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Analytical Laboratories Committee

Chair: Darryl Sullivan (Eurofins Scientific, Inc.)
Staff Contact: Holly Johnson, Ph.D.

Committee Purpose: 

  • To provide guidance to AHPA’s membership in the area of analytical methods for botanicals.
  • 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 Resources

Committee Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Analytical Labs Committee

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Committee-Related News

AHPA 2021 Fall Committee & Event Schedule

October 26 - November 19, 2021

AHPA Members are encouraged to participate in the Fall committee meetings and events being held via Zoom, virtually, and in-person October 26 through November 19. The AHPA Staff Contact for each committee will email additional information and reminders to committee members before the meetings.

Analytical Labs Committee Meeting

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 11am-Noon PT

AHPA participates in AOAC Mid-Year Meeting

AHPA participates in AOAC Mid-Year Meeting

March 15, 2019: Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., represents members at AOAC

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., represented member interests at the 9th Annual AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting and Analytical Solutions Forum held March 11-14 outside Washington, DC.

Guidance on test methods used to identify ethanol

November 2, 2017: AHPA members can log in to access this guidance

Guidance covers a number of physical, chemical, spectrometric and chromatographic methods for the identification of ethanol.

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

October 19. 2016: 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.
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