IASST with the financial support from DBT, Govt. of India has established a quality control/quality assurance laboratory (QAQCL) for testing herbal and medicinal plant material/extract which is to be NABL accredited. The state-of-the-art laboratory facility is first of its kind in NE India, for testing of herbal and phytopharmaceutical products. The QC-QA laboratory facility test and analyse various essential quality parameters of plant based products by strictly following the guidelines of NABL,FSSAI and AYUSH.

Overall the laboratory strives to cater to the need of cultivators, suppliers and manufacturers of plants and plant based products. The QA/QC expert group will provide solution and effective support to various problems encountered by stake holders of plant based products with a view to add value to the product chain.

Test Parameters
Pharmacognostic Analysis:Authentication of plant samples through-
a) Macroscopic methods of examining crude plant materials
b) Identification of type of stomata
c) Determination of Stomatal Index
d) Determination of Palisade Ratio
e) Determination of Vein- Islet number
f) Determination of Stomatal number
Phytochemical Analysis:
a) Determination Of Alcohol Soluble and water soluble extractive
b) Determination of Foreign Matter
c) Determination of Moisture Content (Loss on Drying)
d) Determination of total ash content and acid insoluble ash content.
e) Quantitative and Qualitative estimation of active constituents by HPLC.
f) HPTLC Fingerprinting of plant extracts.
Microbial Analysis:
a) Total bacterial and fungal count.
b) Testing for presence of pathogens in samples.
 Escherichia coli
 Salmonella sp.
 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
 Staphylococcus aureus
 Aflatoxins

Dr. N. C. Talukdar                                      Ms Bandita Pathak
Dr.Jagat C. Borah                                      Ms Deepmala Devi
Dr. Asim Kr. Dutta                                     Ms PlabitaBaruah
Dr.Partha P. Dutta                                     Mr Dipumani Barman

Contact Us:
Reception                                                                     Director IASST                      
Phone: +91-361-270095                                              Email: dir.iasst[at]nic[dot]in
Phone: 0361-2912073

QAQC laboratory
Email: qaqciasst[at]gmail[dot]com