Advanced HPTLC for Popular Botanical Materials (Sold Out)

Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Dr. Holly Johnson

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

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

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Advanced HPTLC for Popular Botanical Materials (Sold Out)

Gain hands-on experience testing the identity of botanical ingredients

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Event date: 3/29/2017 - 3/31/2017 Export event

Sold Out!

This workshop will build on your knowledge of HPTLC and its applicability to the analysis of various articles, with an emphasis on botanical materials, including raw materials, extracts and finished products. The workshop will strengthen attendees' skills and confidence to meet the sometimes burdensome and complicated requirements of establishing product specification and ingredient identity as required under the dietary supplement current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) (21 CFR 111).

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The workshops will cover:


Event Details

10 participants

Dates and Times: 
March 29-31
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EDT

$900 (AHPA Members)
$1,100 (Non-Members)

CAMAG Scientific
515 Cornelius Harnett Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Use Corporate Account 2674049
Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
Call and use the corporate rate for
CAMAG Scientific
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown
Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown

Shuttle provided to and from
CAMAG and the hotels above

  • HPTLC analytical process and its parameters in a cGMP compliant environment
  • Getting the most out of your HPTLC instrument
  • Elements of HPTLC method development and validation
  • Elements of transfer validation
  • Qualitative and quantitative aspects of HPTLC analysis
  • Quality of botanicals - a moving target
  • Pragmatic approaches to quality
  • Passing / failing samples based on HPTLC fingerprints
  • Quality of finished products, setting specification, and stability issues
  • Investigate participants' samples


Discussions will be accompanied by:

  • Extensive hands-on laboratory sessions
  • Case studies

Supplement cGMP regulations require that QC/QA personnel be adequately trained in dietary ingredient testing. Each participant shall receive a Certificate of Completion to document attendance and training.

Who should attend

Anyone with experience in utilizing HPTLC as a tool for assessment of various articles, with an emphasis on botanical materials, including QC/QA personnel, laboratory personnel, regulatory compliance personnel, natural products researchers, dietary supplement companies looking for economical means to comply with the cGMP requirements regarding establishing identity and quality.



Eike Reich, Ph.D.

Director of Laboratory

Judith Nichols

Laboratory Manager

Maged Sharaf, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

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