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NaturPro Services

Natural Product Consultants

Natural products — especially dietary supplements and health foods — is one of the most competitive and challenging markets on Earth.

If there’s a ‘secret sauce’ to success in developing great products — it’s about the decisions (and the work) that goes into developing and marketing successful products.

We help you make the right decisions, and do the right work. 

Supplement Product Development
360º Product Development

  1. Innovation Strategy
  2. Intellectual Property Development;
  3. Patent/trademark development and licensing
  4. Product Costing and Financials
  5. Product Prototyping and Piloting
  6. Regulatory Status / Safety Assessment
  7. Market Analysis, Positioning & Competitive Analysis
  8. Ingredient Readiness
  9. Supplier Qualification
  10. Formulation Strategy
    • Safety
    • Ingredient Type
    • Dosages
    • Costing
    • Benefits & Claims
    • Flavoring
    • Shelf Stability
    • Supplier Identification
    • Labeling
  11. Prototypes and Samples
  12. Manufacturer Qualification & Negotiation
  13. Pilot Manufacturing
  14. Commercial-scale Manufacturing & Operations
 
Supplement Regulatory Support

Regulatory Support for Brand Owners

  1. Regulatory Strategy
  2. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  3. Gap Analysis & Risk Assessment
  4. Food Safety Plan, HACCP Plan
  5. FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program)
  6. GMP’s, Specifications, and Analytical Testing
  7. SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)    
  8. Product Formulation & Recipes
  9. Manufacturing Records & Batch Records
  10. Quality Control & Measurement – Lab Testing
  11. Specification Development
  12. Spec Verified — Specification Review
  13. Supplier Verification & Traceability     
  14. Supplier Qualification
  15. Commercialization and Scale-Up
  16. Claims Development and Substantiation
  17. Manufacturing Feasibility
  18. Contract Manufacturer Qualification and Negotiation 
  19. Sourcing & Supply Chain
  20. Source and qualify bulk raw materials and ingredients
  21. Packaging & Label Development
  22. Process Development

 

Supplement Expert
Expert Assessments

  1. Technical Evaluation & Testing
  2. Claims Development & Substantiation
  3. Technology Valuation & Improvement
  4. Safety & Regulatory Assessments
  5. Research, Surveys & Clinical Studies
  6. Market & Competitive Analysis

Supplement Testing

Quality Control & Product Testing

  1. The UnLab for Independent, Scientifically Valid Results
  2. Laboratory Qualification
  3. Method development, optimization and validation
  4. Material Sampling & Testing
    1. ID Verified– Ingredient Identity Verification
    2. Potency
    3. Bioactivity
    4. Purity & Contaminants
    5. Consumer Preference

Natural Product Research

Research & Development

  1. Formulation R&D (e.g. flavoring, solubility, processing)
  2. Prototypes and Samples
  3. Shelf Stability Plan
  4. Consumer Preference Studies
  5. Health Surveys (e.g. Fatigue, Pain, Digestive Discomfort)
  6. Side Effects Evaluation
  7. Product Trial Surveys
  8. Virtual Clinical Trials
  9. Human Efficacy Trials
  10. Bioactivity & Mechanism of Action
  11. Safety & Allergenicity
  12. Microbiology
  13. Nutritional Analysis
  14. Testing to Label Claims
  15. Testing to Regulatory Limits

     

Supplement Technical Support

Technical Support

  1. White Papers
  2. Technical Reports
  3. Executive Summaries
  4. Market Research
  5. Technical Marketing Materials 
  6. Product Presentations
  7. Claims Development & Substantiation
  8. Master Product Files
  9. Product Monographs
  10. Fact Checking
  11. Competitor Surveillance
  12. Social Media Monitoring
  13. Standards Development
  14. Standards Marketing
  15. Truth-in-labeling Programs

Sustainable Ingredients

Sustainability

  1. Ethical Sourcing Programs –Based on global standards incl. WHO, FairTrade
  2. Ethical Sourcing Self-assessment 
  3. Desk and In-person Audits
 


