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Maged Sharaf, Ph.D.

Senior Director for Labeling, Cannabis and Claims Consulting Services

Maged Sharaf
Maged Sharaf, Ph.D. is the Senior Director for Labeling, Cannabis and Claims Consulting Services. He facilitates food, dietary supplement and cosmetic label compliance reviews, develops marketing materials for FDA and FTC compliance, including claims substantiation, and conducts 21 CFR 111 audits, dietary ingredient and product reviews, specifications development and oversees client projects related to product detentions, NDI submissions and cannabis. He is an expert in botanical sciences and regulations.

Dr. Sharaf has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh and is a well-regarded expert in 21 CFR 111 and 21 CFR 117. He has served as a volunteer expert with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), since 2015, in the areas of nomenclature and labeling of official articles in different USP compendia, consolidation and development of safety-focused labeling standards for class and individual monographs and the creation and revision of general chapters to define nomenclature, labeling, and safety-related standards. At the USP, he chairs the Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Nomenclature Joint Subcommittee and is a member of the Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee. He also volunteers in as a scientific advisor for the American Herbal Pharmacopeia, reviewer for the American Botanical Council, chair of the international HPTLC Association’s Method Review Committee and its North America chapter, and is a member of the Specialty Committee of Traditional Chinese Medicines–Pharmaceutical Analysis, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

Prior to consulting, Dr. Sharaf was the Director of Scientific Business Development at CAMAG Scientific where he developed high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) applications for different industries. He was also the Chief Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) where he acted as the primary resource for all scientific undertakings of the Association. He was the USP Director of Foods, Dietary Supplements, and Herbal Medicines where he developed USP-NF standards, conceived the Herbal Medicines Compendium, and co-developed the Dietary Supplements Compendium.

He is the author of numerous peer reviewed studies and articles and has conducted scientific presentations and training all over the world.