Analytical Science Leaders Honored at AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting Award Ceremony

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The Association of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC) INTERNATIONAL announced the winners of more than a dozen awards presented at their Annual Meeting.

In a recent press release (1), the Association of Official Analytical Collaboration (AOAC) INTERNATIONAL published the winners from their Annual Meeting held in August 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona with more than 600 attendees. At this meeting, “over a dozen awards recognized scientific excellence across the spectrum of AOAC activities, including method development, expert review panels, editorial contributions to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, and technical service,” (1). The mission of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is to “bring together government, industry, and academia to establish standard methods of analysis that ensure the safety and integrity of foods and other products that impact public health around the world,” (2).

Among the award winners was Richard van Breemen, PhD, professor at the Linus Pauling Institute and the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University. Dr. van Breemen, along with three other members of the food safety community, received the Fellow of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Award, which recognizes the dedication of the volunteers who serve the Association (1).


Earlier this year, Dr. van Breemen published findings from his laboratory showing that specific hemp compounds demonstrated the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells, which he presented as a keynote address in the analytical track at Cannabis Science Conference West 2022.

Read more about Dr. van Breemen in an interview with Cannabis Science and Technology here: