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Innovation Is Our Standard

The Nutrition Innovation Center

The Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center represents a new era of nutrition science specific to the whole food health advantage.

The Center is located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, chosen because of its strong collaborations and infrastructure. The first-of-its-kind, The Nutrition Innovation Center is dedicated to new solutions for health care professionals and patients:

  • Whole food nutritional therapies to improve individual health and well-being
  • Wholistic clinical care
  • Leverage organic and sustainable farming with regenerative practices to improve nutrient density in our plants and protect the environment
Catalyn Ingredients

Why the Nutrition Innovation Center Exists

  • Impact and change healthcare in the United States through nutrition therapy
  • Continue the legacy of our first innovator, Standard Process founder Dr. Royal Lee, by advancing clinical practices based on the whole food health advantage
Take a virtual tour

Explore our first-of-its-kind, 10,000-square-foot clinical research facility, which is uniquely equipped for a new era in nutritional therapy.

Key collaboration

Learn about how our partnership with the Living Matrix network of practitioners, is enhancing our clinical research for innovative nutrition therapy and coordinating case observation studies.

Professional Media and Learning Center
Professional Media and Learning Center

The Nutrition Innovation Center is home to a professional media and learning center that provides the most advanced educational tools and capabilities available to advance practitioner education and training.

Clinic of the Future
Clinic of the Future

The clinical practice at the Nutrition innovation center brings together credentialed health care professionals trained in integrative and functional health care approaches to whole-person care.

Discovery Lab
Discovery Lab

The lab features state-of-the-art equipment for conducting innovative research, including work in nutrigenomics and epigenetics. We also use the lab for the complete analytical profiling of natural products and plants to define their active components and impact on targeted health conditions.

Nutrition Kitchen
Nutrition Kitchen

As part of the Nutrition Innovation Center's Culinary Medicine nutrition and education program, our kitchen enables people to better understand and adapt whole food nutrition into their lifestyles, providing a healthier way of preparing food.

Nutrition Innovation Center Leaders

Bassem El-Khodor, PhD

Bassem El-Khodor, PhD

Director of Discovery Science & Innovation

Saradhadevi Varadharaj, PhD, FAHA

Saradhadevi Varadharaj, PhD, FAHA

Director of Clinical Development & Clinical Studies

Brandon Metzger, PhD

Brandon Metzger

Director of Technical & Product Development



We selected the North Carolina Research Campus for its high level of technology and the insights available through partnerships.

On-Campus Partnerships and Collaborations

David H Murdock Research Institute

David Murdoch Research Institute

Provides groundbreaking research and development solutions.

Our partnership with the onsite David Murdoch Analytical Lab:

A major project in clinical biomarkers and metabalomic assessment designed to surface novel advances in clinical care and monitoring.

NC State University - Plants for Human Health Institute

North Carolina State - Plants for Human Health Institute (PHH)

Pioneering a dramatic shiſt in the way the American public views and uses plant-food crops as sources of nutrients and flavorful calories to powerful resources for components that protect and enhance human health

Our collaboration with PHH:

Investigating the role and impact that selected whole food nutrition solutions and phytonutrients have on targeted health conditions, improving nutrient density, as well as whole food nutrition impact on the microbiome and health status.

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab

The ASU/NCRC Human Performance Laboratory is a national leader in the area of nutrition and exercise immunology.

Our collaboration with ASU/NCRC:

Researching immune modulatory systems and responses to manage inflammation and recovery.

On-Campus Partnerships and Collaborations

Harvard T.H. Chan - School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health

The mission of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is to improve human health through better nutrition and lifestyle.

Our collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health:

Multiple investigations, including phytonutrient research.

William Harvey Research Institute

William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) - Queen Mary University of London

The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) conducts innovative, world-leading research in the fields of cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammation science.

Our collaboration with WHRI:

Research on proteomics for resolution of inflflammation.


The Nutrition Innovation Center is located at the prestigious North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina

150 N Research Campus Dr #28081, Kannapolis, NC 28081
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(262) 495-6588

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.