […]

NBJ 2023

Elan, Petra, and I were very pleased to attend the NBJ Summit last month, this year returning to the scenic Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. It brought together industry experts to explore the theme of agility and adaptability in uncertain times. The vibrant ambiance of the resort set the stage for engaging discussions against […]

Travel Maniacs

Travel Maniacs We have been traveling a lot lately! Alkemites participated in three significant industry events in June: the UNPA Member Retreat, the new Mushroom Summit, and the Canadian Natural Health Products Research Society (NHPRS). All three were valuable and in some cases, enlightening. Elan, Nick ,and Petra share their thoughts.   UNPA Member Retreat […]

ICSB Recap

ICSB Recap By Bryan Fine Attending the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals was an enriching and fulfilling experience. From the informative presentations and discussions to the welcoming and collaborative atmosphere, the conference proved to be an ideal forum for exploring new ideas, connecting with industry friends, and gaining a deeper understanding of the […]

FTIR and FDA Warning Letters

FTIR and FDA Warning Letters By Elan Sudberg One of the hardest things I have ever done in my life was to earn a degree in chemistry. While I claimed three other majors before that and could have graduated so many years earlier, I knew I had to understand the foundations of phyto/fungal chemicals to […]

Petra’s Expo Favorites

A Few of Petra’s Favorite Things…About Expo When your feet hurt, when in long lines, when your feeling tired… simply remember your favorite things!  I can just hear Julie Andrews singing this to get me through the long week of Expo.  Now that we are all back to the office and hopefully recovered, it feels […]

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