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Analytical Laboratories Committee

Chair: Darryl Sullivan (Covance Laboratories)
Staff Contact: Merle Zimmermann

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

"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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AHPA Events and Meetings at SupplySide West

Oct. 5-8, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Join AHPA at the member reception, Botanical Congress and committee meetings at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas. 

Workshop Series: Microbiology Testing for Herbal Products and Dietary Supplement Industries

April 5-7 in College Park, Maryland

AHPA and JIFSAN will provide hands-on experience testing products for microorganism contamination. Receive a $100 discount when you also register for the March 22 microbiology webinar.

October 2015 Meeting Minutes

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

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Whitepaper on DNA barcode testing reveals how misapplication of science led to baseless results

The Capabilities and Limitations of DNA Barcode Testing

A comprehensive analysis of DNA barcode testing on botanical dietary supplements has called conclusions reached by the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) office in an investigation of four major retailers of botanical supplements, a “…misuse of the technologies” that led to a “…misinterpretation of test results.”
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