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Analytical Laboratories Committee

Chair: Darryl Sullivan (Covance Laboratories)
Staff Contact: Maged Sharaf

Committee Purpose:  To provide guidance to AHPA’s membership in the area of analytical methods for botanicals and to serve as AHPA’s representative in assuring that the emerging development of analytical methods is managed in a manner that provides value to AHPA’s membership.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.


Committee Meeting Minutes and News

AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

October 10-11 at Portland State University

Hands-on, two-day workshop will provide a detailed orientation of botanical, macroscopic, and organoleptic identification methods, quality assessment techniques and terminology, and demonstrate how these techniques are used to evaluate crude plant parts in a scientifically valid manner.

AHPA Meetings and Events at SupplySide West

Join AHPA for the Member Reception, Botanical Congress, Committee Meetings and More

September 26-29, 2017 -- SupplySide West -- Mandalay Bay -- Las Vegas, NV

Three-day Workshop: Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials

Three-day Workshop: Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials

In-person workshop will familiarize participants with various plant parts at the microscopic level to help you understand the characteristic cellular features of each plant part

June 6-8, 2017 -- Weber State University -- Ogden, UT

March 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Mini-perspective has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines and articles that misinform the public about turmeric

AHPA Chief Science Officer Maged Sharaf, Ph.D., responded to inaccurate media coverage of a mini-perspecive, "The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin,"

Advanced HPTLC for Popular Botanical Materials (Sold Out)

Gain hands-on experience testing the identity of botanical ingredients

March 29 to 31 in Wilmington, NC

October 6 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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"Incidental DNA fragments" may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

A caution to industry and regulators

This article, "A caution to industry and regulators - 'Incidental DNA fragments' may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)," is authored by Dr. Steven Newmaster, Professor, Botany & Genetics/Genomics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Subramanyam Ragupathy, Senior Scientist, NHP Molecular Diagnostics at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and Dr. Robert Hanner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TRU-ID Ltd. These leading DNA experts detai challenges and pitfalls of DNA analysis used to verify the identity of herbal ingredients.

How to Choose a Contract Laboratory

Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly

Recorded May 18, 2016. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

March 11 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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