Examples of Projects Completed
Since 1987, the consultants of Vanguard Global Associates have been helping our clients get their products on the market faster saving them time and money–and helping their clients keep their products on the market. We have served small start-up clients and large multi-national corporations. These are some of the major projects completed for our clients:
Evaluated the safety of novel ingredients for use in functional foods and new molecular entities for use in pharmaceutical products.
Assessed the functionality of selected ingredients for specific applications in food products.
Developed a pathway to substantiate a health claim for food-use actives, e.g., dairy-derived anti-hypertensive ingredient for the US and EU markets.
Developed dietary supplement and food products for multiple clients that were commercialized.
Provide safety and regulatory support for spinal implant medical devices, including device registration and listing, 510(k) preparations and submission, QSR/MDR compliance.
Provided product development and marketing support for clinically-tested weight loss products for a direct sales company.
Substantiated the labeling claims for food products intended for broadcast on network television advertisements.
Established and administered scientific and medical advisory boards with membership with expertise in a wide variety of disciplines including, medicine, life sciences, marketing, business development, accounting, corporate law, and patent law.
Optimized an innovation environment by “de-silo-ing” an R&D department with integrating the formulation laboratories, quality analytical laboratory, and the pilot lab with the manufacturing and distribution functions and the remaining supply chain.
Spearheaded an industry trade group to gain recognition by a worldwide authoritative body polyol ingredients (e.g., sorbitol) may be used safely in food.
Helped a trade association determine the safety profile of herbal extract of the kava plant in the face of reports of liver failure and market cessation.
Assisted defense attorneys in litigation involving the safety and regulatory disposition of a series of dietary supplement products.
Prepared GRAS determinations for over 45 substances used in food and dietary supplements commercialized in the U.S. market.