Scientific & Technical Advisory Board
Jun Ruan – Expert in Botanical-Based Functional Foods and Nutraceutical Development
Since graduation from Peking University with a B.S. degree in chemistry, Mr. Ruan has devoted more than 2 decades into the development of innovative pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional food products based on botanicals grown in the mountain areas of Guangxi Province, China. From 1986 to 2003, as a principle investigator at the Research Institute of Plants in Guangxi, Mr. Ruan has led many important projects in natural product research and development, including high-yield isolation and purification of paclitaxel (Taxol®) from yew trees, developing natural, low-calorie sweeteners based on fruits (exclusively grown in the local area), along with the isolation and characterization of active ingredients of many important medicinal botanicals.
Mr. Ruan served as Chief Technical Officer /Key Technical Advisor to highly successful companies such as Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients Corp and Guilin Huiang biopharmaceutical company, Ltd. Mr. Ruan later founded his own company, Nanning Godsend Biotechnology Company, Ltd., and has invented and commercialized numerous botanical-based nutracueticals and functional foods that have been exported to the US, EU, Japan, and South East Asia.