The awards were given to Bjorn Rene, currently sales director at Golden Omega, and jointly to Clemens von Schacky, head of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Munich and Bill Harris, Professor of Medicine, University of South Dakota School of Medicine and president and CEO, OmegaQuant Analytics.
Bjorn Rene was recognized for his long career in the omega-3 field and for his leadership on industry initiatives like establishing the CRN Voluntary Monograph (now GOED’s Voluntary Technical Monograph).
Drs. Harris and von Schacky received the award to acknowledge their efforts in developing the Omega-3 Index test as a potential new biomarker for assessing risk for cardiovascular disease.
The award recipients were chosen by GOED’s board of directors and presented at the biennial GOED Exchange 2016 conference. The conference took place February 2-4, 2016 in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Presentations and conference videos are now available for purchase.