The NSF International Health Sciences Division offers certification, training, consulting, testing, R&D, auditing and regulatory guidance for the pharmaceutical, biotech, dietary supplement and medical device industries throughout the entire product lifecycle. Our scientists and technical experts offer dietary supplement testing, certification and GMP auditing and training through the NSF Dietary Supplements Program; banned substance screening through the NSF Certified for Sport® program; a full-range of GMP and GLP analytical method development, testing, consulting and R&D services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through NSF Pharmalytica; and pharmaceutical and medical device training, auditing and consulting through NSF-DBA, which has 25 years of pharma experience. NSF Reference Standards Program supplies pharmaceutical reference standards to demonstrate the identity, purity, quality and strength of their products and ingredients. These are traceable to official pharmacopeial standards, as established by the United States Pharmacopeia® (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP) and are available for purchase via our website www.nsf-rs.org. Becker & Associates Consulting, Inc. is a leading clinical, regulatory and scientific consulting firm that specializes in U.S. FDA-regulated industries.
NSF Dietary Supplement Testing and Certification Program evaluates and certifies dietary/nutritional supplements and functional ingredients to ensure they meet the requirements of the official American National Standard for Dietary Supplements (NSF/ANSI Standard 173) NSF developed this standard with participation from a balanced stakeholder group, including the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), other federal agencies, state regulatory agencies, manufacturers, retailers, industry trade associations and consumer groups, and has worked with sports organizations, anti-doping agencies and supplement manufacturers for ten years to evaluate these products to help ensure their quality and safety. The certification process includes: a toxicology and label review to verify product formulation and marketing claims, a formulation review to identify and quantify dietary ingredients declared on the product label, a contaminant review, testing to ensure there are no ingredients present that are not declared on the label nor are there unsafe levels of contaminants, and a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility inspection.
NSF's Certified for Sport® Program builds on the NSF Dietary Supplement Certification Program by additionally screening for banned substances to ensure the product is free of prohibited substances on the WADA, NSF Annex A, NFL, MLB and NCAA prohibited substance lists. The NSF Certified for Sport® program is used by the NFL, MLB, LPGA, PGA and CCES to help ensure the supplements and sports nutrition products their athletes use are free of prohibited/banned substances.
NSF-DBA has an outstanding international reputation for cGMP consultancy, training and auditing in pharmaceutical quality management and regulatory compliance. NSF-DBA's services are the first choice of major multinationals and small start-up ventures worldwide. As Health Science Training experts, NSF-DBA provides comprehensive training to health science professionals on regulatory compliance issues through Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Human Error and Qualified Person and Quality Professional classes. NSF-DBA provides these services across Europe, the US and South Africa. NSF-DBA also offers comprehensive training across the US for the Dietary Supplements industry. Learn more about the Dietary Supplements Quality Professional Program. NSF-DBA works in conjunction with regulators and industry trade groups to coordinate the development of the new Stability Testing Guideline which outlines the science-based criteria necessary to support expiration dating in order to comply with the current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements.
NSF Pharmalytica provides analytical testing, consulting and research and development (R&D) services, expanding NSF's health sciences service offerings to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. NSF Pharmalytica operates primarily as a GLP & GMP contract laboratory, offering a wider array of independent testing and analytical services. Pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies benefit from these combined services, which are essential as the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical markets continue to grow globally. Learn more about testing capabilities.
NSF Reference Standards: At NSF Reference Standards, the quality of our reference standards is paramount, ensuring that each one meets the identity, strength, purity and quality requirements expected by the global pharmaceutical industry. Every NSF Reference Standard candidate goes through an extensive process of qualification and approval before reaching the customer. NSF Reference Standards are traceable to official pharmacopeial standards, as established by the United States Pharmacopeia® (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (EP) and are available for purchase via our website 'purchase products' or through a local distributor.
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