Serge Philibert Kuate
PhD, Quality Director, N.H.P. Laboratories
Serge manages the Quality Management System and the ISO 17025 accreditation program at N.H.P. Laboratories Inc. He obtained his PhD from the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg (Germany) in 2008, focusing on enzymes purification and characterization.
Prior to studying in Germany, he graduated from Cameroonian universities. Between 2008 and 2012, he worked as scientist at international research institutions, including Rothamsted Research (England, UK) and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). His qualifications include chromatographic and spectral techniques (LC-MS/MS, HPLC, GC-MS, etc.), electrophoretic techniques (SDS-PAGE, Native PAGE), as well as microbiology (fungi and bacteria) and enzymatic activity.
His research outputs are documented as publications in several international peer-reviewed journals. Serge is also specialized in Quality Assurance of Health Products and lectures in the Quality Assurance program of the Gerald Godin College.
Their experience includes:
- Decades of experience in the biotech sector in the field of chromatography, which includes TLC, HPLC, GC, GC‑MS, LC‑MS/MS, and ICP‑OES;
- Decades of experience in pharmaceutical and natural health product fields;
- Extensive backgrounds in quality control laboratories and product assurance, as well as research and development;
- Strong knowledge in United States, British, and European pharmacopeias, as well as ICH, GLP, and cGMP guidelines.
Their fields of expertise include:
Their fields of expertise include Biotechnology, enzymology, chemistry, biodistribution, sterility, microbiology, and protein chemistry, and extends to many other specializations.
The team has strong backgrounds in procedural development of laboratory quality-management systems, and are proficient in qualitative and quantitative testing of ingredients and finished products.
The Laboratory Director is specialized in method development and validation of natural health products and dietary supplements. The staff’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
The ISO quality-control experts maintain their knowledge at the leading edge by regularly attending seminars and training conferences.
We invest over 880 hours per week testing thousands of ingredient samples prior to inclusion in every Vitazan product. All ingredients are tested for identity, purity, and potency to verify the accuracy and integrity of every certificate of analysis. Our industry-specific scientific team employs advanced analytical equipment to examine the fingerprint of all the constituents of ingredients rather than only specific marker compounds. This permits us to truly determine the specific genus and species of every ingredient, to confirm identity as well as potency for specific compounds that deliver therapeutic benefits, as well as freedom from contaminants. The body of work being compiled within our analytical lab allows us to acknowledge seasonal and geographical variability of natural products, yet is also precise enough to recognize adulterated or spiked ingredients.