Xiaoming “Sandy” Chien

PhD, Vice President of Innovative Products, Horn Nutraceuticals

Dr. Chen is responsible for bringing new ingredients to the nutraceutical business and uses her clinical expertise to identify and develop science-based solutions for Horn Nutraceuticals clientelle. Dr. Chien has an extensive background in intellectual property, regulatory and new product development in the dietary supplement industry. She is responsible for providing scientific and regulatory guidance in launching new dietary ingredients in the US market, as well as helping clients working with regulatory firms in preparing GRAS dossier and NDI notifications.

Prior to joining HORN, Dr. Chien was the principal inventor of a series of patented chromium molecules for insulin management at Interhealth Nutraceuticals, including Zychrome, a next-generation chromium dinicocysteinate complex, which received the NutrAward for best new ingredient at Nutracon 2012. During her graduate school years, Dr. Chein’s primary research was in the multi-step organic synthesis of conducting polymers. She collaborated with Alan Heegar, Nobel laureate for Chemistry in 2000, and has published papers in several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Chien received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Materials. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, serves on the Board of Directors for Council for Responsible Nutrition and on the Scientific and Regulatory Advisory Council. 


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