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SNI New Research Clinic Opens this Fall

Source is thrilled to announce the expansion of our capabilities as a full-service contract research organization to include an in-house clinical trials facility in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada). As we continue to offer expert strategic consulting services to help guide clients through Canadian and U.S. pre-market commercialization processes, we can now...
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Participate in a Research Trial

Participating in a research trial can be a rewarding experience. By giving your time as a research participant, you are helping researchers to develop and advance scientific discoveries. Depending on the clinical trial, participants can receive a copy of their individual results from the study, usually in the form of...
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#BeLikeJoe – “Do it Yourself”

Ah the great debate, to “Do it Yourself” or to leave it to the professionals. There are so many situations in life where our “Do it Yourself” intuition takes over and we embark on a journey of questions, unknowns and, at times, trial and error. While this can be a...
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Take the Quiz: Are Your Labels Compliant?

Canadian Food Labelling Challenge – Take our quiz! Are your Labels in Compliance with Canada’s Food Labelling Requirements? QUESTION 1: THE NET QUANTITY OF A PREPACKAGED FOOD PRODUCT IS 355.2 GRAMS. WHAT IS THE PROPER BILINGUAL LABEL DECLARATION? 355.2 g 350 g 355 g 0.35 kg QUESTION 2: WHICH OF...
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Save the Date… Canada Organic Week is Next Week!

What is Organic Week? Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Annually, there are hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment during this time. Organics represent a vibrant alternative...
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JOB OPENING: Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

The Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance assists in obtaining and maintaining government approval for natural health products (dietary supplements), cosmetics, medical devices, over-the-counter drugs, and consumer packaged goods in the Canadian marketplace.  Reporting to the Director of Regulatory Affairs, the Associate Director will perform a Quality Assurance...
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INSIDE SOURCE: Meet Maryam and Abdalla

Source is happy to announce another issue of INSIDE SOURCE and proudly introduce two new members of our growing team!   We would like to welcome Maryam Shamloo to the Source team as our new Associate Director of Clinical Trial Operations. Maryam earned her Master of Sciences degree in Food Sciences and Technology...
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JOB OPENING: Regulatory Affairs Specialist

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist assists in obtaining and maintaining government approval for drugs, medical devices, nutritional products, and related materials for clients of Source Nutraceutical Inc. Under direction of the Director of Regulatory Affairs, aids in the review of formulations, labels, development of marketing materials, liaising with government officials, and...
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Emerging Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease of global health concern, and its incidence is rising annually. Approximately 3.2 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes, and 550 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes each day. By targeting additional biomarkers for the diagnosis of diabetes, we may help individuals at higher risk for developing the...
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Decentralized Clinical Trials during COVID-19

Earlier this year we talked about the challenges of conducting clinical research during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us to a “New Normal” situation in clinical research, and we (as a contract research organization) have adapted to accommodate current health guidelines.  Over the last 17 months we have seen...
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The Future of Meat is…. Lab-Grown?

Lab-grown meat (also known as clean meat, cultured meat, cellular agriculture, or in-vitro meat) is simply flesh that is grown outside of an animal’s body. The meat itself is real, but it is obtained without slaughter. Aiming to disrupt the conventional ways of producing animal products, the goal of lab-grown...
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SNI Clinical Trial Services featured in Winnipeg Free Press

Our talented and fantastic team was featured in Winnipeg Free Press this morning–including a great photo of our President & CEO Bernie Desgagnés and a brief history of how far he has come leading us towards success. We’re so excited about managing clinical trial services and partnering up with the innovative team...
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Emerging Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease of global health concern, and its incidence is rising annually. Approximately 3.2 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes, and 550 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes each day. By targeting additional biomarkers for the diagnosis of diabetes, we may help individuals at higher risk for developing the...
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Participating in Clinical Trials: What is it like?

What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are research studies designed to find new or improved ways to prevent, diagnose or treat a health condition or disease (or their symptoms). While some types of research studies can be done in a lab or using an animal model, the term “clinical trials”...
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Follow us on Instagram!

Source Nutraceutical is excited to announce the launch of their shiny new Instagram account! Our regulatory, graphic design, and clinical trial teams will be sharing the latest info on projects we’re working on, services we provide and overall industry news. You can follow us on Instagram @sourcenutra, you’ll be glad...
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Health Canada & Natural Health Products – Office of the Auditor General Release of NHP Program Report

Health Canada has a robust regulatory framework for natural health products (NHPs) to ensure products are safe and effective for Canadian consumers, but how closely are these regulations being enforced? A recent performance audit was conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. The purpose of the audit...
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Clearing the Table: Nutrition Facts Tables

A nutrition facts table helps consumers make informed food choices when grocery shopping and preparing food at home. By law, most packaged food in Canada must have a nutrition facts table. Many aspects of the table are specifically regulated by Health Canada including: size of the table, weight of the...
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Health Canada’s Commitment to Compliance Monitoring – Hand Sanitizers

Recognizing that there is a significant increase and attempt to sell sanitizer products to Canadians: in February of this year, Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) issued a compliance notice to all businesses that hold natural health product licenses for alcohol-based sanitizer. Some of the items outlined in the...
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Source Continues to Expand our Clinical Trial Services Portfolio

As a full-service Canadian contract research organization, Source has a wealth of experience supporting our clients along the research and development pathway: from the start of a product concept, to attaining a health claim on a marketed product! Our Regulatory Affairs Team has helped countless industry clients register Natural Health...
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Health Canada Nutrition Facts Table Regulation Timeline Announcement

Recently, the CFIA announced an amendment to the timelines in for the implementation of the new Nutrition Facts Table (NFT) regulations. They have issued the following statement: While the end of the transition period for the amendments will remain December 14, 2021, the CFIA will focus its efforts on education and...
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