Nutrition Business Journal’s 2008 Industry Growth Award


Sidney Sudberg, Founder of Alkemist Labs proudly announces today that the firm is one of three winners of the prestigious NBJ Industry Growth Awards for Small Companies. 

“We worked very hard to position ourselves as the independent contract testing lab of choice in the current climate of new the good manufacturing practice (GMP) rules. Our goal is to continually refine and improve our analytical solutions so our clients have the most comprehensive place to turn for all their outsourcing needs. We really listen to what our clients are saying and work diligently to meet their needs. This award is a tribute to all the successful relationships we have established,” says Sudberg.

To support their record revenue growth of 105% from 2007, Alkemist continues to make significant investments in its operations. Its goal to double physical capacity is nearly complete.  “We’ve been planning our strategic growth for some time now and are implementing an aggressive approach to meet customer demand,” says Elan Sudberg, COO of Alkemist Labs.

The expansion will enable the lab to approximately double the weekly sample load, with a primary emphasis on faster turn-around-time. Alkemist has developed core offerings of HPTLC (TLC) and HPLC services to the Industry for the last 10 years. “By increasing our capacity to this new level, we can expect to attract more of the larger Dietary Supplement Manufacturers because we can support their unique needs without compromising quality control. Simultaneously, we will offer the same level of service to the smaller companies, continuing to help them grow with confidence,” says Sudberg. 

As the rollout of GMPs moves to mid-sized supplement manufacturers this year, Alkemist is confident business will only continue to grow. “We’re going to try to win NBJ’s growth award again in 2009,” Sudberg said.

For further information on Alkemist Labs contract testing services please contact us at (714) 754-4372 or For an updated glance at the various services and offerings from Alkemist Labs, visit

About Company
Alkemist Labs is a contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries. Located in southern California, Alkemist Labs offers Clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the purity and quality of botanical and dietary substances as well as finished products for the Dietary Supplement Industry. With over 900 species of botanicals analyzed and an in-house herbarium containing ~ 6,000 botanical specimens, enabling multiple species cross-referencing for a more accurate and confident botanical identification, Alkemist has become the ideal “Partner for Quality” to companies interested in producing high quality natural products requiring independent, third-party analysis, Stability/Shelf-life studies , Certification of Analysis and cGMP compliance.

Alkemist Labs is committed to provide its Clients with the highest quality analytical data and services via on-time accurate results and reporting, access to expert advice and an overall comprehensive offering of centralized testing services that make outsourcing incredibly easy. As one of the more well known national and international leaders in the Natural Products Industry, Alkemist Labs is dedicated and committed to meeting the increasingly stringent quality and safety guidelines put forth by companies and regulatory agencies from around the world.

Reference: Nutritional Business Journal

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