• BioScreen Testing Services recently
hosted 25 Chinese Food and Drug Administration Officials from Chongqing
Over a three-week period, the officials
traveled throughout the U.S. to gain a better understanding of the current practices of
food and drug safety as China improves its
regulatory oversight and standards.
During the visit on Oct. 29, BioScreen
conducted a presentation on how the U.S.
FDA inspects and regulates laboratories
and industries in the U.S. and provided a
comprehensive tour of the BioScreen laboratories.
In addition to educating the officials on
U.S. general practices, BioScreen management also learned a great deal regarding
the regulation of drugs and cosmetics in
China and gained invaluable insight into
China’s current and future regulatory
goals, according to the company.
BioScreen was among the many organizations that the Chinese officials visited,
and was the only privately held contract
laboratory. Other stops included Pfizer in
New Jersey, the California Food and Drug
branch in Berkeley, CA, and the FDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Officials included Mr. Zhang Juan, division chief of the Chongqing Food and Drug
Administration, Yang Weidong, director general, and Fu Jiajun, deputy director general.
A rendering of the proposed Nu Skin Innovation Center in Provo, UT.
Nu Skin Reveals Plans for New Innovation Center in Provo
• Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. has unveiled proposed architectural renderings of
its new $80 million innovation center following the Provo, UT City Council’s approval of the company’s plan to purchase one block of 100 West Street—a necessary
step in Nu Skin’s plans to connect the expansion project to its corporate high rise.
“We are pleased to be moving forward in our planned development project that
will feature a new innovation center and expanded downtown campus,”said Truman
Hunt, Nu Skin president and chief executive officer.“This is a significant project that
will help us foster an innovative environment to support a continual stream of cut-
ting-edge anti-aging products and compelling business opportunities for our dis-
Nu Skin expects to break ground on the expansion project this spring and an-
ticipates completion by the end of 2013.