NJ Labs celebrates 85 years, looks to future with CBD testing

Although it got its start in dairy testing, today, NJ Labs specializes in analytical chemistry and microbiology testing for the generic pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries.

NJ Labs (New Brunswick, NJ) celebrates 85 years in operation. Although it got its start in dairy testing, today, it specializes in analytical chemistry and microbiology testing for the generic pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries—from elemental and vitamin analysis to gas chromatography (GC), and antimicrobial effectiveness testing. NJ Labs is privately owned; FDA and DEA inspected; and certified for full-service contract analytical testing.

“NJ Labs wasn’t always focused on the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industry,” said Sandra Lee, CEO of NJ Labs, in a press release. “We started as a dairy lab that serviced the ice cream and milk industries with truck drivers that drove around New Jersey and New York to collect samples. However, when I joined in 2013, we were moving more towards dietary supplements because the FDA had begun to step in and regulate the industry more, creating an opportunity for NJ Labs to expand.”

In addition to its existing services, NJ Labs has moved into the fast-growing and competitive cannabis industry. 

“Cannabis manufacturers are facing an issue of consistency right now,” Lee said. “Many manufacturers are trusting labs without auditing them first, then finding themselves surprised when a product that they are promising to contain only a minuscule level of THC, actually has levels that would result in someone failing a drug test. At NJ Labs, we are committed to best practices that have allowed us to offer consistent results to all manufacturers we serve. Our clients can be assured that we have been here in the past, and we will be here in the future.”

Celebrate the anniversary with NJ Labs at this year's SupplySide West on October 27, at 1 pm, at booth 5080.