Last, but by no means least, the Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award went to New Chapter Inc., making it the first American company to win the award.
Tom Newmark, executive chairman of New Chapter (speaking above left), said he was humbled by the tribute.
“Professor Tyler inspired the herbal industry to scientifically validate the health benefits of herbal preparations,” said Newmark. “Not only does such science give consumers much-needed confidence, but it’s a fulfillment of our sacred obligation to defend the integrity of herbal medicine.
"That the American Botanical Council believes we have, in any way, lived up to that obligation is deeply gratifying, and accepting the Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award will be a great moment in our company’s history,” he added.
“New Chapter is extremely inspired by Dr. Tyler and what this award signifies," said founder Paul Schulick (above right). "It equally belongs in the hands of those scientists who’ve had the courage and wisdom to appreciate the vast potential herbs have to help heal both humankind and the planet.”