iHerb initiated the creation of an International Research Center at RUDN University

Moscow, 11 November 2021 of the year - The world's largest vitamin retailer, BAD i
products for a healthy lifestyle iHerb signed an agreement with RUDN University, one of the leading
Russian universities, on the creation of the International Innovative Scientific-
quality control research center and expert research biologically
active additives. The signing was attended by the CEO of iHerb in Russia Ilya
Mikin and RUDN University rector Oleg Yastrebov.

The center will become a new source of scientific expertise in the food supplement market,
vitamin complexes, cosmetics and will strengthen the basis for creating a system
regulation of this market in Russia. Cooperation will last 3 year. All this time
iHerb will finance the activities of the innovation center and provide it with
resources required for work. To the tasks of the research center

● Product quality monitoring, presented on the website.
● Joint applied research in the production of dietary supplements.
● Promotion of effective requirements of technical regulations when
production of dietary supplements.
● Promotion of effective and creation of new dietary supplements.
● Ensuring state registration of dietary supplements, the respective
technical regulation requirements, in RF and EU countries.
● Development of professional recommendations for consumers on
application and selection of dietary supplements.

It is also planned to create a single authoritative information resource for citizens with
up-to-date information on dietary supplements, as well as conduct joint scientific-
practical events with the involvement of Russian and international companies.

Ilya Mikin, CEO of iHerb in Russia:

“IHerb considers Russia one of the most promising and interesting markets. We more than once
declared their intention to transfer a significant part of the assets here, and
cooperation with RUDN University is another step towards deep localization. We are grateful
representatives of the government of the Russian Federation, RUDN and RAS for supporting our initiative and
intend to actively develop it. It will not only become a source of new scientific
knowledge, but will also increase the investment attractiveness of a healthy lifestyle, and in
the future will help to increase the life expectancy of people in Russia, and in everything
the world ".

RUDN University Rector Oleg Yastrebov:

"RUDN and iHerb are global organizations, which are known in more than 180 countries.
Our cooperation will increase the level of trust in unfamiliar brands and help
for buyers to make a choice in a situation of a wide range of offers. Our
specialists will conduct research on the composition and quality of products of those

brands, which will be presented by iHerb in Russia. At the first stage it is
vitamin complexes, cosmetical tools, products for a healthy lifestyle

Previously, we have already carried out similar examinations for various companies., we have
appropriate equipment and experience. Now, within the framework of cooperation, we are creating
full cycle laboratory, in which specific products can pass
stages from hypothesis testing to real production. In perspective -
promotion of products of Russian manufacturers to the international market through
iHerb site ".


IHerb was founded in 1996 year in the USA. The iHerb range includes vitamin
complexes, nutritional supplements, products for vegetarians, people with special
nutritional needs, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, goods for home and for
animals. На витрине маркетплейса выставлено более 30 000 товаров от 1200


Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN, RUDN University) - leading Russian
university, ranks 317th among the best educational institutions around the world in
QS ranking. This is the most international university in the country - here they receive
education students from 160 countries. RUDN is engaged in research in the field of chemistry,
physics, medicine, biology and many other sciences. Experiments and expertise are underway
in 240 laboratories and scientific centers. Big data is processed on its own

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