September 08, 2021

Nutrasource Receives Health Canada Controlled Drugs & Substances Dealer’s Licence

Guelph, ON – September 8, 2021 - Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services, a global full-service contract research organization (CRO), has announced receipt of a Controlled Drugs & Substances Dealer’s Licence by Health Canada.

This licence is the first to be obtained by a third-party, natural products focused CRO in Canada.  It will enable Nutrasource to possess and conduct activities, including, but not limited to holding, distributing, and conducting clinical research studies on controlled substances.

The licence will afford Nutrasource’s clients a unique opportunity to conduct early-stage clinical studies, including BA/BE (Bioavailability / Bioequivalence) studies, proof of concept studies, and efficacy trials with controlled substances in Canada.

“With fully developed study protocols, safe storage and management as well as an experienced QPIC (Qualified Person in Charge) recognized by Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances, Nutrasource is ready for controlled drug and substances projects,” said Ana Samborski, Pharmacy Manager, Nutrasource. 

William Rowe, Nutrasource President and CEO added, “This licence is an excellent and logical extension of our Institution-Wide Cannabis Research Licence obtained earlier this year. Botanicals and their derivatives continue to be a key focus and these licences enhance our position further in the nutra to pharma services pathway.”



About Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services Inc. (Nutrasource)

Nutrasource is a premier, full-service contract research organization (CRO) and solutions provider that helps health companies bring products to market with strong science and regulatory confidence – from concept to claim. With over 100 employees serving 2,000+ clients globally, Nutrasource serves as a one-stop shop for international regulatory consulting, clinical trials (onsite and multi-centre), and product testing solutions for dietary supplements, food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and everything in between. Nutrasource brings together more experience in nutrition, regulatory affairs, and pharmaceutical science to help customers achieve compliance and gain market entry in the U.S., Canada, the E.U., and Asia Pacific. Nutrasource has successfully completed thousands of projects and over 750 clinical trials across a wide range of ingredients and product types through end-to-end capabilities, committed staff, and transparent partnership environment.