NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, September 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – While Dr. David Levowitz was at Rutgers University, he saw a growing need to promote quality in dairy and food production, so he created New Jersey Dairy Laboratories in 1936 for this purpose. At that time, he probably had no idea of ââthe extent of his laboratory. As New Jersey Laboratories celebrates its 85th year in business, looking back on its past and where the company stands today provides a glimpse of what the future holds as one of the leaders in the analytical testing industry.
Although NJ Labs got its start in dairy testing, it eventually gained more recognition and built its reputation as an innovator in the industry with a history of pioneering analytical test methods and standardized control systems. Under new ownership, the lab dropped “Dairy” from its name in the late 1970s as it expanded into new industries including pharmaceutical, environmental and water testing services.
âNJ Labs has not always focused on the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industry,â said Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs. âWe started out as a dairy lab that served the ice cream and milk industries with truck drivers who traveled across New Jersey and New York to collect samples. However, when I joined the group in 2013, we were moving more towards dietary supplements because the FDA had started to step in and regulate the industry more, creating an opportunity for NJ Labs to grow.
Today, NJ Labs manages the full range of tests. The laboratory specializes in analytical chemistry and microbiology tests for the generic pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food supplements, cosmetics and cannabis / CBD industries. To name just a few of its services, the laboratory offers elemental and vitamin analyzes; gas chromatography (GC); and antimicrobial efficacy testing. NJ Labs is a private company; FDA and DEA inspected; and certified for full service contract analytical testing. Its team of scientists and researchers continue to work to build on the laboratory’s heritage in developing and validating methods for raw materials and finished products.
In addition to its initiatives in the fields of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and others, NJ Labs has also entered the rapidly growing and competitive cannabis industry. As government regulation and federal involvement in the cannabis industry continue to grow, the role of the testing laboratory has become all the more crucial for manufacturers looking to bring new products to market.
âCannabis manufacturers are currently facing a consistency issue,â said Lee. âMany manufacturers trust labs without auditing them first, and then find themselves surprised when a product that they promise to contain only a trace amount of THC, in fact has levels that would cause a product to fail. drug test. At NJ Labs, we are committed to applying the best practices that have enabled us to deliver consistent results to all the manufacturers we serve. Our customers can rest assured that we have been here in the past and will be in the future.
In addition to being an ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 accredited contract testing laboratory in accordance with strict CGMP standards, NJ Labs is also in a unique position to serve manufacturers as it is also a registered and inspected laboratory by the FDA and DEA. With a long history of confidence in the handling of controlled substances and pharmaceuticals, NJ Labs understands the regulatory environment and is able to provide much-needed transparency and precision to manufacturers.
Join NJ Labs at West side supply, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at Booth 5080 for a festive, fully tested glass of champagne to celebrate 85 years of going beyond testing. Learn more about NJ Labs history and services To: https://njlabs.com.
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