NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromocell Corporation, a life sciences company focused on the discovery of novel compounds for therapeutics and nutrition, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Christian Kopfli, was awarded the Ernst & Young (EY) 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, New Jersey in the Bio Pharmaceuticals category.
Christian co-founded Chromocell in 2002, serving initially as General Counsel before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2005. During this time, Chromocell has developed a novel non-opioid pain therapeutic that is about to enter clinical trials. The company has also become a leading provider of natural ingredients for salt and sugar reduction. "I'm truly honored by the recognition given by EY," said Christian Kopfli. "This award belongs to the whole team at Chromocell, all of whom have made invaluable contributions to the company and our clients throughout the world."
With this win, Christian is now eligible for the Entrepreneur of the Year National program award, the winners of which will be announced on November 19th at National Awards gala in Palm Springs, CA.
EY aims to honor and recognize the endeavors of exceptional individuals who create products, services and jobs that grow the global community and the economy. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program began in 1986, and has since grown significantly to include programs in more than 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide.
About Chromocell Corporation
Chromocell is focused on the identification and development of novel food and beverage ingredients, as well as therapeutics. We use naturally-occurring systems that mimic human biology as part of our discovery platform. This is particularly suited for innovative research in taste and aroma. Chromocell has established long-term collaborations with industry leaders where the capabilities of Chromovert® technology provide a strong competitive edge for the development of novel products.
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