The Essential Attributes of Hemp Quality - USP Technology Spotlight
Dec 15, 2020 12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Dr. Nandakumara (Nandu) Sarma is the Director for the Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines program at US Pharmacopeia (USP) responsible for strategy and external stakeholder engagement for new and innovative projects, working with global stakeholders and expert volunteers in the development of quality standards (monographs and general chapters) for dietary supplements and herbal medicines that are published in the USP Dietary Supplements Compendium and the Herbal Medicine Compendium.
Before joining USP 2006, he was a post-doctoral fellow at National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia and was a Senior Scientific Officer at The Himalaya Drug Company, India. His research experience includes isolation and analysis of active components of botanicals and their biologic activity. He published more than 25 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sarma holds a Pharmacist degree and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences (pharmacognosy) from Banaras Hindu University, India.