March 16, 2010 — The 5th Annual American Botanical Council Celebration and Awards Ceremony took place last night, honoring individuals and companies who influence the present and future of the herbal medicine movement. The ABC event is part of the annual Natural Products Expo West trade show and Nutracon scientific conference.
This year’s James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award was given to Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis for their new book An Oak Spring Herbaria: Herbs and Herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries: A Selection of the Rare Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art in the Collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon.1
This year’s recipient of the Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award is Prof. Rudolf Bauer, PhD, head of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of the Department of Pharmacognosy at the University of Graz in Austria. He has spent many years researching echinacea: its active compounds, constituents, pharmacology, quality control, standardization, and safety.
ABC’s Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award
This year’s Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award goes to Bionorica AG, a manufacturer and clinical researcher of herbal remedies, with phytomedicinal products sold in 40 countries.
Source: American Botanical Council, www.herbalgram.org