When we started the lab 20 years ago, my main job function was cleaning toilets, paying the bills and whatever else needed to be done that an 18 year old still in school could do. Our founder, Sidney Sudberg had just attended several courses held by the FDA on botanical microscopy, which were mostly based
There is nothing quite like experiencing something in person to truly appreciate it. The short version is, I can confirm from personal experience that the Extrasynthese phytochemical reference standards we distribute are exceptional. But here’s the long version: For two years it has been my pleasure to work for Alkemist Labs and with Extrasynthese as
The regulatory climate in the dietary supplements industry has heated up recently in the wake of enforcement actions by State Attorneys General, as well as some negative media attention; many companies are allocating bigger budgets to Quality Control departments and expanding testing programs. As business models increasingly trend toward being less vertically integrated, diversification and
20TH Anniversary Champagne Celebration Friday In Booth Costa Mesa, CA (February 14, 2017) – When the entire natural products and dietary supplements industry descends once again upon Anaheim, California March 9 -12, 2017 an important goal on attendees’ minds is gathering information on the most vital industry issues. And since botanical product testing is high on
Twenty years is a significant milestone, particularly for a specialized, independently owned business like Alkemist Labs, so of course I’ve been thinking about where we started, how history has shaped our company, and where we are headed. The name Sudberg is said to be derived from the word Südberger, which roughly means South Mountain Herder.
Alkemist Labs Founder Dr. Sidney Sudberg, L.Ac., D.C. Appointed Chair of AOAC Committee on Statistics
Costa Mesa, CA (November 17, 2016) – Dr. Sidney Sudberg, L.Ac. D.C. was appointed as the Chair of the AOAC Committee on Statistics for a three-year term, replacing outgoing Chair, Qian Graves, Mathematical Statistician – FDA, who will be serving as the past chair. “I’m honored and welcome this opportunity to raise awareness of data analysis/data
Since the inception of Alkemist Labs ~7,117 days ago, we have ridden the wake of an industry inflection point where a serious adulteration of Plantago sp. with Digitalis sp. woke up the FDA and shook the industry world wide. FDA responded by offering instructions on the foundations of plant ID (Botanical Microscopy) and HPTLC, and
Ever since General Schneiderman’s flawed but effective attack on our industry, finished products have been under more scrutiny than ever before. As a lab that offers a wide variety of finished product testing we have co-experienced several FDA 483 notices received by our clients who chose not to invest in custom testing for custom products.
Alkemist Labs and Extrasynthese Demystify Reference Standards, Announce Additional Compounds at SupplySide West
What Are They? Do You Need Them? Ask the Experts in Booth Q120 Costa Mesa, CA (September 27, 2016) – Reference standards – what are they and do you need them? As the herb and dietary supplement industry seeks to step up its testing game, the staff at Alkemist Labs insists that the complex details don’t
Industry Collaborates on Adulterated St. John’s Wort Investigation, Proposes Enhancements to Authentication Scheme
Alkemist Labs Founder Co-Authors Study in Journal of AOAC International with CAMAG, USP, Arizona Nutritional Supplements and AHPA Costa Mesa, CA (September 13, 2016) – Sidney Sudberg, Alkemist Labs Founder and CSO, and other notable industry experts co-authored a study that identified adulterated St. John’s Wort products and recommended specific ways to improve testing of the popular