Nutrition research project
Kristen Marshall from Verdure Sciences received the nutrition research project award on behalf of the company for the entry: Retinal amyloid pathology and proof-of-concept imaging clinical trial with Longvida Optimized Curcumin.
This entry really stood out to the judges for its combination of a nutrition intervention (curcumin) with industry-changing technology to potentially provide a low-cost, non-invasive technique to pre-screen at-risk populations using high-resolution imaging of a person’s amyloid-beta burden. The implications are potentially game changing.
“It is very exciting to see Longvida’s ability to cross blood brain and blood retinal barriers used in tangible applications with the potential to impact so many lives,” said Marshall
Ajay Patel, Founder and CEO of Verdure Sciences, added: “To be recognized in this category with the amazing research being done on the cross-functionally of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, and ingredients is an honor in its own right. To be chosen as an example of excellence in research is even more extraordinary."
Verdure collaborated with NeuroVision Imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA on the project.