ChromaDex CEO, Frank Jaksch, to Speak at 13th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
IRVINE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that its founder and CEO, Frank Jaksch, will speak at the 13th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals on April 15th to 17th, 2014.
Mr. Jaksch, who will present on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, will speak to the challenges companies are facing regarding testing dietary supplement ingredients and finished products in order to comply with the FDA's final rule on current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) in manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or holding operations for dietary supplements.
The focus of the conference is to discuss approaches for post market surveillance, risk and safety assessment, quality control and adverse event reporting (AER) for botanical dietary supplements (BDS) and natural products, as well as regulatory aspects with perspectives from government, manufacturers and trade associations. To this end, the program will include relevant presentations from members of CFSAN/FDA, government officials, major trade associations and industry representatives discussing pressing topics that affect BDSs and their impact on consumers.
ChromaDex announced last October that its analytics laboratory located in Boulder, Colorado had received the internationally recognized ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 17025:2005 accreditation, which demonstrates technical competence for a defined testing scope and the operation of a laboratory quality management system. This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation was granted by ACLASS, an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board agency.
ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard by which a laboratory's commitment to quality is evaluated. ChromaDex achieved this accreditation by demonstrating technical competence for the testing of dietary supplements. Competence requirements include testing performed using standard and/or non-standard methods and laboratory-developed methods. ISO 17025 not only considers the management and technical expertise, but also emphasizes continuous process improvement.
ChromaDex is an innovative natural products company that discovers, acquires, develops and commercializes proprietary-based ingredient technologies through its unique business model that utilizes its wholly owned synergistic business units, including ingredient technologies, natural product fine chemicals (known as "phytochemicals"), chemistry and analytical testing services, and product regulatory and safety consulting (as Spherix Consulting). The company provides seamless science-based solutions to the nutritional supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The ChromaDex ingredient technologies unit includes products backed with extensive scientific research and intellectual property. Its ingredient portfolio includes pTeroPure® pterostilbene; ProC3G®, a natural black rice containing cyanidin-3-glucoside; PURENERGY™, a caffeine-pTeroPure co-crystal; and NIAGEN™, its recently launched branded nicotinamide riboside, a novel next-generation B vitamin. To learn more about ChromaDex, visit www.chromadex.com.
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