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Research Collaboration

Collaboration with Academia and researchers across the globe.

Why partner up with AOR?

Innovation has always been a cornerstone of AOR’s mission, in both ingredients and their method of delivery. Considerable amounts of AOR’s funds go towards supporting original research. As a leader in the natural health industry, we feel that the only way forward is to be an active participant in the research process and support our academics community. With AOR, you can be assured of the authenticity of our research and innovative products. Below is a partial list of projects either completed and/or ongoing that AOR is involved in.


Ulster University

Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland Professor Helene McNulty PhD RD MRIA - Director of Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) | Professor of Human Nutrition & Dietetics Health Impact, phenotypes and mechanisms of nutrient-gene interactions and future development of personalized nutrition
University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Paul A. Spagnuolo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Ontario Methods of isolating and extracting the bioactivity of novel ingredients from various natural plants.
University of Guelph
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada Dr Yoshinori Mine PhD Professor - Dept. of Food Sciences, University of Guelph, Ont.Phosphopeptides and diphosphoserine to combat oxidative stress in chronic bowel disease Dr Milena Corredig PhD - Chair of Dairy Sciences Dept. of Food Sciences, University of Guelph, Ont. Isolation of bovine lactoferrin by membrane filtration Dr Milena Corredig PhD - Chair of Dairy Sciences, Dept. of Food Sciences, University of Guelph, Ont.Isolation & characterization of Bowman Birk Inhibitor from various beans

McMaster University

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada Dr Karen Beattie PhD- McMaster University Dept. of Medicine Benefit of Strontium Support II in post-menopausal women Human study, 4 year duration
University of Alberta
University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada Dr Gurmeet Singh MD and Dr Sean Bagshaw MD, University of Alberta Dept. of Medicine, Mazankowski Heart Institute L-Glutamine vs. maltodextrin in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Human study, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study Dr Thava Vasanthan PhD - Professor of Grain Processing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Development of a functional flour with low GI, high fiber and low caloric content
CHU Sainte-Justine
CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Canada Dr Keith Barrington MD – Unité de Néonatalogie CHU Sainte-Justine MontréalLactoferrin's effect on premature neonate survival Human study, Phase II randomised, double-blind clinical study
University of Calgary
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Dr Prasanth Chelikani PhD - University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Calgary, AB Bioactive components from milk proteins: Beneficial effects on body weight, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Rat study.
University of Amsterdam -Academic Medical Centre
University of Amsterdam -Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Holland Dr Maarten Soeters MD PhD - Dept. of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Holland Effects of Gamma Butyro Betaine in healthy adults with impact on lipid and acyl carnitine metabolism Human study
Queens University
Queens University, Ontario, Canada Dr John Muscedere MD FRCP(C) Dept. of Medicine. Queens University, Kingston Ont. Bovine lactoferrin in the prevention of infection in mechanically ventilated, critically ill adult patients Human study
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada Dr Rotimi Aluko PhD - Dept. of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba Blood pressure lowering effect of a pea protein hydrolysate in hypertensive rats and humans Human and rat study Dr Rotimi Aluko PhD – Dept. of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba Structural and functional characterization of ferritin from Manitoba legumes Dr Rotimi Aluko PhD – Dept. of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba Physiological effects of pea protein hydrolysate in chronic kidney disease Human study
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Canada Dr Fereidoon Shahidi PhD - Memorial University of Newfoundland Development of Esters of EGCG and Other Bioactives as Natural Health Products
Rutgers State University
Rutgers State University, New Jersey, USA Dr Qingrong Huang PhD – Professor Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, NJ, USA Development of nano/micro emulsions and organogels for improving bioavailability of various bioactives Dr Qingrong Huang PhD – Professor Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, NJ, USA Development of potent polymethoxylated flavonoids as hypocholesterolemic, anti-obesity and anticancer agents: in-vitro and in-vivo characterization
North Carolina Ag & Tech State University
North Carolina Ag & Tech State University, North Carolina, USA Dr Shengmin Sang PhD Professor – North Carolina Ag & Tech State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA Purification and structure elucidation of avenanthramides from Oat Bran
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA Dr Hasan Mukhtar PhD Professor and Director of Cancer Research Dept. of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA Topical and oral formulations against inflammation, UV damage, oxidation and ageing
Université Laval
Université Laval, Quebec, Canada Dr Laurent Bazinet PhD Professor Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Université Laval, Quebec Use of Electrodialysis with ultrafiltration technology for separation and concentration of Bioactives


Albert Einstein Medical College
Albert Einstein Medical College, New York, USA Dr Brownlee, Albert Einstein Medical College, New York, USA Effects of benfotiamine, and R Lipoic acid on blood glycating indices HbA1c. Published
University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia, UK Effect of an anti-homocysteine formulation on CVD markers in humans.
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dr Robert Casper MD FRCS(C) Division of Reproductive Sciences. Mount Sinai Hospital. University of Toronto, Ont. Effect of CoQ10 in women undergoing IVF for infertility. Human Study
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri, USA Dr Brian Gage MD- Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA Vitamin MK-4, VKORC1 Polymorphism, and osteoporotic fractures.Human study 18 months duration