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Duration: 4 days
The IFSTL is hosting a course on microscopic and chemical identification of botanicals used in dietary supplements.
Dr. George Ziobro, U.S. FDA,
Stanley Cichowicz (FDA-retired)
Dr. Janie Dubois, University of Maryland
Regulation in the U.S. concerning dietary supplements
Quality Assurance, including GMP
Supply chain management: How do you verify?
Receipt of raw material, testing
Sampling: Is it representative?
What is the question you are asking?
QA specs: Is it what you ordered?
Qualifications for rejection: How do you detect if it is adulterated (diagnostic characters and objective criteria)
Basis for criteria: What standards are available/do you have for criteria, how do you maintain the standards?
Good laboratory practices, introduction to ISO 17025
Techniques used in lab work:
Microscopy at low and high magnification
Digital imaging under the microscope
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Introduction to liquid and gas chromatography with various detectors