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Standard Process Extends Lease for Its Nutrition Innovation Center, Reinforces Commitment to North Carolina Research Campus


Palmyra, WI and Kannapolis, NC – (January 13, 2019) Standard Process today announced it has entered into a five-year lease agreement with the David H. Murdock Research Institute for new lab space for the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center (NIC). An extension of Standard Process’ Palmyra headquarters, the NIC is a first-of-its-kind research and innovation facility. The agreement extends Standard Process’ lease for the NIC by four additional years through March 2025. The new lease also provides Standard Process with an option to lease additional lab space in the future, allowing for continued expansion. This new lease agreement will allow Standard Process to continue its momentum and demonstrate Standard Process’ continued commitment, investment and expansion in nutrition and science to change more lives.

“This new lab space and extended lease will allow us to better support ongoing clinical studies, develop innovative food science technologies, and establish cutting edge research programs that elucidate the role of whole food matrix in health and disease and development of new Standard Process products,” said Dr. Bassem F. El-Khodor, PhD, director of discovery science & innovation at Standard Process’ NIC.

The Standard Process lease includes new lab space which provides more square footage of lab space and additional features, which is better configured for Standard Process’ research needs. The lab contains state-of-the-art equipment for conducting innovative research, including work in nutrigenomics and epigenetics. The lab is also used for the complete analytical profiling of natural products and plants to define their active components and impact on targeted health conditions. At the NIC, Standard Process develops whole food-based nutritional supplements to improve individual health and well-being, wholistic clinical care, and leverages organic and sustainable farming with regenerative practices to improve nutrient density in Standard Process’ products.
“Standard Process is looking forward to supporting the community and the local economy in Kannapolis, North Carolina for many years to come,” said Bassem F. El-Khodor.

The NIC was chosen to be located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina for its high level of technology and the insights available through partnerships. Standard Process’ on-campus partnerships and collaborations include The David H. Murdock Research Institute, North Carolina State University - Plants for Human Health Institute, Appalachian State University, Harvard T.H. Chan - School of Public Health and the William Harvey Research Institute.

Established in 2018, the NIC is dedicated to impacting and changing healthcare in the United States through nutrition therapy and to continue the legacy of Standard Process’ founder, Dr. Royal Lee, by advancing clinical practices based on the whole food health advantage. 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. As part of the NIC’s Culinary Medicine nutrition and education program, the kitchen enables people to better understand and adapt whole food nutrition into their lifestyles, providing a healthier way of preparing food. The NIC is also home to a professional media and learning center that provides the most advanced educational tools and capabilities available to advance practitioner education and training.

About the Nutrition Innovation Center (NIC)
Standard Process’ Nutrition Innovation Center (NIC) is a first-of-kind research and innovation facility with a mission to improve human health and well-being through whole-person clinical care, organic farming, and wholistic nutritional therapies. Located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis for its high level of technology and the insights available through partnerships, the Center shares the campus mission of improving human health through nutrition. The Center is focused on developing advances in nutrition-based therapeutic care as well as conducting original clinical research demonstrating improved patient outcomes – all in support of integrative and wholistic healthcare practitioners. For more information including a virtual tour of the NIC visit

About Standard Process, Inc.  
Standard Process is a family-owned, third-generation company that has been a leader in making whole food-based supplements since 1929. From the company’s certified organic farm at its Palmyra, Wisconsin headquarters; to the Nutrition Innovation Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina; Standard Process is committed to clinical science that advances health and changes lives though whole food-based nutrition. Using regenerative farming practices and advanced manufacturing technologies designed to protect the vital nutrients found in each ingredient, Standard Process produces both raw materials and more than 300 high-quality supplements in its certified organic manufacturing facility.   For more information about Standard Process and to find a health care professional who sells Standard Process products, visit

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