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 organization for monographs and quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements and food ingredients, used in over 140 countries world-wide.
Wolfgang Hoeffer, Managing Director of analyze & realize said: “The election of our Founder recognizes over 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 recognizes him as an international leader in the field of medicinal plant research and product development”.
Joerg Gruenwald added: “I am deeply honored by this election and happy to serve as Expert in such a prestigious international organization like USP, to further support the science and quality of herbal medicines internationally. I have always respected USP’s work, specifically as pioneer for botanical quality in the USA.”
Joerg Gruenwald has worked as advisor 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. 2015, he joined the Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council ABC.
Presently, Dr Gruenwald, one of the company’s founders, serves as Chief Scientific Advisor for analyzes & realize, the leading Consultancy and CRO specialized in botanicals and natural health products with over 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.
Gruenwald’s appointment underlines his international recognition of which many a&r clients benefit already today.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP¹s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
Since its founding in 1820, USP has helped secure the quality of the American drug supply. Building on that legacy, USP today works with scientists, practitioners, and regulators of many nations to develop and revise standards that help protect public health worldwide.