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Complete Series
Get a discount by registering for the entire series! After registration to the series or a single session information on how to access the webinar recording(s) will be sent to you via email within 72 hours. Recordings will be accessible for 30 days using the login and password information provided.
$650.00 $36.74
Quality Control Assessment Techniques   more info $100.00 $6.49
Botanical Identification   more info $100.00 $6.49
Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Botanical Ingredients   more info $100.00 $6.49
Microscopic Assessment of Botanical Ingredients   more info $100.00 $6.49
Chemical Assessment of Botanical Ingredients   more info $100.00 $6.49
Botanical Ingredient Adulteration   more info $100.00 $6.49
Quality Control Reference Materials   more info $100.00 $6.49
Botanical Reference Materials
February 27, 2014, 1 pm EDT
$100.00 $6.49

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Botanical Pharmacognosy and GMP Compliance:
Identity and quality assessment of botanical ingredients for
quality control personnel

Presented by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® and Hosted by BioNetwork

This series is designed to introduce quality control personnel to the broad toolbox of botanical ingredient assessment techniques that were once integral in the botanical products industry. The strengths and weaknesses of each technique will be discussed and practical guidance provided on how to incorporate each tool into a botanical quality assurance system.

Each session will be held from 1 pm - 2:30 pm EDT. Sessions can be taken individually, in combination, or as a complete series. Sign up for the entire series for a reduced rate!

After registration to the series or a single session information on how to access the webinar recording(s) will be sent to you via email within 72 hours.  Recordings will be accessible for 30 days using the login and password information provided.  We encourage you to share the webinar(s) with others within your company and to document their viewing as a way to provide botanical identification training as required by GMPs. Recordings of each new session will be available within 30 days of the live recording.

If you have difficulty accessing any session, please contact biobusiness@ncbionetwork.org.

System requirements: Internet access, internal or external computer speakers.

Quality Control Assessment Techniques
This webinar will provide QC personnel with an overview of the analytical techniques typically applied to the identification and quality assessment of botanical ingredients. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) require the application of methodologies that are “scientifically valid.” While all these techniques are scientifically valid, their scientific validity depends on the analytical endpoint and the matrix being tested. The basics of the varying technologies will be discussed and guidance provided on what tests are most appropriate for which matrices and analytical endpoints. 

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and James Neal-Kababick, Director, Flora Research Laboratories.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance personnel.

Recording Available

Botanical Identification
Botanical identification is the primary technique used to assure the identity of plants, yet botanical identification is not fully integrated into the quality assurance programs of the natural products industry. This webinar will provide QC personnel with a detailed orientation of how botanical identification techniques and terminology are applied to the assessment of a variety of plant parts that are commonly used. Additionally, guidance will be provided on how companies can improve accountability and documentation of botanical ingredient identification within the supply chain and develop their own actual or virtual herbarium.

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Steven Yeager, Laboratory/Quality Control Manager, Mountain Rose Herbs.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance, purchasing, and research and development personnel.

Recording Available

Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Botanical Ingredients
For assessment of crude herb materials, macroscopic and organoleptic analyses are among the most rapid, accurate, and cost-effective of the analytical technologies for identification and quality assessment of botanical ingredients. This webinar will provide QC personnel with a detailed orientation of how macroscopic and organoleptic identification techniques and terminology are applied to the assessment of crude plant parts.

Presenter: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance personnel.

Recording Available

Microscopic Assessment of Botanical Ingredients
Once whole botanical materials are powdered, identification can only be done using microscopy, chemical, or molecular methods. Botanical microscopy was the cornerstone of botanical ingredient quality control from the late 1800s to the 1950s. Microscopy remains an extremely valuable and low cost assessment tool for differentiating between closely related plants and detecting foreign matter and impurities in a single analysis. While competency with botanical microscopy can only come with experience and time, this webinar will provide enough of a theoretical foundation to allow QC personnel to begin doing basic microscopic analyses that will eventually lead to competency.

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Elan Mikel Sudberg, CEO, Alkemists Laboratories.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance personnel.

Recording Available

Chemical Assessment of Botanical Ingredients
There are a variety of assessment tools for the identification and quality control of botanical ingredients. This webinar will introduce participants to those tools and their specific application to botanical ingredients, both in developing qualitative fingerprints and quantifying individual compounds.

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and James Neal-Kababick, Director, Flora Research Laboratories.

Recording Available

Botanical Ingredient Adulteration
Both intentional and unintentional adulteration of botanical ingredients has been a significant problem in the herbal products industry throughout history. This webinar will present participants with examples of adulterants that occur in today’s supply chain and provide insights on how these can be avoided. It is particularly valuable for QC and QA personnel as well as executive management to attend this workshop. 

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Elan Mikel Sudberg, CEO, Alkemists Laboratories.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance, purchasing, and research and development personnel; general management.

Recording Available

Quality Control Reference Materials 
Pharmacopoeias have been, both internationally and historically, the primary guiding documents for assuring the identity, purity, quality, and testing of botanical ingredients. Monographs contained in pharmacopoeias provide a suite of tests that, if followed, will guarantee with a high degree of confidence the authenticity, purity, and quality of the material. This webinar will present an overview of pharmacopoeia monographs, what they are, what they do, and how they can be applied to the development of specifications and compliance with GMPs. It is particularly valuable for QC and QA personnel as well as executive management to attend this workshop.

Presenters: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Josef Brinckmann, Vice President of Sustainability, Traditional Medicinals.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance, purchasing, and research and development personnel; general management.

Recording Available

Botanical Reference Materials
Botanical Reference Materials (BRMs) are botanical materials whose authenticity has been independently confirmed, and they are integral to the authentication of botanical ingredients as a means of confirming the identity of test samples. FDA Botanical Identification Guidance documents and GMPs make frequent reference to the importance of reference materials in analytical testing. This webinar will provide guidance on how to obtain appropriate BRMs, and discuss the use of BRMs in analytical testing, challenges in interpreting comparative fingerprints between BRMs and test samples, and the development of botanical extract BRMs.

Presenter: Roy Upton, RH, DAyu, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

Who should attend: Quality control, quality assurance, purchasing, and research and development personnel.

February 27, 2014

 

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