BCIT's Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) is well equipped to work with you on matters concerning medicinal plants, natural health products and food processing.
In addition to our Phytoanalytics Lab and Analytical Instrumentation Lab, we work in conjunction with BCIT's Food Processing Resource Centre and Integrated Molecular Biology Laboratory (IMBL).
NRG is comprised of researchers with the combined capabilities needed to solve processing, analytical, and preclinical challenges. We provide commercially relevant research solutions and services, including:
- Product quality, safety, and global market access
Conducting evidence-based product development using relevant bioassays and innovative quality control systems
- Product development and commercialization
Ensuring products meet health standards across regulatory boundaries
- Quality control systems for traditional medicine
Using advanced chemometric tools for monitoring product quality
- Clinical trial design and support
Ensuring well-characterized material is used to yield scientifically valid results
- Expansion of viable agricultural and food alternatives
Enhancing economic development using environmentally sound and sustainable agricultural practices