Barry W. Ritz
Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Atrium Innovations
Barry W. Ritz, PhD, is the Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Atrium Innovations, Inc. Atrium Innovations is a globally recognized leader in the innovation, formulation, production, and commercialization of innovative, science-based dietary supplements endorsed by health professionals. Atrium distributes its extensive portfolio of products mainly through health care practitioners and specialized health food stores in more than 35 countries, primarily in North America and Europe. Atrium has over 1,100 employees with offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Dr. Ritz is also a Visiting Assistant Research Professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, co-chairs the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Senior Scientific Advisory Council, and has been a member of the dietary supplement industry for over fourteen years. His research interests in nutrition science are varied, including the evaluation of immunomodulatory nutraceuticals and the influence of nutritional status on the innate immune response to influenza infection. Dr. Ritz has presented his research at national and international meetings and has numerous publications in scientific journals and texts.