NutraIngredients-USA Cognitive Health Forum: Today!


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NutraIngredients-USA Cognitive Health Forum: Today!

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Experts from Abbott Nutrition, Standard Process, Nawgan, and Euromonitor will join NutraIngredients-USA for a discussion of the cognitive health sector, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and key consumer demographics.

How does Abbott Nutrition approach the issue of cognitive health? How do strategies change with different age groups? How do you build a brand on science? Which ingredients have the best scientific substantiation? How do you measure cognitive health? These are just some of the questions that will be answered during the NutraIngredients-USA Cognitive Health Forum​,​ which will be aired today, May 22.

The expert panel includes:


Virginia Giddings, PhD, Head, Strategic R&D at Abbott Nutrition​: Virginia has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, with leadership roles in medical device, pharmaceutical and nutrition businesses. Currently, she heads Strategic Research and Development at Abbott Nutrition, responsible for acceleration of innovation through early-stage research and creation of global partnerships. She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


David Barnes, PhD, Director of Research, Standard Process​: From toxicology in marine animals to the study of nutritional/food supplementation in humans, David Barnes, PhD, MBA has worked in the nutritional sciences for 23 years. David is an author on more than 40 papers, and has contributed his expertise across a wide range of nutritional topics. As Director of Research and Development at Standard Process Inc. for the last 9 years, David has the opportunity to study the complexity of food-based supplementation, contribute to an under-represented area of study, and formulate novel products to support health. He moved to Standard Process from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught and conducted research in the areas of nutrition and toxicology.  He earned his masters and PhD in animal science from the University of California-Davis.


Rob Paul, PhD, CEO, Nawgan Products​: Dr. Paul is a university Professor with more than 200 scientific research publications and multiple federal research  grants focused on innovative brain science research.  Dr.  Paul launched Nawgan as a unique beverage to bring high quality science to the market and provide consumers with a healthy product to improve cognitive function.  He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer.


Mark Strobel: Industry Analyst – Consumer Health, Euromonitor International: ​Mark joined Euromonitor in 2013 as an analyst for the global consumer health industry. In his current role, Mark plays an integral part in Euromonitor’s research analysis, focusing on over-the-counter remedies, vitamins and dietary supplements, weight management products and sports nutrition.

The forum will be moderated by Stephen Daniells, Senior Editor of NutraIngredients-USA.

For more information and to register, please click HERE​. 

The event is supported by the following leading cognitive health ingredient suppliers (alphabetically):


AIDP​: A leader in functional ingredients for a wide range of applications, from vitamins, minerals and amino acids, to specialty and proprietary products, including Magtein, a breakthrough magnesium ingredient with strong evidence supporting cognitive functions and brain health.


Kyowa Hakko USA​, Inc: The North American sales office for Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd, a world leader in the research and manufacturing of high-quality branded ingredients for use in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. The company’s ingredients include Cognizin Citicoline, an ingredient backed by numerous scientific studies to support claims of improved attention, recall and focus.


Sabinsa​: A manufacturer, supplier and marketer of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals, dietary supplements and specialty fine chemicals for the nutritional, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.


Virun​: A nutra-biosciences company formed in 2003, headquartered in Walnut, CA, with an emphasis on safe and effective delivery technology, including the delivery of water-insoluble nutrients like omega-3 into food, beverage and supplements.


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