Announcement of the interim president of the North America Chapter

December 07, 2022 Chapter News 0 0

The North America Chapter of the HPTLC Association was officially announced at the EAS 2019 in Plainsboro, NJ. Three years later we would like to share with the HPTLC community and specially with those from the North America Chapter that James Kababick is our new interim president.


James Kababick is the founder and Director of Flora Research Laboratories, LLC (FRL) which specializes in the research and analysis of botanicals, dietary supplements and related compounds.  He is also the interim President of the North American Chapter of the HPTLC Association.  For many years he served as an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University where he taught botanical drug identification by microscopy and thin layer chromatography.  He serves on multiple expert committees for AOAC, USP, NIH, AHPA, and others.  James is the pioneer of the field called “Phytoforensic Science.”  Phytoforensic Science involves utilizing numerous technologies from microscopy to mass spectrometry to detect adulteration and contamination in the global food supply chain with a special focus on dietary supplements.  In 2010 James was named “Fellow of AOAC.”  He currently serves on the 2020-2025 USP Botanical Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines Expert Committee, the USP Joint Standard Settings Subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Modern Analytical Methods, the USP Dietary Protein Expert Committee, and the Saw Palmetto Modernization working group.   


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