NSF Acquires INANSF Acquires INA
November 16, 2001
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--NSF International (www.nsf.org) acquired the Institute for Nutraceutical Advancement (INA) from Industrial Laboratories. The acquisition price was not revealed. NSF will continue INA's work in method development and validation through NSF's Dietary Supplements Program. According to NSF, the INA (www.inanetwork.com) Methods Validation Program (MVP) will be an integral part of NSF certification.
"INA's recognized expertise in methods development and validation will help us enhance credibility for botanical ingredient suppliers whose products are tested and certified through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program," said Ray Jaglowski, NSF's vice president of new business development. Mark Lange, Ph.D., director of INA's MVP, will continue his work with the program and NSF for the time being. "Mark has invaluable experience that we want available to us at least through this transition and as we get a better handle on the oversight, we will determine how best to maintain the existing knowledge and expertise and serve companies as efficiently as possible," Jaglowski said.
According to John Collar, president of Industrial Laboratories, the company concluded that the mission of INA had a better strategic fit with NSF. "Since the program was founded four years ago, it has evolved into a bigger place," Collar said. "NSF has experience with standards and certification, and we're excited to work with them as this project moves forward."
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