Science & Technology Members

Founded in 1997, Alkemist Labs is a contract testing laboratory of natural products, herbal medicines and omega-3 fatty acids. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., Alkemist Labs is a cGMP contract laboratory specializing in routine QC/compendial testing, method development and validation services, dedicated research services for companies throughout the food & beverage, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets. Alkemist offers high throughput HPTLC analysis for botanical ingredient identity testing of whole herbs and plant extracts with a standard five business day turnaround time at no extra charge. In combination with HPLC, microscopy and our onsite herbarium, we offer the most reliable technical support and highest quality of services for companies to become cGMP compliant.



Founded in 1985 as a daughter company of CAMAG Switzerland, CAMAG Scientific, Inc. has become the leader in modern Thin-Layer Chromatography in North America. CSI plays a dominant role in the US market as a specialist in this technique. We distribute and service Swiss-made, state of the art TLC instrumentation, offer courses in Thin-Layer Chromatography with an emphasis on Method Development, and provide custom-made solutions to customer problems.

In 1996 CSI Analytical Lab Services was created and since that time, has operated as a contract laboratory, providing specialized TLC services in a cGMP/cGLP environment. The core business of the company has historically been the PHARMA industry, but beginning in 1997 there has been substantial focus on the analysis, particularly the identification of botanicals. Evidence of that focus can be seen in the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia monograph program, in the availability of TLC methods for a variety of botanicals, in the quality and availability of Botanical Analysis Courses, and in the close association with AOAC, USP, NIH, and now UNPA.

In combination with the Applications Laboratory in Switzerland, headed by Dr. Eike Reich who has been the catalyst for this vibrant focus on botanicals, we are striving to equip our company and our people with the necessary expertise and training to provide some real solutions to the botanical industry as it faces the inevitable day when the regulations come down, mandating an environment of current Good Manufacturing Practice. SOP's, instrument validations, instrument training, validated method, verifications, and cGMP training will all be required. We are certain that we can be a valuable partner in this new challenge. We do not think we have all the answers nor the only solution, however, we are confident that we have a good solution and we think we are up to the task.


Covance is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, helping pharmaceutical and biotech companies of all sizes fulfill their research and development, clinical trial, regulatory and marketing-support needs. Covance is also a leading provider of laboratory testing services to the environmental, food and nutritional supplement industries, and a provider of innovative custom antibody products and services to the research community for neurological disorders.


Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., CRB has developed an international reputation for providing engineering solutions for the natural products industry. Founded in 1984, the company has evolved from a three-person firm to a team of more than 600 professionals in 12 offices throughout the country. CRB specializes in providing deep knowledge of planning, designing and building manufacturing facilities for top private and public companies. It delivers in all areas of project execution, from strategic planning and initial project programming, through conceptual and detailed design and into construction, commissioning and validation. CRB has an unparalleled understanding of how to equip clients with efficient, flexible and interactive work environments that lead to business success.


Dyad Labs is constantly improving its systems and practices. By obtaining ISO 17025 accreditation, the laboratory has become a part of an internationally recognized standard of quality for testing laboratories.

With its start in 2008, Dyad Labs set out to bring specialty testing to the nutraceutical and food industries. Today, it has expanded into a full service third party contract laboratory, offering chemical and microbiological testing services using state of the art equipment.

Dyad Labs has a vast Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) identity testing library, as well as robust and accurate methods specifically designed for assay analysis of complex matrix samples by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC). We also offer trace metal and mineral testing services by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA). Whether you’re looking to test raw materials or finished goods, you can be confident that Dyad Labs will provide you with accurate, precise and timely results.


Flora Research Laboratories (FRL) is an industry leader in natural products research and testing, offering our clients the best in analytical quality and performance. Our FDA-trained director is a leading expert in botanical and dietary ingredient identity testing and an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, where he teaches botanical I.D. by microscopy and HPTLC. Flora Research works with the world’s largest analytical instrument companies to develop instrumentation and solutions for compliance with cGMPs. We offer extensive contract testing services with free rush upgrades for contract clients and use next-generation ICP-UCT-MS, HS-GCMS and GCMS-QQQ technologies for elemental, solvent residue and pesticide testing. FRL recently installed new state-of-the-art HPTLC and microscopy equipment, including a research-grade microscope and an HPTLC-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry interface to expand its identity and phytoforensic testing services. Equipped with one of the most advanced laboratories in the industry, the pioneers of phytoforensic testing solve problems ranging from product failure to routine QC analysis. As an FDA/NIH-recognized expert, the work at FRL will help assure cGMP compliance. 


