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CRN membership surpasses 150 companies

Membership roster hits a 41-year high with the addition of BioCell Technology LLC, DianaPlantSciences and Proliant Health.

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CRN membership surpasses 150 companies

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced that with the addition of three new companies, its membership roster is at a 41-year high of 151 member companies. The three companies include: Voting Members BioCell Technology LLC, DianaPlantSciences and Proliant Health.

CRN President and CEO Steve Mister said, “CRN continues to attract companies who might not have previously thought of joining us, but see the immense value that results from collaborating with colleagues and competitors who share a common value—doing what’s right for their consumers with safe and beneficial products. In fact, over the past five years, thanks to companies who are committed to the long-term growth of this industry, our dues revenue has increased by 50 percent, placing us for the first time in the $5+ million category of associations. This budget enables us to increase our meaningful work on behalf of our members and be a stronger, unified voice of the industry. Responsible companies want to be part of that.”      

New Voting Members:

  • BioCell Technology LLC engages in researching, developing, branding, and distributing innovative, science-based raw material ingredients that have applications in health and beauty. Founded in 1997, the company's goal is to provide non-invasive, economically feasible, long-term solutions that improve quality of life for people all over the globe. As a steward of quality and integrity, BioCell Technology believes that licensing is the best way to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of the innovative finished products that contain their branded ingredients in the market.

  • DianaPlantSciences is a leader in natural and functional food solutions, specializing in the commercialization of potent phyto-actives sustainably sourced from plant cell culture for nutrition. With its emphasis on delivering “performance from nature,” the company focuses its scientific efforts on truly unique solutions to help its clients create maximal differentiation with no impact on the outside vegetal world.

  • Proliant Health is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pharmaceuticals-inspired bovine plasma fractions along with cutting edge chicken and beef proteins. Proliant’s proteins are used in everything from vaccines and medical diagnostic kits to providing the performance nutrition elite athletes need to excel. With an acclaimed scientific research advisory panel, state-of-the-art facilities, and multiple clinical trials in the works, Proliant Health will remain a globally dominant leader in the industry for years to come.

CRN’s complete list of member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, please contact Carl Hyland, director of membership development, at [email protected] or 202.204.7674.



About the Author(s)

Council for Responsible Nutrition

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association for the dietary supplement industry, is a monthly contributor to the NewHope360.com blog. CRN’s thought-provoking commentary looks at issues impacting the dietary supplement industry and offers perspectives for addressing these issues. 

Bloggers include:

Steve Mister Esq., President and CEO 

Judy Blatman, Senior Vice President of Communications

John Hathcock, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Scientific and International Affairs

Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Mike Greene, Vice President of Government Relations

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