Standard Process, a manufacturer of more than 300 nutrition supplement products, is opening a center of excellence for innovation at the North Carolina Research Campus.

The center will utilize 10,000 square feet within the main campus building that is named after founder David H. Murdock. Fifteen employees will be based there.

“The Center of Excellence is the catalyst for our new era of innovation,” said Charles DuBois, CEO of Standard Process, which is based in Wisconsin.

“It will be the leading and only active clinical research center of its kind, fully dedicated to supporting the present and future needs of natural health care practitioners and their practices by focusing on clinical outcomes in therapeutic care as well as on product-specific benefits and outcomes. No other branded company currently has such a strong commitment to research as witnessed by our expansion to the NCRC and a dedicated and active facility for both mid- and long-term support of whole food clinical nutrition.”

Focal points for the center include:

  • Innovation in nutritional therapy
  • Developing new solutions for health care professionals and patients
  • Advancing the science of whole food nutrition

The center is scheduled to open this fall.

Major programs for the center will be:

  • Discovery innovation research focused on preclinical, systems biology and cell models that advance information on targeted effects of phytonutrients and nutritional solutions
  • A clinical development and research program defined by a national coalition of collaborating clinical research sites that establishes a network for practice-based and case-observation studies conducted on a national basis
  • A professional media and learning center that will provide the most advanced educational tools and capabilities available to further practitioner education and training
  • The Clinic of the Future, an integrative clinical practice bringing together multiple credentialed health professionals at one site where training on the practical and relevant aspects of clinical nutrition therapies will be offered for all levels of practitioners

The NCRC houses a variety of research and development operations focused on health, food and nutrition. The campus recently announced it would house the Food Processing and Innovation Center.

“Just like the recent announcement of the Food Processing and Innovation Center that is coming to the NCRC, Standard Process is a valuable partner that extends our ability to move nutrition research from our research centers into the market place where it can be available to help people live healthier lives,” said Mark Spitzer, vice president of operations for Castle and Cooke North Carolina,which oversees business and real estate development for the NCRC.

Standard Process has more than 380 employees.