Natural Products Training Laboratory

The University of Mississippi
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  • Overview

    The following are summaries of the courses offered at our newly constructed Natural Products Training Laboratory (NPTL) in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, in partnership with the National Center for Natural Products Research.

    Upcoming Courses

    Botanical Dietary Supplement Course Dates

    TBA

    NSF Course Dates

    21 CRF 111 Dietary Supplement GMP Overview

    Course Fee

    $1200.00

    Select the date you would like to register for below:

    September 24-25, 2019

    Dietary Supplement Labeling Compliance

    Course Fee

    $900.00

    Select the date you would like to register for below:

    September 24, 2019

    Dietary Supplement Claims Substantiation

    Course Fee

    $900.00

    Select the date you would like to register for below:

    September 23, 2019

    *More information to come. Additional course dates TBA. For more information, please email nptl@olemiss.edu or call 662-915-1090.

    NPTL Registration details

    Limit of 10 seats per course. Once course is full, additional participants will be wait-listed and will receive first priority if a seat becomes available.

    3-day course, $2995
    5-day course, $4995

    Fee includes training and registration, lodging, and session materials. Airfare is not included.
    You will receive confirmation e-mail after completing registration.

    3-day courses will be held from Monday to Wednesday and the 5-day participants will stay Thursday & Friday for the additional aspects of MS. We are currently in the process of adding new modular courses to better suit your needs.  Please continue to check our page for new dates and new courses.


    NPTL Course Details

    BDS-Basic

    A 3-day basic course providing a blend of theoretical and practical information regarding botanical authentication and modern LC techniques and technologies.

    These courses target individuals working in the dietary supplement industry and who have a good working knowledge of HPLC equipment and use. Attendees do not need to have a strong botanical knowledge or theoretical understanding of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. These courses are designed to provide this information.

    Upon completing the 3-day course, attendees will gain basic understanding in the following areas:

    • plant taxonomy and botanical nomenclature
    • herbarium techniques and importance of voucher samples
    • identification and authentication of botanicals by macroscopy and microscopy methods
    • preparation of botanical samples for microscopic analyses
    • basic principles and operation of HPTLC
    • role of LC/MS and GC/MS in authenticating processed materials
    • modern LC separation and detection techniques, including supercritical fluid chromatography
    • modern LC column particle technologies and the concepts and parameters which drive separation performance
    • how LC methods can be transferred among columns with different particle size, as well as between LC platforms of varying levels of performance (HPLC, UHPLC and UPLC)
    • how LC methods can be used for qualitative and quantitative analysis and comparison of botanicals
    • LC data processing, including how CDS software can be used to expedite data analysis and evaluation
    • chromatographic peak homogeneity (UV and MS)
    • how UV spectral libraries are created and used

    BDS-Extended

    A 5-day basic course that includes MS theory and practical quantitative applications in natural products, in addition to the 3-day course material.

    Attendees completing the 5-day course will also learn the following aspects of MS:

    • MS theory
    • MS acquisition modes
    • MS method development
    • MS calibration
    • MS quantification
    • MS sample preparation
    • specific applications of MS detection for botanicals and dietary supplements

    BDS-Advanced

    A 3-day advanced course providing an advanced blend of theoretical and practical information regarding botanical authentication and modern LC techniques and technologies as well as problem solving. 

    This course will provide attendees with advanced training in analytical techniques. This will include a practical training and a critical understanding of the laboratory-based techniques the attendees may encountered in their research activities.

    Upon completing the 3-day course, attendees will gain advanced understanding in the following areas:

    • Strategic planning of analytical techniques to apply to different types of samples including selection of the most appropriate technique/instrumentation for the analysis.
    • Design an analytical work-flow to acquire and process data from the chosen instruments.
    • Importance of good chromatography
    • How to select/optimize an appropriate mobile phase and develop gradient or isocratic elution methods.
    • Selection of columns/TLC plates (stationary and mobile phases)
    • Selection of appropriate detection methods
    • Principles and components of the mass spectrometer
    • Sample preparation, calibration standards and sample properties
    • Logical steps of instrument troubleshooting
    • Examples of practical solutions specific to botanicals

     

     


    NSF Course Details

    Course summaries of the NSF International Dietary Supplement Training Course which are offered at the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Natural Products Research

    21 CRF 111 Dietary Supplement GMP Overview

    Attend an extensive 2-day training course on 21 CFR 111, the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in manufacturing, and packaging, labeling, or holding operations for dietary supplements. This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including:

    • Manufacturing
    • Quality Control Quality Assurance
    • Management
    • Laboratory Operations
    • Packaging and Labeling
    • Auditing
    • Suppliers and Distributors
    • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
    • Other Technical Professional
     

    These guidelines are intended to be applicable to dietary supplements as defined and covered by 21 CFR 111, but may also be applied to dietary ingredients and other components. The course provides an in-depth review of the regulation and provides case studies to review recent FDA Warning Letters initiated to Dietary Supplement companies for non-compliance with 21 CFR 111 GMPs.

    Maximum # of Attendees: 60                                     Trainer: Shawn Ludlow

    Dietary Supplement Labeling Compliance

    It is up to dietary supplement manufacturers to ensure their supplement labels are compliant before they go to market, and the regulations can be confusing and difficult to interpret. Label noncompliance can cause your product to be considered misbranded and subject to Food & Drug Administration regulatory action. Learn about the regulations that govern dietary supplement labeling, including what can be considered a dietary supplement, mandatory aspects on the principal display panel, Supplement Facts formatting, ingredient lists, and types of permitted claims, enforcement/litigation trends, and other responsibilities of dietary supplement manufacturers such as Adverse Event Reporting. The course is interactive, with hands-on exercises. Bring your questions and prepare to interact with the instructor and your peers in the industry.

    This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including:

    • Management • Marketing
    • Quality Control/Assurance • Packaging
    • Sales • Laboratory Operations
    • Product Development • Suppliers and Distributors
    • Regulatory Affairs • Legal

    Dietary Supplement Claims Substantiation

    The labeling and promotion of your dietary supplement products are the most visible ways that the Food & Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission can track your compliance with federal regulations.  A perfect complement to “Dietary Supplement Labeling Compliance”, this course will go over in detail each type of permitted claim that is available to you and the criteria for making each one. We will cover FDA and FTC standards for substantiation, how to build the substantiation for each claim that the FDA and FTC requires you to hold to ensure your claims are accurate and not misleading, and how you can avoid making implied claims which could lead to regulatory enforcement. Participants will learn how public knowledge of FTC and FDA enforcement actions affect business performance, enforcement/litigation trends and other responsibilities of dietary supplement manufacturers such as structure/function claim notification.

    The course is interactive, with hands-on exercises including case-studies from recent Warning Letters. Bring your questions and prepare to interact with the instructor and your peers in the industry.

    This course is geared to those individuals involved in the dietary supplement industry including:

    • Management • Marketing
    • Quality Control/Assurance • Packaging
    • Sales • Laboratory Operations
    • Product Development • Suppliers and Distributors
    • Regulatory Affairs • Legal

     


    Guest Lecturer

    Each 3- and 5-day training course will feature a special guest lecturer (from industry, government or academia) announced prior to the individual courses.

    For more information about upcoming guest lecturers, check the listings on our NPTL Course Overview page.