Workshop Offered on GMP Testing Requirements

To assist dietary supplement manufacturers in complying with the current GMPs, Dr. Mark Roman of Tampa Bay Analytical Research Laboratories (TBAR) and Jana Hildreth of Blaze Science Industries (BSI) are offering a 1-day course on analytical method development and validation for dietary supplements.

To be held at the TradeWinds Hotel in St. Pete’s Beach Florida on July 10, 2010, the course, sponsored in part by Verdure Sciences, is open to all involved with Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Dietary Supplements, including technicians, supervisors, and managers. The course will be held in conjunction with the 51st annual meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Society of North America.

“The course has been structured to teach a systematic approach to method development and optimization, and particularly how to perform a single laboratory validation in compliance with AOAC and ICH guidelines,” said Hildreth. “We anticipate this workshop will offer valuable and documented training, important especially now with GMPs coming into full force.”

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course, supporting GMP training requirements. Limited seats are available, and reservations are required. For more information please visit

Workshop Background: The development of this course was funded by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at NIH through a government contract to Blaze Science Industries LLC. Dr. Roman and Ms. Hildreth have both partnered with NIH and NIST in the development of analytical testing methods and reference materials, and are currently working on an NIH-ODS funded validation of an analytical method for the determination of catechins and caffeine in green tea products, for submission to the Journal of AOAC International. Dr. Roman currently serves as Subject Matter Expert on Dietary Supplements for AOAC. This workshop is also supported by Verdure Sciences.

About BSI

BSI is a leading nutraceutical consulting business and contract research organization
focusing on dietary supplement development, research, testing, formulation, and education to bring quality products to market for its customers.

About TBAR
Tampa Bay Analytical Research (TBAR) is a leader in contract services to the dietary supplement community, including raw material suppliers and finished product manufacturers, government agencies such as NIH, FDA, and USDA, and organizations and associations such as AOAC, AHPA, ABC, and AHP. Services include analytical method development and validation, contract analysis for quality control of both raw materials and finished products, consulting services, training, and expert testimony in litigation.

About Verdure Sciences
Verdure Sciences offers innovative bionutritionals through the integration of agricultural networks, manufacturing control, and university-based, cutting-edge research. Verdure Sciences is GMP certified by NSF International, and holds ISO, HACCP, USDA Organic, and Kosher Certifications.

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