WASHINTON—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) added three new companies and reached a 41-year high of 151 member companies on its roster. The three companies include: BioCell Technology LLC, DianaPlantSciences and Proliant Health.
“CRN continues to attract companies who might not have previously thought of joining us, but see the immense value that results from collaborating with colleagues and competitors who share a common value—doing what’s right for their consumers with safe and beneficial products," said Steve Mister, CRN president and CEO said. “In fact, over the past five years, thanks to companies who are committed to the long-term growth of this industry, our dues revenue has increased by 50 percent, placing us for the first time in the ‘$5+ million’ category of associations. This budget enables us to increase our meaningful work on behalf of our members and be a stronger, unified voice of the industry. Responsible companies want to be part of that."
The new member companies include:
BioCell Technology LLC, which engages in researching, developing, branding, and distributing innovative, science-based raw material ingredients that have applications in health and beauty. Founded in 1997, the company's goal is to provide non-invasive, economically feasible, long-term solutions that improve quality of life for people all over the globe. As a steward of quality and integrity, BioCell Technology believes that licensing is the best way to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of the innovative finished products that contain their branded ingredients in the market.
"We are delighted to become a voting member of CRN and we share its commitment to advancing the integrity and responsibility of the industry by maintaining the highest ethical standards," Suhail Ishaq, president of BioCell Technology, said in a statement. “BioCell firmly believes that participation in CRN and active collaboration with its members to effect industry regulation and improve quality standards will boost consumer’s confidence in dietary supplements."
DianaPlantSciences is a leader in natural and functional food solutions, specializing in the commercialization of potent phyto-actives sustainably sourced from plant cell culture for nutrition. With its emphasis on delivering “performance from nature," the company focuses its scientific efforts on truly unique solutions to help its clients create maximal differentiation with no impact on the outside vegetal world.
Proliant Health is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals-inspired bovine plasma fractions along with cutting edge chicken and beef proteins. Proliant’s proteins are used in everything from vaccines and medical diagnostic kits to providing the performance nutrition elite athletes need to excel. With an acclaimed scientific research advisory panel, state-of-the-art facilities, and multiple clinical trials in the works, Proliant Health will remain a globally dominant leader in the industry for years to come.
CRN also announced it will convene a keynote panel of legal, regulatory and legislative experts at “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry," Nov. 5 to 8 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. The event will feature best-selling author and business leader Jason Jennings, who will share his five secrets of change for growth and innovation.