Current initiatives for the validation of analytical methods for botanicals.

Abstract:

:The demand for validated analytical methods for botanicals has grown in response to the increasing consumer market for botanical supplements. Government initiatives to increase the availability of validated analytical methods and botanical reference material have led to the publication of numerous validation studies in scientific journals. Single laboratory validation and collaborative validation studies are structured to confirm a method's ruggedness and fit for purpose. The performance characteristics and statistical protocols followed throughout a validation study vary with the source of guidelines. Analytical techniques and priority methods are influenced by the need for fast-screening techniques, the limited availability of reference material, market value, and the prevalence of contaminants in botanical supplements.

journal_name

Curr Opin Biotechnol

authors

Brown PN,Lister P

doi

10.1016/j.copbio.2013.10.003

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2014-02-01 00:00:00

pages

124-8

eissn

0958-1669

issn

1879-0429

pii

S0958-1669(13)00677-0

journal_volume

25

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