Arizona Nutritional Supplements selects Alkemists Labs as Partner For Quality

Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS), a leading GMP certified contract manufacturer of custom nutritional and dietary supplements announces the selection of Alkemists Labs as their "Partner for Quality." ANS offers its clients extensive manufacturing expertise and resources that assure the highest quality of and added value to their Natural Products. Alkemists Labs, a Southern California based specialty contract testing laboratory provides customers a seamless experience in contract research and QC/compendia analysis to meet the most time critical demands in Raw Material Selection, Finished Product Testing and Stability Study Testing.

As part of a strategic growth initiative for 2009, ANS screened the contract testing services of multiple well-known laboratories in the industry and applied the same criteria for quality, reliability and customer support that it offers. ANS selected Alkemists Labs due to their overall flexibility, responsiveness and expertise which highly complimented in-house analytical resources. Michael Hoard, VP of Quality Control at ANS said "we needed a laboratory that above all shared a common vision and reputation; we needed a partner for quality that was willing to fit within our existing business model as well as grow into our future plans." Hoard added "ANS focuses on processes that translate directly into bottom line efficiency and adding value to our customers at every step possible. Where it makes the most sense to outsource, we outsource, but not just to anybody hence Alkemists earned a preferred spot in our corporate strategy."

Sidney Sudberg, CEO, Alkemists Labs - "Time is Money – an old cliché indeed, but how many labs really subscribe to it? Ok, yes that was meant to be a rhetorical question. My point is we strive on a daily basis to understand our clients' business models and needs, whether they are raw material suppliers, contract manufacturers, formulators or all of the above. We seek out to understand all the steps involved, from A to Z, and work with our customers to figure out where it makes the most sense to partner, not just render a service to them." Sudberg added "like the ANS team, we provide comprehensive solutions, based on good relationships, high quality science and excellent service. This is our mantra and something we don't compromise on."

In collaboration with Alkemists Labs, ANS will be better able to provide full transparency and traceability of analytical testing as required by cGMP's, from raw material identity qualification to finished product release testing. The overall strategy aligns resources from both companies in a well defined agreement that promotes and assures quality as well as safety. The strategic relationship will also help improve overall quality, reduce production costs by up to 6% and more importantly mitigate manufacturing delays resulting from unforeseen analytical challenges that can yield premiums of up to 15% on contract manufacturing services over a given campaign.

About ANS
Arizona Nutritional Supplements opened in 1995 as the vision of two young owners, and has quickly become one of the most reputable manufacturers of dietary supplements in the industry. ANS is OTC registered, NPA cGMP and NSF GMP certified, and operates a state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. ANS is also a private label and custom contract manufacturer providing a complete range of services including: high and low volume fully automatic packaging, client specific solutions, a fully staffed on-site laboratory for analytical and microbiological testing, research and development department, import; export documentation, regulatory compliance consultation and assistance.

About Alkemists Labs
Alkemists 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 Costa Mesa, California, Alkemists Labs offers Clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients and finished products. Alkemists Labs 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.

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