Varian Inc. & Flora Research Laboratories form Alliance to Support Advancement of LC-MS Science Related To Dietary Supplement cGMP's

November 1, 2008

Varian Inc. (Walnut Creek, CA) and Flora Research Laboratories (Grants Pass, OR) have formed an alliance to advance the understanding and implementation of LC-MS solutions for complex dietary supplement analysis.

Varian Inc. (Walnut Creek, CA) and Flora Research Laboratories (Grants Pass, OR) have formed an alliance to advance the understanding and implementation of LC-MS solutions for complex dietary supplement analysis. With the implementation of new cGMP regulations for dietary supplements, the FDA now requires substantially higher levels of testing for dietary supplement ingredients than required previously under the food cGMP’s. Often, these new testing demands can be more easily accomplished with the use of LC-MS solutions saving tens of thousands of dollars in method development. To assist in-house and independent laboratories ease the implementation of LC-MS solutions, Flora Research Laboratories will be working closely with Varian Inc. to develop educational sessions, application notes, peer-reviewed journal articles, and other resources demonstrating how this process can be accomplished with an investment similar to that one would pay for a traditional quality HPLC combined detector solution.