The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will host a two-day training program for microscopic identification of popular botanical materials.
The event is intended to help manufacturers and suppliers meet the burdens of verifying the identity of botanical ingredients under the Food and Drug Administration's good manufacturing practice (cGMP).
The event will be taught by Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Pharmaceuticals, and is scheduled for May 7-8, 2011, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
The key goals of the program include providing microscopists the skills and ability to confidently and competently analyze popular botanical ingredients often used in commercial products, as well as providing hands-on experience. Indeed, about 75 percent of the program will be spent actively using microscopes and analyzing botanical materials.
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