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Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research: Advancing Evidence Based Botanical Medicine – Exclusive Lab Tour

Take a tour of the new Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research on the campus of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences.

Jon Benninger

April 15, 2021

On the campus of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, the new Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research will focus on the development of new botanical therapeutics including antimicrobials that are critical in this age of novel viruses and antibiotic resistance. This 4,285 square-foot Biosafety Level 2 Lab (BSL-2), a compound isolation laboratory and a compound identification and quantification facility, will pave the way for new discoveries and provide the evidence and research to advance the field of botanical medicine and natural products.

Join Bill Chioffi, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Dr. Jeffrey Langland, Research Director, and Dr. Yalda Shokoohinia, Principal Scientist, on an exclusive tour of the facility and the type of projects the team is currently working on.

About the Author(s)

Jon Benninger

Informa

Jon Benninger is vice president and market leader at Informa Markets. He focuses on the strategic direction and growth of the SupplySide portfolio, which includes SupplySide West, SupplySide East, Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider. He coordinates with leaders of the other Informa health and nutrition events and brands, including Natural Products Expo, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, NEXT and Nutrition Business Journal. Benninger joined the company in 1995 as the founding editor of the company’s first trade magazine for the nutrition industry.

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