USP elects Joerg Gruenwald to join their Expert Committee on Botanicals

I am deeply honoured by this election and happy to serve as an expert, says Gruenwald

Joerg Gruenwald has been elected by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) to be a member of their Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines for the term 2015-2020.

USP is the leading international organisation for monographs and quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements and food ingredients, used in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Wolfgang Hoeffer, Managing Director of analyze & realize, said: 'The election of our founder recognises more than 25 years of Joerg's engagement for herbal medicines internationally, as author of leading text books like the PDR Physicians Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines, the Complete German Commission E Monographs, Grüne Apotheke (Green Pharmacy), translated into 10 languages, and also for many new product developments in the field of dietary supplements and functional foods. His election recognises him as an international leader in the field of medicinal plant research and product development.'

Joerg Gruenwald added: 'I am deeply honoured by this election and happy to serve as an expert in such a prestigious international organisation like USP, to further support the science and quality of herbal medicines internationally. I have always respected USP's work, specifically as a pioneer of botanical quality in the USA.'

Joerg Gruenwald has worked as adviser to the FDA Office of Dietary Supplements, he was Chairman of the International Committee of the American Herbal Products Association AHPA and member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition's Botanical/Quality Standards Committee. In2015, he joined the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council (ABC).

Presently, Dr Gruenwald, one of the company's founders, serves as Chief Scientific Adviser for analyzes & realize, a leading consultancy and CRO that specialises in botanicals and natural health products with more than 40 employees, based in Berlin/Germany. Gruenwald's new positions in the USP Expert Committee and in the ABC Advisory Board offers a&r's clients access to the US supplement and herbal community and most recent developments in herbal product regulations.

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