Alkemists Announces 5-Day Turn-around Time as the Standard

Alkemists Labs announces the implementation of a Five Day Turn-around Time as standard for all routine whole botanical and plant extract ingredients submitted for cGMP Identity Testing by the HPTLC and Microscopy techniques. The company has worked over the past year to significantly optimize the ingredient identity testing services to meet the shortest of production schedules required by Contract Manufacturers in the Dietary Supplement Industry without incurring rush charges.

“To illustrate our commitment to our large and small clients alike, we’ve been able to reduce our standard turn-around time for routine samples helping ensure production campaigns remain on schedule while offsetting additional costs incurred by certain rush fees” says Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemists Labs. Sudberg continued “many of our customers have one week or less to qualify all their raw materials so that they can go into production. From all the feedback we’ve gotten, we didn’t want to be viewed as a bottleneck and have worked hard to fit seamlessly into their process, thereby adding value, not cost. When we’re talking about up to 20 or 30 ingredients needing identity confirmation per day for a single customer, the demand for a streamlined process needs to be well architected and cGMP compliant.”

Alkemists Labs Identity Reports contain the full analytical method including digital microscopy images and TLC chromatographic images, which show the sample fingerprint, a phytochemical reference standard and reference botanical fingerprint that collectively verify sample identity. The company also offers custom Customer Ingredient Libraries that can be stored electronically in a proprietary database housed at the laboratory, which enable customers to extract year-over data from lots tested instantly. An updated list of ingredients that can be tested is available for download from the Alkemists website.

Sudberg added “we’ve also recently expanded our capacity to better support finished product testing for dietary supplements utilizing HPLC including Stability or Shelf-life studies.” In addition to proprietary methods, Alkemists Labs routinely supports analytical methods from the United States Pharmacopoeia, British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, British Pharmacopoeia, European Pharmacopoeia, Japanese Pharmacopoeia, Pharmacopoeia of Peoples Republic of China and the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India.

For further information on Alkemists Labs contract testing services please contact us at (714) 754-4372 or [email protected]. For an updated glance at the various services and offerings from Alkemists Labs, visit

About Company

Alkemists Labs is a contract testing laboratory specializing in Natural Product Research & QC Analysis including but not limited to authentication, botanical ingredient identification and analytical services to the Dietary Supplement, Cosmetics and Food Industries. Located in Costa Mesa, CA Alkemists offers Clients a wide range of specialty research services using over 1100 proprietary analytical methods as well as Compendia methodologies to evaluate the safety, purity and quality of botanical substances and finished natural products.

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