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United Natural Products Alliance and United States Pharmacopeia to Co-host Education Session - TLC For Dietary Supplements: Botanicals

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) will be conducting a one-day seminar on Thursday, October 30 on the topic of thin layer chromatography (TLC), a laboratory technique for the separation of mixtures, for dietary supplements, specifically botanicals. This course will offer guidance in interpreting results obtained with comprendial TLC methods within the realm of botanicals, and will include live demonstrations to further enhance lecture content.

Course topics include: standardized methodology and SOP for TLC/HPLC; translating comprendial instructions into experimental details; operating modern HPTLC equipment, particularly instruments for sample application, chromatogram development and documentation of chromatograms; cGMP issues associated with TLC/HPLC; and ways to improve the quality of TLC separation.
The education session will be of particular interest to analysts of botanical manufacturing companies and contract laboratories, regulators including FDA inspectors, and consultants with all levels of experience in TLC.

Location: Marriott City Center, 220 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a reception following the seminar
Cost: $495 for first person; $295 for each additional company member
Registration: Contact Lindsay Wright with UNPA at (801) 474-2572 or [email protected]

About UNPA:
United Natural Products Alliance,, is a trade organization representing many of the world's leading dietary supplement companies. Founded in Utah in 1991, UNPA was instrumental in the passage of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and continues to take a leadership position in regulatory issues and industry best practices.

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