Supplement FDA Regulation

Regulatory Compliance Services

  1. Regulatory Support
  2. Regulatory Status Assessment
  3. Regulatory Support for Dietary Supplements and Foods
  4. Regulatory Audits and Compliance Assessments:
    • Regulatory Status Assessments
      • ODI (Old Dietary Ingredients)
      • NDI (New Dietary Ingredients)
      • GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)
    • Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
      • FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)
      • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) for Food, 21 CFR 117
      • PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual)
      • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) for Dietary Supplements, 21 CFR 111,
      • Laboratory Qualification
    • Supply Chain Development and Assessment
    • GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and GCP (Good Collection Practices)
    • Certified Organic (NOP), Non-GMO
    • Sustainable (WHO, Fairtrade, etc)
  5. SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
  6. Quality System Gap Analysis
  7. Quality Audits / Compliance Audits
  8. Safety Assessments
    • NDI & GRAS Notifications
  9. Claims Support (FDA and FTC Claims Substantiation)
    • Health Claims, Content Claims and Marketing Content Review
    • Scientific Research Summaries and Reports
    • Technical and Scientific Reviews
  10. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Support
    • Quality By Design (QbD) Processes for Natural Products
    • Quality Management Systems Design and Implementation
    • Manufacturing SOP, Manufacturing Records and Batch Records
    • SIDI, Specifications for Dietary Ingredients and Supplements
    • Technical Document Development
    • Certificate of Analysis Review and Approval
    • Material Review and Approval
    • Audit Inspection Preparation and Support
    • Quality Assurance Support & Staffing
    • Quality Assurance SOP, Records and Documentation
  11. Supplier Qualification
    • FSVP Certification
    • FSMA-Compliant Third Party Certification
    • Supplier Assessment Programs
    • Supplier Risk Analysis
    • Supplier Self-Evaluation
    • Supplier GMP Checklists
    • Supplier Audits
    • PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Invidual)
  12. Quality Control
    • Material Specifications
    • SDS (Safety Data Sheets)
    • Shelf Stability Studies
    • Product Approval
    • Records Review
    • Data Sheets
    • Certificates of Analysis
    • Method Development and Validation
    • Material Investigations & Dispute Resolution
    • Material Review, Complaints and CAPA Documentation
  13. Regulatory Support (FDA, FTC, USDA, International)
  14. Product and Ingredient Risk Assessment
  15. Crisis Management Support
    • Recalls and Adverse Event Reporting (AER/SAER) 
    • Scientific Expert Witness
    • Litigation Consulting
  16. Due Diligence
  17. Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Support

Dietary Supplement Training

Coaching & Training

  1. GMP & Regulatory Training
  2. FSMA Training
  3. QA/QC Training
  4. FDA Inspection Training
  5. Training Materials
  6. Training SOP and Records

NaturPro Verified Supply

Product Types

  1. Agricultural Products
  2. Animal Feed
  3. Animal Products
  4. Botanical Drugs
  5. Botanicals
  6. Cannabis, Hemp & Medical Marijuana
  7. Capsules & Tablets
  8. Carbohydrates
  9. Conventional Foods
  10. Cosmetics & Skin Care
  11. Dietary Ingredients
  12. Dietary Supplements
  13. Dispersions
  14. Essential Oils
  15. Extracts
  16. Food Ingredients
  17. Food Ingredients & Additives
  18. Food Supplements
  19. Functional Foods
  20. Lipids
  21. Liquids
  22. Medical Foods
  23. Minerals
  24. Natural Health Products
  25. Natural Product OTC & API
  26. Natural Products
  27. Natural Product Drug Discovery
  28. Packaging
  29. Pet Supplements
  30. Phytochemicals
  31. Powders
  32. Probiotics, Yeast and Microorganisms
  33. Protein
  34. Range of Product Formats
  35. Raw Materials
  36. Reference Materials
  37. Specialty Products
  38. Transdermal Products
  39. Vitamins
  40. Whole and Tea Cut Herbs
  41. Wildcrafted Herbs

    Blake Ebersole

Contact Us

  1. Email: blake@npscientific.com
  2. Call/Text: (317) 727-9173
  3. Website: www.npscientific.com
  4. Twitter: @NaturalBlake
  5. Instagram: @NaturPro

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