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As the manager of clinical research, Dr. Arscott works closely with the Director of Research and Development to identify and prioritize clinical evaluation of existing Standard Process products for safety and effectiveness. Dr. Arscott coordinates the design and preparation of clinical research protocols, assists in negotiations with external investigators and research sites, and oversees the conduct, coordination, and monitoring of clinical trials.
As innovation manager, Dr. Metzger leads efforts to improve processing, develop new raw materials, and evaluate new farm crops. Dr. Metzger also supports manufacturing improvements through interdepartmental collaboration with engineering and quality control validation studies. His team is tasked with ensuring optimal retention of whole food bioactives from seed to supplement using analytical tools and state-of-the-art pilot manufacturing laboratory equipment.
In his current role as Coordinator of Product Development, Jon’s primary function involves managing the day-to-day activities required to develop new products and reformulations of existing products. The process addresses key development stages and tasks, which requires Jon’s involvement in guiding the related activities of almost all departments. He is involved with formulation, ingredient vendor identification, qualification, and selection, formula and manufacturing feasibility assessment and troubleshooting, process scale-up, as well as assessing new equipment and process opportunities. Additionally, Jon functions as the coordinator for materials used in clinical trials, which involves placebo formulation, manufacturing and packaging, and shipment of materials to clinical sites.
Jon began his career with Standard Process in March 2003 and worked in QC Microbiology at various levels prior to his transition to the Research and Development team in 2007.
Lori has been a team member of the research and development (R&D) department for the last 11 years. Prior to that, she worked for 7 years in the quality control department. As a Research Specialist, Lori’s expertise covers a broad range of responsibilities including operation of specialized equipment and spectrophotometers for analysis of raw materials and products. Lori works closely with other researchers and scientists in the lab to develop new testing methods and run continuous monitoring studies of raw material and process quality. Lori also has a significant role in general lab operations, assisting new product development, and processing of farm raw materials for analysis.
Chris joined Discovery Science in 2006 as an intern while pursuing his biology/chemistry bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After graduating in 2008, Chris joined the team full time and now works mainly on new methods for analysis of phytochemicals and nutrients in foods. He has particular interest in the analytical chemistry aspects of the lab and is in charge of the laboratory mechanical maintenance.
Amber joined the discovery team in 2008 as an intern while pursuing her associate degree from the Madison Area Technical College. After working in quality control as a microbiologist, Amber rejoined the R&D team in 2011. As a researcher, Amber supports the Senior Nutrition Scientist with biological assays, as well as conducts assay development, performs cell culture experiments, and helps to ensure good manufacturing practice compliance within R&D. Amber graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology where her efforts culminated in a publication in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.