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Mushroom ingredients supplier Sempera Organics partners with testing lab Alkemist Labs.
Mushroom ingredients supplier Sempera Organics (Morgan Hill, CA) has signed a collaborative agreement with analytical testing laboratory Alkemist Labs (Garden Grove, CA) to develop testing protocols for fungi-derived bioactive ingredients.
“Under the terms of the agreement, Sempera and Alkemist will collaborate on various fronts geared towards improving and developing protocols for testing fungi-derived bio-actives and creating robust standards for measuring quality, purity, and identity,” states a Sempera press release. Sempera will also join the Alkemist Assured program, in which companies agree to make public the results of testing that Alkemist Labs performs on their products, to ensure supply chain transparency.
In the press release, Dennis Desjardin, chief mycologist for Sempera Organics, stated that current tests for mushroom bio-actives could be improved. “Mycelium produces high quantities of beta-glucans, dietary fibers, and bioactive compounds, but current tests for these are often inaccurate, not reproducible, or unavailable,” he stated. “Working with Alkemist, we intend to develop new methods to accurately identify and quantify helpful compounds that will aid in producing ingredients standardized for specific bio-actives and stimulate further research.” Read more: https://shorturl.at/uwz46