Biopartnering Seminar Series - Past, Present, and Future Trends in the Natural Product Industry

Jon-Paul Powers
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:30pm.
Room 120, Instructional Building.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jon-Paul Powers, President, Sixteen2 Inc.

Past, Present and Future Trends in the Natural Product Industry

Abstract:
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About the Speaker: Dr. Jon-Paul Powers is the Owner and President of Sixteen2 Inc., a Canadian scientific and regulatory consultancy specializing in natural health products, foods, supplemented foods, cosmetics and pet supplements.  Jon-Paul received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Carleton University. Jon-Paul’s academic background focused on studying the mechanism of action of cationic, antimicrobial peptides. In addition to a variety of publications and international patents, this work also resulted in the development of a new therapeutic agent that has shown positive preliminary results in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients.  Jon-Paul has served as a Unit Head and Assessment Officer at the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. 

These and related questions will be explored. All welcome! Light refreshments served at 6:00pm.

This seminar is part of the Biopartnering Seminar Series, offered by the Master of Biotechnology Program.