Natural Health Products program

NRC helps Canada's Natural Health Product (NHP) and Functional Ingredient (FI) industries develop, differentiate and create value for existing or in development products. We apply our technical expertise to provide partners and clients with custom analytical, preclinical and lab scale R&D services. Our team also connects companies with reputable contract research organizations, clinical trial sites and regulatory service providers, helping to ensure their success in the industry.


Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us on strategic research projects to help de-risk your innovative ideas, reduce your start-up costs and accelerate your commercial development timelines.


If you’re interested in commercializing science-backed NHPs and FIs, expanding your network, accessing our advanced scientific infrastructure or connecting with our experts, contact:

Business Related Inquiries

James dePater
Telephone: 613-614-9547

Technical Related Inquiries

Bob Chapman
Telephone: 902-426-8278

Online request form

Submit an online request for information about our programs and services.

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Targeted industries

Agriculture, natural health products, food and grocery, bioactive ingredients, health and wellness, dietary supplements, personal care, functional foods and beverages.