  Healthnotes has deep domain expertise and clients throughout the supply chain from raw materials to consumers. The company began as a print newsletter created for retail stores by Dr. Skye Lininger, deliverubg the first scientific supplement data to retail consumers over 16 years ago. Since then, the company expanded its database and innovated access through touch-based retail kiosks — a first within the exploding natural foods retail channel. The database has grown organically with their customers to include comprehensive scientific, clinical, regulatory, product, ingredient, supplier, manufacturer, brand and process data. Today, the Integrated Data Platform is the most extensive data platform within the supplement industry. The platform delivers responsive experiences across mobile, kiosk and desktop through unique Healthnotes software services. The combination of information and software tools to promote effective, safe and responsible decisions for Healthnotes® customers.


KGK Science, based in London, Ontario, Canada, was established in 1997 and was founded by three scientists associated with The Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Western Ontario. KGK operates two divisions, a Contract Research Services (CRS) division and a New Product Development (NPD) division. The NPD division implements screening techniques to develop nutraceutical and functional food products. The CRS division provides a wide range of research studies to third-party organizations. KGK guides its clients through the research process, assisting them in identifying the health benefits of their products. KGK routinely works with clients to conduct studies that meet FDA regulations, FTC guidelines and aid in claims substantiation. Major areas of expertise include bioavailability and bioequivalence studies; mild, moderate and borderline-high LDL levels; impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance; women’s health; satiety; weight loss; inflammation; cold & flu; immune response and allergies. Other areas include studies in diseased populations such as cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and osteoarthritis.


Nosco Inc., headquartered in Gurnee, Ill., is a full-service, packaging-solutions provider, serving more than 350 customers in the healthcare industry since 1932. Nosco provides business resources, including prepress and design services and technical expertise with engineering, to understand packaging challenges and deliver individual solutions for labels, cartons, flexible packaging and literature. With a focus on service, Nosco helps clients improve efficiencies related to supply chain, cycle time, lean initiatives and product launches.


NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect the public by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.  Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. The NSF Dietary Supplement Certification Program utilizes state-of-the-art analytical laboratories and highly-skilled staff of chemists and microbiologists with the knowledge and expertise to evaluate the composition of dietary supplements, including: vitamins, minerals, herbs/botanicals, amino acids, sports supplements, concentrates, metabolites, constituents, and extracts.  NSF certification service includes product testing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspections, ongoing monitoring and use of the NSF Mark. NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to provide certification of dietary supplements. NSF also developed and maintains the only accredited American National Standard for dietary supplements - NSF/ANSI Standard 173. NSF's Dietary Supplement Programs include:

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Auditing, Consulting and Training
  • Athletic Banned Substances Certification - NSF Certified for Sport©
  • Dietary Supplement Testing & Certification
  • Ingredient Testing & Certification

  • NUVI is a real-time analytics platform focused on social media listening, engagement, and reporting. NUVI's web-based software platform makes social conversations actionable and insightful using elegant dashboards and unique visualizations. Spun out of creative agency Struck in 2011, NUVI is the tool of choice for innovative and socially intelligent organizations and is the exclusive partner in the wire service industry of the world’s leading commercial newswire, Business Wire, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

    NUVI analyzes data from millions of sources, including the full fire hose of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Vimeo and more than 3 million RSS feeds. The data NUVI gathers is presented in a visually intuitive, real-time display of conversations that measure influence and sentiment. These features allow users to immediately engage their detractors and supporters as well as analyze the success of their advertising, market research,public relations, competitor analysis, and marketing campaigns.


    PerkinElmer Inc. is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health. We provide customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection through imaging, software and services solutions. The company helps scientists, clinicians and governments make accurate detections for health and safety of people and the environment. Solutions range from more effective diagnostics and therapies to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink and our environment are safe from contaminants. The company reported 2013 revenues of $2.2 billion and has about 7,600 employees in more than 150 countries. 



    For more than 50 years, Milford, Mass.-based Waters Corp. has created business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable innovation to enable significant advancements in such areas as healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality, consumer products and high-value-added chemicals worldwide. Waters Corp. designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra-performance liquid chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments. Pioneering a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis, Waters technology breakthroughs and laboratory solutions provide an enduring platform for customer success. Publicly traded (NYSE:WAT) Waters Corp. employs approximately 5,000 employees worldwide, operating in 27 countries and achieved revenues of $1.9 billion in 2013.