Called the Center for Excellence, the new facilitiy, which will be located in Kannapolis, which is near Charlotte, will be headed by John Troup, PhD, who is the company’s vice president of clinical science, education and innovation.
“The Center of Excellence is the catalyst for this new era of innovation,”said Charles Dubois, CEO of Standard Process. “It will be the leading and only active clinical research center of its kind: fully-dedicated to supporting the present and future needs of natural health care practitioners and their practices by focusing on clinical outcomes in therapeutic care as well as on product specific benefits and outcomes. No other branded company currently has the commitment and dedicated and active facility that this site does for both mid- and long-term support of whole food clinical nutrition.”
The center will house four major program functions including:
- Discovery innovation research focused on preclinical, systems biology, and cell models that advance information on targeted effects of phytonutrients and nutritional solutions.
- Clinical development and research program defined by a National Coalition of Collaborating Clinical Research Sites that establishes a network for practice based and case observation studies conducted on a national basis.
- Professional Media and Learning Center that will house the most advanced educational tools and capabilities available to advance practitioner education and training.
- Clinic of the Future, an integrated clinical practice bringing together multiple credentialed health professionals housed in one site.
The company said the center will be staffed by nutrition scientists, clinical practitioners, basic science researchers and laboratory support teams. The total head count at the center, which is slated to open sometime in the fall of this year, will eventually hit 30, the company said. Standard Process manufactures a line of whole food supplements for the practioner channel that feature nutrients derived from crops grown on the company’s own organic farm in Wisconsin.