The American College of Nutrition (ACN) honored Raj K. Chopra as the 2006 Industry Recipient of the prestigious Bieber Award “in recognition of his outstanding academic accomplishments and distinguished contributions in the nutrition industry”. The 47th Annual ACN President’s Dinner and Awards Presentation was held on Saturday, October 7th, 2006 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. His wife, Asha Chopra, accompanied him.
Raj K. Chopra is a leading authority on health foods and vitamin supplements in the USA. He is acknowledged to be one of the world’s experts in chewable multivitamin formulations, timed-release formulations and bioenhanced supplements. He has been instrumental in providing support for ACN through Tishcon as a National Nutrition Alliance member for years. Chopra continues to serve as Chairman/CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Tishcon Corporation.
Prior to establishing Tishcon, Raj K. Chopra received the Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Merit and University First Rank recognition from L. M. College of Pharmacy in India. Mr. Chopra taught Industrial Pharmacy at Columbia University, where he received a full scholarship for his graduate studies, and later served as Technical Director of Private Formulations, Inc.
Tishcon Corp., founded in 1976, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of vitamins, related dietary and herbal supplements and private label non-prescription (OTC) pharmaceuticals in tablet, hard gelatin capsule, soft gelatin capsule and powder dosage forms. Tishcon, a contract manufacturer and private label supplier, is a leading soft gelatin capsule manufacturer in the USA. A full service manufacturer, Tishcon also specializes in enhancing bioavailability of supplements. Revolutionary technological developments include Bio Solv – hydrosoluble softgels, which enable quick and optimum absorption of vitamins and related co-factors.
In conjunction with Vitamin Relief USA™, Tishcon provides free multivitamins each day for more than 14,000 children at risk for malnutrition and over 2500 at-risk homeless adults and senior citizens. According to parents and teachers, Tishcon’s vitamins have dramatically improved the quality of life and health of the children served by this program. In addition to the children’s program, Tishcon makes an annual donation of two million adult vitamins to Vitamin Relief USA’s Senior Support program. Further, Tishcon donates the warehousing and shipping of these vitamins to the hundreds of distribution sites. In 2005, Honorable Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. of NJ recognized the outstanding humanitarian accomplishments of Tishcon “an exemplary model of corporate humanity and citizenship” in the House of Representatives.
Tishcon Corp. is registered with the U.S. FDA, NY State Board of Pharmacy, and is GMP Certified by NPA and by NSF. Tishcon’s Q-Gel® and related Coenzyme Q10 products have also passed consumerlab.com’s rigorous testing.
The Bieber Awards honor the memory of a special member of the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Mark Bieber. Dr. Bieber received his PhD in Biochemistry from Michigan State in 1973. After four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at NIH, he joined Bestfoods (now Unilever Bestfoods), where his responsibilities within the Nutrition Department included reviewing all medical and consumer publicity matters as well as advertising and nutrition labeling information. He was also incredibly active in a host of professional organizations, including AHA, IFT and AOCS, as well as the ACN.
The American College of Nutrition (A.C.N.) was established in 1959 to promote scientific investigation in the field of nutritional sciences. A.C.N. publishes, bi-monthly, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. http://www.amcollnutr.org