International Conference on the Science of Botanicals

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International Conference on the Science of Botanicals

This week Tina Mori and Sue McKinney from Crila Health are attending the 12th International Conference on the Science of Botanicals at the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), at the University of Mississippi.

This annual conference is supported in part by a cooperative agreement between the NCNPR and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica/CAS China; the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR – India); the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP); the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Products Research (GA); the Korean Society of Pharmacognosy; the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST); the St. Petersburg Institute of Pharmacy; the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD); and the International Council on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Human Welfare (ICMAP).

Each year the conference attracts scientists from all over the world to present their latest research and confer with regulators, industry associations, and those companies who support best practices and cutting edge research. Last year, following a conference in Vietnam with researchers from NCNPF and VAST, Dr. Tram was encouraged to submit some of her research. She and Sue collaborated on an Abstract on Good Agriculture & Collection Practices for new variety Crinum latifolium L. var. crilae TRAM N.T.N. enables the first commercial scale production of this Vietnamese traditional medicinal herb.  The Abstract was peer-reviewed, and accepted for participation at the conference and for publication in Planta Medica.

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