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

Moscow, 9 November 2021 of the year - One of the world's largest vitamin retailers, Dietary supplements and 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 Research Center for Quality Control and Expert Research on Dietary Supplements. The signing was attended by General Director of iHerb in Russia Ilya Mikin and Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov.

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

● Product quality monitoring, presented on the website.

● Joint applied research in the field of production of bioadditives.

● Promotion of effective requirements of technical regulations in the production of dietary supplements.

● Promotion of effective and creation of new dietary supplements.

● Ensuring state registration of dietary supplements, meeting the requirements of technical regulation, in the Russian Federation and EU countries.

● Development of professional recommendations for consumers on the use and selection of dietary supplements.

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

General Director of iHerb in Russia Ilya Mikin:

“iHerb considers Russia one of the most promising and interesting markets. We have repeatedly stated our intention to transfer a significant part of our assets here, and cooperation with RUDN University is another step towards deep localization. We are grateful to the representatives of the Russian government, RUDN University and the Russian Academy of Sciences 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 it will help increase the life expectancy of people in Russia, and all over the world".

Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov:

“RUDN University 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 customers make a choice in a situation with a wide range of offers. Our specialists will conduct research on the composition and quality of products from those brands, which will be presented by iHerb in Russia. At the first stage, these are vitamin complexes, cosmetical tools, products for a healthy lifestyle.

We have previously conducted similar examinations for various companies., we have the appropriate equipment and experience. Now, as part of our cooperation, we are creating a “full cycle” laboratory, in which specific products can go from hypothesis testing to actual production. In the future, we will promote products from Russian manufacturers on the international market through the iHerb platform.”.


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 care products, goods for home and pets. На витрине маркетплейса выставлено более 30 000 товаров от 1200 производителей.


Российский университет дружбы народов (РУДН, RUDN University) – ведущий российский университет, занимает 317-е место среди лучших учебных заведений всего мира в рейтинге QS. Это самый международный университет страны – здесь получают образование студенты из 160 стран. РУДН занимается исследованиями в области химии, физики, медицины, биологии и многих других наук. Эксперименты и экспертиза проходят в 240 лабораториях и научных центрах. Большие данные обрабатываются на собственном суперкомпьютере.

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