Natural ingredient supplier Cyvex Nutrition announced the hiring of Puya Yazdi, M.D., as the company's Medical Director. Dr. Yazdi was hired in the fall of 2010 to oversee the company's ongoing clinical studies and safety trials, promote education surrounding the importance of all Cyvex ingredients particularly omega-3s in preventive health and spearhead research and development to further ensure the company's line of branded ingredients for foods, beverages and supplements are efficacious to human health.
"Dr. Yazdi's medical training, extensive laboratory work, affinity for research and interest in disease prevention make him a perfect fit as we continue to build scientific backing for our branded ingredients," said Matt Phillips, president of Cyvex Nutrition. "We look forward to utilizing his expertise and insights to identify novel nutraceuticals, further enhance support for our current ingredient offerings' health benefits, and educate trade media and finished goods manufacturers about the emerging role of antioxidants in human nutrition."
In addition to his role at Cyvex, Dr. Yazdi is currently a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Fellow undergoing further scientific and medical training in the Department of Medicine and the Sue and Bill Gross Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a medical doctorate from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's from the University of California, Irvine in biological sciences, in addition to being a medical resident at Stanford University. His past and current research interests include hypertension, lipid disorders, the role of mitochondria pathology in disease, and the epigenetics of stem cells.
About Cyvex Nutrition:
Cyvex Nutrition, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of proprietary, condition-specific ingredients to the nutraceutical industry for more than 25 years. The company has re-engineered the antioxidant category with its extensive portfolio of offerings that includes BioVinÂ®, BioVin Advanced, Cognisetin and AlfaproAgglomerated to name a few. In December 2010, Cyvex Nutrition was acquired by Omega Protein Corporation, a leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty ingredients for use in functional foods and nutritional supplements. Every Cyvex Nutrition ingredient is guaranteed by the company's exclusive NutriPrintÂ® quality assurance system, which includes identity testing of incoming raw materials through FT-NIR, third party certification by independent laboratories for active ingredients, microbiology, heavy metals and pesticide and solvent residue when applicable. For more information, visit www.cyvex.com.