ChromaDex, Bruker Optics co-sign to expedite dietary supplement testing

ChromaDex, Bruker Optics co-sign to expedite dietary supplement testing

ChromaDex Corporation and Bruker Optics Inc. announced a co-development and co-marketing agreement to promote a new approach to dietary supplement testing. The collaboration will capitalize on the extensive phytochemical and botanical reference standard capabilities of ChromaDex and will initially focus on the near infrared spectrometer (NIR) technology created by Bruker Optics.

ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:CDXC.ob - News), and Bruker Optics Inc., a subsidiary of Bruker Corporation (Nasdaq:BRKR - News), announced a co-development and co-marketing agreement that will promote a new approach to dietary supplement testing. The collaboration will capitalize on the extensive phytochemical and botanical reference standard capabilities of ChromaDex and will initially focus on the near infrared spectrometer (NIR) technology created by Bruker Optics. The parties anticipate extending the relationship to include other Bruker analytical technologies.

Through this collaboration, a dietary supplement producer will have the opportunity to obtain the in-house capabilities of a contract laboratory without the associated start-up costs. The system enables the manufacturer to not only quickly and accurately perform raw material identity testing, but also to determine if any adulteration has taken place. This new approach is accomplished by existing staff utilizing a Bruker NIR unit located in the manufacturer's facility.

"This novel approach to quality control testing will enable manufacturers to save time and money, while at the same time providing a robust solution to quality needs that will greatly benefit the industry," said Frank Jaksch, CEO and Co-Founder of ChromaDex, Inc. "We have chosen to collaborate with Bruker on this because we believe the testing platform they have developed, when coupled with our products and knowledge, will prove to be the solution the market has long been seeking."

"This collaboration has the potential to significantly advance dietary supplement testing at the manufacturer's location," said John Richmond, Vice President of Bruker Optics Inc. "ChromaDex has the deep knowledge of cGMP compliance and a leading reference standards library. We look forward to working with the Company and anticipate extending this collaboration to additional analytical equipment that will assist dietary supplement producers to verify identity, adulteration, quantitation and origin testing."

About ChromaDex

ChromaDex is a leader in the development of phytochemical and botanical reference standards, as well as analytical tools and services to meet product regulatory, quality, efficacy and safety standards. ChromaDex discovers, develops and markets novel, natural ingredients that fill unmet needs in the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic or pharmaceutical markets.  Through a combination of licensed technology and its own R&D, ChromaDex utilizes plants and natural products to develop innovative ingredients. The company has an impressive pipeline of new ingredients, including its pTeroPure™ pterostilbene on which it has worldwide, exclusive patent rights. ChromaDex has initiated a clinical study on this new product, pTeroPure™ pterostilbene (www.pteropure.com). For more information, visit www.ChromaDex.com.

About Bruker Corporation

Bruker Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. For more information about Bruker Corporation, please visit www.bruker.com

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