HPTLC – New Reference Book

(SALT LAKE CITY, February 9, 2007) Analysis and identification of botanicals remains a principal challenge for dietary supplement GMP compliance. This task will now be considerably easier with the publication of “High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography for the Analysis of Medicinal Plants” by Eike Reich, Ph.D. and Anne Schibli. Dr. Reich is an internationally recognized expert on thin-layer chromatography for medicinal plants, who has lectured and written widely on this critical subject. Dr. Reich is head of laboratory of CAMAG based in Muttenz, Switzerland. CAMAG is a member of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) Analytical Members Group who collectively work to advance the science and technology needed to quickly and efficiently test dietary supplements to assure identity, purity and conformance to standards. Loren Israelsen, Executive Director of UNPA notes, “This treatise is a major contribution to the natural products scientific and technical literature. HPTLC is a precise and reliable tool to help meet the demands placed on QA personnel to authenticate botanical material which is often in powdered form. This presents a unique challenge to assure proper identification. This book will help meet the challenge to assure botanical dietary supplement quality and integrity.”

The book is available for purchase at the price of $125. For further information, please contact Roger James, President, CAMAG: (910) 343-1830, [email protected]

About the UNPA
United Natural Products Alliance, www.unpa.com, 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.


For further information, contact: Loren Israelsen, Executive Director, UNPA: (801) 474-2572, [email protected]

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