LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC) today announced regulatory authorizations to sell its patented nicotinamide riboside chloride (NR, or Niagen®) to consumers in both the European Union and in Australia.

ChromaDex received its listing number for Tru Niagen® on the Australian Registry of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) on January 8, 2020.  The Company also received authorization to sell its patented nicotinamide riboside chloride as a novel food in the European Union on January 10, 2020.  As the regulatory applicants and innovators, ChromaDex benefits from market exclusivity in Australia until December 2021 and market exclusivity in the EU until February 2025. 

“These regulatory notifications allow us to bring our clinically validated Tru Niagen® to the people of Europe and Australia,” says ChromaDex CEO Rob Fried.  “We look forward to product launches with our distribution partners in these important markets.”

Niagen® is the only commercially available NR which has twice been successfully reviewed under U.S. Food & Drug Association's (FDA) new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification requirement and has also been successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS). ChromaDex also secured regulatory approval on its patent-protected ingredient in Canada.

For additional information on the science supporting Niagen, please visit www.chromadex.com.

About ChromaDex:
ChromaDex Corp. is a science-based integrated nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. ChromaDex scientists partner with leading universities and research institutions worldwide to uncover the full potential of NAD and identify and develop novel, science-based ingredients. Its flagship ingredient, NIAGEN® nicotinamide riboside chloride, sold directly to consumers as TRU NIAGEN®, is backed with clinical and scientific research, as well as extensive IP protection. TRU NIAGEN® is helping the world AGE BETTER®. ChromaDex maintains a website at www.chromadex.com to which ChromaDex regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional and financial information about the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements:
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ChromaDex Media Contact:
Alex Worsham, Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications
310-388-6706 ext. 689
alexw@chromadex.com

ChromaDex Investor Relations Contact:
Brianna Gerber, Vice President of FP&A and Investor Relations
949-419-0288 ext. 127
briannag@chromadex.com