IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC), an innovator of proprietary health, wellness and nutritional ingredients that creates science-based solutions to dietary supplement, food and beverage, skin care, sports nutrition, and pharmaceutical products, announced today it has appointed Dr. Matthew Roberts, Ph.D. to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board ("SAB"). Dr. Roberts is an accomplished innovation executive with over 25 years of success at the industry's major companies. Currently he is managing, growing and advising startup companies across the food, nutrition, and digital health industries. Dr. Roberts will add further operational, development, and discovery experience to the SAB. He has achieved outstanding results in both the commercial and research sides of business, leading to successful introduction of hundreds of new food products, ingredients, and science & technology resulting in material improvements in business performance. He has launched concentrated, sterile, and clear protein beverages that have grown both share and margin on major human nutrition brands in both retail and healthcare institutions. His work has also contributed to advances in infant nutrition and care. In the companion animal sector, his work has shaped veterinary and retail animal diets with new approaches to improving the lives of pets. Through his business development work, he has participated or led acquisitions and equity investments, which have resulted in significant structural shifts in the human and companion animal nutrition industry. Operationally, he has worked with global supply chains, procurement, pilot production scale up of innovations, stage gate evaluations, and development of strategic corporate partnerships. As a scientist, Dr. Roberts managed a variety of teams and projects with significant annual budgetary responsibilities. He is the author or editor of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, professional publications, and patents. He has presented at hundreds of international life and food science conferences over his career. He has mentored Ph.D. students as an industrial advisor and thesis committee member as well as taught graduate level courses at the ETH and EPFL (Switzerland).