American Botanical Council Names Indena Recipient of Varro E. Tyler Award

The 4th Annual American Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony took place on March 5th, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The ceremony featured the presentation of the annual ABC Botanical Excellence Awards, honoring individuals and companies with a great impact on the present and future of the herbal medicine movement. Indena was named the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award.

“We’re very pleased to receive this award from ABC,” said Christian Artaria, Indena Marketing Director and Head of Functional Food Development. “Varro Tyler served as a trusted advisor to Indena making the honor particularly meaningful. Indena has always placed research and development as a priority and will continue this commitment for the industry betterment.”

The Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award was named after the late Varro E. Tyler, PhD, former dean of the college of pharmacy at Purdue University and executive vice-president of academic affairs at Purdue. A leading authority in botanical medicines, he was the principle author of several editions of a famous textbook on pharmacognosy, formerly used in all colleges of pharmacy in the United States, plus Herbs of Choice: The Rational Use of Phytomedicinals (Haworth Press, 1994 and revisions). Dr. Tyler was also a Trustee of ABC. That Indena is this year’s recipient is especially appropriate considering that among his few commercial affiliations, Dr. Tyler was a consultant and spokesperson for Indena after his retirement in the late 1990s.

About the ABC, American Botanical Council
Founded in 1988, the American Botanical Council is a leading international nonprofit organization addressing research and educational issues regarding the health benefits of herbs, medicinal plants, teas, essential oils, and other plant-based ingredients. ABC’s members include academic researchers and educators, universities and libraries, health professionals and medical institutions, botanical gardens and arboreta, government agencies, members of the herb, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries, journalists, consumers, and other interested parties from over 70 countries. The organization occupies a historic 2.5-acre site in Austin, Texas where it publishes the quarterly journal HerbalGram, the monthly e-publication HerbalEGram, HerbClips (summaries of scientific and clinical publications), reference books, and other educational materials. ABC also hosts HerbMedPro, the most powerful herbal database on the Internet, covering scientific and clinical publications on 221 herbs.

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About Indena
Indena is the world's leading company dedicated to the identification, development and production of active principles derived from plants, for use in the pharmaceutical, health food and cosmetics industries. Backed up by over 85 years of botanical experience, the key to Indena’s success is its intense research activity. The company has more than 150 primary patents and has published more than 700 scientific studies. Indena employs more than 700 staff, including 10% dedicated to full-time research activities carried out at Settala Research Center, near Milan. Indena also co-operates with the world's most prestigious universities and private research institutions. Headquartered in Milan, Indena has 5 production sites and 5 international branches throughout the world and manages distribution operations in more than 40 countries. The Company's experts communicate and interact constantly with the major international regulatory authorities such as WHO, EMEA, and ESCOP, and work with all the main pharmacopoeias.

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