Herbalife Nutrition to Present Paper on Botanical DNA Testing Methodologies at AOAC International Exposition
The paper entitled "Comparison and Optimization of High-Throughput DNA Extraction Methods for Varied Botanicals" is being presented by
Christopher Thompson, an analytical scientist in microbiology at Herbalife Nutrition, to an audience of more than 900 attendees. In addition, the AOAC has accepted nine other poster submissions from Herbalife Nutrition scientists that cover a range of analytical methodologies and advancements in areas including vitamin testing, protein powder testing, DNA extraction, botanical extraction and aloe testing, among others.
"Our research on botanical DNA testing methodologies will raise the bar
on ingredient testing for the company and the industry, and we are
honored to present our findings at the prestigious
Gary Swanson, senior vice president, Global Quality,
Yanjun Zhang, Ph.D., Herbalife Quality Assurance principal scientist for natural products, and
As a global supplier of herbal supplements, Herbalife Nutrition uses
more than 150 botanical ingredients including soybeans, tea and aloe.
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guided by a team of more than 300 scientists, 36 of them Ph.Ds., to
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