The tragic death of prominent industry scientist Dr. Zakir Ramazanov became the catalyst for raising the bar on integrity within the dietary supplement industry.
The Ramazanov Award Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 2007, was started by a group of Dr. Ramazanov’s close friends and colleagues to celebrate and further the high standards in research of the foundation’s namesake. The purpose of this foundation is to continue Dr. Ramazanov’s mission by encouraging professionals whose ethical and dedicated effort has contributed to improvement of the dietary supplement industry by applying unbiased scientific methodology to nutritional products, thus merging rigorous science with product innovation.
The purpose of the foundation is to reward scientists and professionals working in the area of nutrition whose dedication has contributed to significant evidence-based improvement in the health and wellbeing of people.
The first annual award in honor of Dr. Ramazanov will be presented during Supply Side International Trade Show & Conference in Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 to 4pm on Friday October 24th in VendorWorks room # 10056 on the trade show floor.
Dr. Zakir Ramazanov believed in the power of an individual to change the negative perception of the nutrition industry that is too often based on a poor science or “second hand” science. His achievements and contributions include advances in lycopene extraction technology, extraction and standardization of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables, cultivation of Spirulina; the introduction of Siberian Rhodiola rosea, pomegranate extract, and algae-derived carotenoid fucoxanthin to the North American marketplace.
Foundation President Leonid Ber, M.D. said “We are excited to present our first award and hope it will set the tone for raising ethical and scientific bar within our industry. We encouraged by the support expressed by the industry members and the fact that the idea behind the Foundation resonated with many prominent industry individuals whose addition to the board will be announced at the ceremony in Las Vegas.”
The foundation is sponsored by P.L. Thomas & Co, and Polifenoles Naturales, S.L.
For more information visit www.ramazanovaward.org