IRVINE, Calif., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Consulting, a division of ChromaDex® Corporation (OTCQB:CDXC) ("ChromaDex"), announced today that its Senior Science Director, Dr. Nancy Booth, has been appointed to the advisory board of the American Botanical Council (ABC). ChromaDex is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries and has been a member of the ABC for more than eight years.
While serving on the Advisory Board, Dr. Booth will be volunteering her time to peer review articles that appear in HerbalGram, HerbalEGram, HerbClips and/or various ABC publications. Additionally, HerbalGram editors typically seek feedback and advice from Advisory Board members on issues such as research questions, article ideas, ABC policies and book reviews. Dr. Booth's diverse training in the areas of organic/bio-organic chemistry, pharmacognosy, natural products, dietary supplements and cancer will aid in these duties during her term on the ABC Advisory Board.
Dr. Booth's primary areas of expertise are in the scientific evaluation of botanical dietary supplements, development of high-throughput screening assays and drug discovery. She also has experience in anticancer signal transduction pathways utilizing death receptors, estrogenic phytochemicals and optimizing in vitro bioassays for use with natural products. Her credentials include a Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow from NCI-Frederick, Frederick, MD and a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Booth has been appointed to this important role with the ABC," said Frank Jaksch, CEO and Founder of ChromaDex. "Throughout her career, Dr. Booth has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the natural products industry and this honor recognizes her expertise and leadership. ChromaDex is a proud supporter of the ABC and Dr. Booth's appointment will give her a new platform to convey her knowledge to a wider audience in support of natural product innovation."
ChromaDex, Inc. is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. ChromaDex's pipeline of proprietary products includes patented pTeroPure® pterostilbene, which was named the 2010 North American Most Promising Ingredient of the Year by the independent research company Frost & Sullivan. The company has also launched ProC3G™, a natural black rice extract containing 40 percent cyanidin-3-glucoside; NutraGAC™, a Gac fruit powder rich in lycopene and beta-carotene; and pteroberry™, an organic blend of pterostilbene, cranberry and blueberry. ChromaDex is also in the process of developing Nicotinamide Riboside, a novel next-generation B-vitamin. All products are backed with extensive scientific research and intellectual property.
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Robert B. Prag, President
Alex Partners, LLC
Scott Wilfong, President
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