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  • Mannatech Scientists Attend Scientific Meetings Important to the Dietary Supplement Industry

    Dr. Rolando L. Maddela, Jane Ramberg and Jeff Bates
    Dr. Rolando L. Maddela, Jane Ramberg and Jeff Bates

    Mannatech scientists Dr. Rolando Maddela (Manager, Global Clinical Research), Jeff Bates (Director, Quality Assurance) and Jane Ramberg (Director, Product Science) attended the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN)* Day of Science and Annual Conference, held September 28–October 2, 2010, in Bastrop, Texas. The Day of Science workshop, “Critical aspects of future dietary supplement research,” explored in depth recent developments in biomarker and nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics research. Eileen Kennedy, D.Sc., R.D., Dean of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, delivered the keynote presentation entitled “Overfed and Undernutrified: A global perspective on the role of dietary supplements in dietary guidance.” Notable speakers at the Annual Conference—including Michelle Rusk, Senior Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Principal Deputy Commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and Mark Halperin, bestselling author and senior political analyst for TIME magazine—addressed topics of particular interest to the dietary supplement industry.

    Mannatech scientist Dr. Gabriela Luta (Scientific Liaison) attended the 124th AOAC (Association of Analytical Chemists)** International Annual Meeting and Exposition, September 27-30, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. At this meeting, leading international experts shared state-of-the-science information with attendees. Of particular interest to scientists associated with the dietary supplement industry were sessions exploring methods that can be used to authenticate botanicals and reference materials and detect allergens, contaminants, and toxins. Also addressed were issues associated with the validation of analytic methods, quality assurance and accreditation, and governmental regulation of dietary supplements.

    *CRN is the leading U.S. trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Dr. Rob Sinnott, co-CEO and Chief Science Officer of Mannatech is the Chair of the CRN’s Senior Scientific Advisory Council.

    **AOAC is a non-profit scientific association dedicated to the development and validation of analytical methods, improvement of quality assurance procedures and the professional development of scientists.

    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Press Releases