Contributor Profile

Dr. Kan He

Job TitleSr. Principal Scientist, Botanical Development, Worldwide R&D

Company NameHerbalife International of America


Kan He is a Sr. Principal Scientist at Herbalife Botanical Research and Ingredient Development. He is responsible for botanical ingredient research for Herbalife product pipeline and has been involved in botanical product design, development and manufacturing.

Kan He earned his BSc and MSc in Pharmacy and Medicinal Chemistry from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, received a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Arizona Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed postdoctoral research at Purdue University.

Before joining Herbalife, Kan He led an R&D team that studied and developed new methods and new dietary supplements at Pure World Botanicals and Naturex, respectively.

With over 20 years in natural product chemistry research and nutraceutical and supplemental industrial experiences, he has authored or co-authored over 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

He also holds 11 US patents on the development of new herbal ingredients and new herbal manufacturing processes.

Conference Sessions

  • Natural products – What makes them effective?

    Wednesday09:00 - 12:3018 April 2018
    Workshop Room G102 - G103

    Natural compounds extracted from various plants parts present a challenge of standardization to their various components. In recent years, with the rapid and si...

    • Language: English

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