Brooklyn, NY (June 7, 2010) -- Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder of Sabinsa Corporation, was recently honored by Long Island University’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with its Daniel Stateman Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Majeed earned his Masters Degree in Industrial Pharmacy in 1980 at the 125-year-old college, located in Brooklyn, New York. It is one of the oldest and largest schools of its kind in the country, having educated more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have attained prominence in pharmacy and the other health professions.
During the annual graduation commencement, the College honors alumni who have gone on to significant careers and achievements. “I was honored to be recognized with this prestigious award by the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” Dr. Majeed said. “It caused me to reflect upon what my goals were then, and recognize how fortunate I have been to see my dream of making a significant impact of people’s heath become real.”
Dr. Majeed immigrated to the United States in 1975 after graduating from Kerala University in India with a BS in Pharmacy. He continued his graduate studies at Long Island University before earning his PhD at St. John’s University, New York, specializing in Industrial Pharmacy.
After 14 years in research with Pfizer Inc., Carter-Wallace and Paco Research, Dr. Majeed founded the Sabinsa Corporation, a research-oriented company that manufactures standardized herbal products, fine chemicals, nutraceutical formulations and cosmeceuticals in 1988. The company has created and marketed more than 100 products for human nutrition and well being, and over the course of 20 years, has evolved into a global corporation with operations on five continents.
In 1991, Dr. Majeed set up a research group at Bangalore, India: Sami Labs Limited. Today, Sami is a Research, Development and Manufacturing group in the areas of Standardized Herbal Extracts, Cosmeceuticals, Probiotics, Spice Extracts, Minerals, Fine Chemicals, Phytochemicals and Specialized drug intermediates used in the nutritional, pharmaceutical and food industries. It has factories in Kunigal, Nelamangala, Dobaspet, all in the state of Karnataka, and in Genome Valley in Hyderabad. The combined companies have nearly 800 employees.
The Alumni Association Board President Dr. Antonia Alafris presented the award to Dr. Majeed.
Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. Over the past 20 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 full time scientists conducting ongoing research in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher, with many certified Halal. For more information, visit www.sabinsa.com & www.sabinsacosmetics.com.