Research Collaboration

Research Collaboration 2017-12-05T19:33:37+00:00

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.

Recent Projects:

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, Ontario, CanadaPaul 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 British Columbia, British Columbia, CanadaDr Aziz Ghahary PhD Professor and Director of the BCPFF Burn & Wound Healing Lab, and Ryan Hartwell PHD Candidate

Use of novel anti-fibrogenic factors in the development of an anti-scarring cream to improve the outcome of wound healing. Watch Here

   University of Guelph, Ontario, CanadaDr 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, Ontario, CanadaDr 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, Alberta, CanadaDr 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, Montréal, CanadaDr Keith Barrington MD – Unité de Néonatalogie CHU Sainte-Justine Montréal

Lactoferrin’s effect on premature neonate survival
Human study, Phase II randomised, double-blind clinical study

  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, Amsterdam, HollandDr 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, Ontario, CanadaDr 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, Manitoba, CanadaDr 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, Newfoundland, CanadaDr Fereidoon Shahidi PhD – Memorial University of Newfoundland

Development of Esters of EGCG and Other Bioactives as Natural Health Products

   Rutgers State University, New Jersey, USADr 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, USADr 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, Wisconsin, USADr 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, Quebec, CanadaDr 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

Past Projects:

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, UK

Effect of an anti-homocysteine formulation on CVD markers in humans.

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, 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