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Nu Skin Announces Research Agreements With Stanford University and LifeGen Technologies

Key Scientists Collaborate With Nu Skin on Genetically-based Anti-aging Science

  • Press Release
  • Source: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.
  • On 3:00 pm EDT, Thursday October 22, 2009
  • PROVO, Utah, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS - News) today announced that it has entered into research agreements with Stanford University and LifeGen Technologies, a genomics company based in Madison, Wis. LifeGen co-founders, Richard Weindruch, Ph.D., and Tomas Prolla, Ph.D., will also hold positions on the newly formed Nu Skin Anti-aging Scientific Advisory Board.

    "Nu Skin has established a 25-year legacy of product innovation and our research agreements with Stanford University and LifeGen Technologies add significant fuel to our scientific engine," said Joseph Chang, Ph.D., Nu Skin chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development. "We believe that these collaborative relationships will help us develop next-generation skin care and nutritional products from an enhanced understanding of the genetic basis of aging."

    About Stanford

    Researchers at Stanford have focused on profiling gene expression during human development and aging, and have also explored novel modes of gene control in aging skin. Nu Skin's agreement with Stanford aims to increase the understanding of fundamental aging mechanisms in human beings by translating insights from basic science into human application. The agreement also includes access to Stanford's expertise in dermatological clinical trials.

    About LifeGen Technologies

    Nu Skin will collaborate with LifeGen in an exclusive agreement by leveraging LifeGen's proprietary methods regarding gene expression profiling and pathways affected by aging. LifeGen was co-founded in November 2000 by Drs. Weindruch and Prolla, professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and leaders in the fields of gerontology and genetics. The mission of LifeGen Technologies is to discover the genetic basis of the aging process with the ultimate goal of increasing a healthy life span. LifeGen's pioneering research has resulted in several pending patents, and ongoing research undertaken in collaboration with Nu Skin is expected to yield further important intellectual property. LifeGen's patent for the use of "gene expression profiling" as a method to measure the progression of the aging process at the molecular level in individual organs is expected to be a key component of the partnership.

    The Company

    For 25 years, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. has been demonstrating its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Nu Skin's scientific leadership in both skin care and nutrition has established Nu Skin as a premier anti-aging company, evidenced in its unique ageLOC(TM) approach and flagship products including the Galvanic Spa® System II, Tru Face® Essence Ultra, LifePak® nano and the g3 nutrition beverage. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 48 markets worldwide and has more than 750,000 independent sales representatives. Nu Skin Enterprises is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NUS."

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1) is this product tested on animals?
Comment By jenny - May 2, 2010 7:34 AM

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