ChromaDex Corp., a world leader in the development of phytochemical and botanical reference standards and the creation of associated intellectual property, recently announced the receipt of a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Supply Contract for scientific services.

Under terms of the receipt, the contract (GS-07F-0243W for Schedule 66 Scientific Equipment and Services) will simplify the process by which federal agencies can engage ChromaDex and purchase services. Effective March 1, 2010, this agreement includes all aspects of dietary supplement testing, analytical method development and validation, contract research services, report and manuscript preparation and laboratory technique training.

ChromaDex focuses on developing sustainable “green chemistry” to provide the dietary supplement, food and beverage, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries with the analytical tools, products, and services to meet the regulatory and quality standards for their products.

Frank Jaksch, chief executive officer and co-founder of ChromaDex, stated, “This long-term supply contract enables government agencies to quickly and easily utilize ChromaDex services without going through lengthy competitive bid processes. We currently serve a number of government agencies, and this contract will make it quicker and easier for them to do business with ChromaDex.”