Core Staff

 

Amanda J. Vickers, M.S.

Director, USBSL   BIO >

 

Rolando Boye

Laboratory Manager

 

Matt Robison, PhD.

R&D Manager

 

Chanel Kaminis

Compliance Manager

 

 

Academic Affiliates

 

Dr. Joe-Ann McCoy

Director, The North Carolina Arboretum Germplasm Repository BIO >

 

Dr. Kevin Knagge

Analytical Sciences Lab Manager, David H. Murdock Research Institute BIO >

 

Executive Committee

George Briggs

Executive Director, The North Carolina Arboretum

 

Greg Cumberford
Technology Crops International

 

Dr. William Greenlee
President & CEO, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

 

Dr. Wei Jia

Professor and Co-Director, UNCG Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components

 

Dr. Michael Luther

 

Dr. Maria Rapoza

Vice President, Science and Technology Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

 

Sarah Smith

Director of Sponsored Programs, General Administration, The University of North Carolina

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CUSTOM BOTANICAL TESTING, FORMULATION SERVICES AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

About US Botanical Safety Laboratory

The US Botanical Safety Laboratory (USBSL) is a non-profit botanical ingredient testing laboratory service in North Carolina. USBSL offers botanical identity, microbials, heavy metals, pesticides, and phytochemical testing services for supply chain clients in the US natural products industry and abroad. USBSL operates in a collaborative network of research and private institutional labs with core botanical expertise. USBSL also offers extraction concentration and formulation services for natural products including dietary supplements, personal care products, and cosmetics.

 

Bent Creek Institute

Bent Creek Institute, Inc. (BCI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit business incubator conserving and developing WNC's unique plant biodiversity assets by anchoring our nation's emerging integrative wellness economy through science in botanical quality and safety. BCI is a collaborator of The North Carolina Arboretum (TNCA), an affiliate of The University of North Carolina. BCI will collaborate with Asheville’s extraordinary integrative healthcare community to make our region synonymous with safe, effective, and affordable botanical therapies as a primary wellness support system backed by ethical life sciences, sustainable cultivation practices, and thousands of years of traditional use worldwide.

 

Skyland Botanical Business Consulting

To meet the growing need for assistance in development of cGMP processes, USBSL has partnered with Skyland Botanical Business Consulting, an Asheville-based team of herbal and wellness practitioners with project management, 2nd party auditing, and process improvement and external audit expertise. The project management and implementation support offered through this team is customized to help your herbal or natural product business achieve its goal of cGMP implementation and continual improvement.

 

BioNetwork Laboratory

The BioNetwork Laboratory is a well-equipped laboratory located on the Enka campus of A-B Tech Community College near Asheville. The BioNetwork  offers a variety of laboratory testing and quality-related services including making analytical equipment such as CAMAG HP-TLC, and HPLC-DAD available for USBSL client projects.

 

David H. Murdock Research Institute

Located at the heart of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) bridges the research gap between academics and industry by providing R&D solutions in a customer-focused, yet collaborative environment. Working together with the campus partners, DHMRI, a 501(c)3 research institute, supports R&D efforts by bringing together campus wide expertise and advanced instrumentation. 

 

 

This project received funding from The Golden LEAF Foundation.