Botanical Identification and Testing

January 17 – 18, 2023

Course Overview

This training provides an overview of the guidance on testing methodology, specifications and ingredient identification for botanicals. Combining extensive industry experience and real-world case studies with flexible and convenient training, participants in NSF’s botanical identification and testing course will:

· Identify botanical unknowns

· Investigate the characterization of botanicals

· Differentiate between natural and adulterated botanicals

· Review organoleptic characterization

· Learn how high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) can be used for testing adulterated botanical identification

· Make sense of complex steps to ensure testing methods are scientifically valid for species identification

Botanical Identification - Methods in Chemistry

In this section, you will learn about:

· Adulteration in botanicals

· Complexity within botanicals

· Variations

· Reference materials

· Evaluation tools

· Spectroscopic techniques

· Chromatographic techniques

· Spectrometric techniques

· Spectroscopic techniques

· Genomic techniques

Date: Januray 17, 2023

Date January 18, 2023

1:00 PM Eastern Time - 5 :00 PM Eastern Time (Both Days)


Cost: $995.00
Course participation log in information will be sent via email. Attending NSF training sessions does not provide an advantage, nor is it linked in any way to the granting of certification.

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