Andrew is the founder of Tait Laboratories Inc., a company devoted to modernizing traditional herbal medicines. After a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Concordia University, he completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. During his thesis work on multiple sclerosis, he identified Traditional Chinese Medicines having potential to treat a wide range of chronic diseases; he founded the company while finishing his graduate studies.
In 2012, he was awarded the NSERC Innovation Challenge Award, for successfully translating his research to an entrepreneurial venture. That same year, he also gave the keynote presentation at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine’s annual symposium. In 2014, he was awarded the BC Food Processors Association “Rising Star” Award. His company’s flagship product, MS+ (Mandarin Skin Plus), is approved by Health Canada to relieve digestive distress and in 2015 will be available at all retail pharmacies.
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