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Sami Sabinsa Group has earned various scientific awards and recognition for our groundbreaking work in phytoscience and alternative medicines. We are also regularly honored and recognized for engaging in achieving state distinction in exports of standardized herbal exacts. We are pleased to highlight some of these awards here.
Best Manufacturer Exporter Award Gold
Sami Labs was honoured with ‘Best Manufacturer Exporter Award Gold’ in Large Category at the 13th edition of Export Excellence Awards – 2018, organized by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI), Bangalore. Mr. K Ravi, President, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) presented the award to Mr. Shaheen Majeed, President worldwide, Sabinsa on 15th June 2018.
Sami Labs honored with Outstanding Export Performance Award for the year 2016-17 by Chemexcil
Shri Shyamal Misra, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, Shri Ajay Kadakia, Vice Chairman, Chemexcil, Mr. VG Nair, Director & CEO, Sami Labs Ltd., Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, Shri Satish Wagh, Chairman, Chemexcil, Shri. S.G. Mokashi, Additional Vice Chairman, Chemexcil and Shri S. G. Bharadi, Executive Director, Chemexcil.
Sami Labs honored with three State Export Excellence Award 2015-16: the Annual Incremental Growth in Exports, Tumakuru District Category and the Platinum Award for Exports.
The awards were received by Mr. Shaheen Majeed, Mr. VG Nair, and Dr. Natarajan S on 24th November 2017 in Bangalore.
From Left: Mr. Shaheen Majeed, President, Sabinsa Worldwide, Sri R.V.Deshapande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development and Dr. M.C.Mohan Kumari Minister for Small Scale Industries & Sugar.
Sami Labs honored with Pharmexcil Outstanding Export Performance Award for 2016 – 2017 in the Herbals category
From left Mr. Madhukumar, COO, Sami Labs Ltd, Shri Udaya Bhaskar, DG Member, Pharmexcil, Shri Madan Mohan Reddy, Chairman, Pharmexcil, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd and Shri Dinesh Dua, Vice Chairman Pharexcil Nectar Life Sciences Ltd.
Sami Labs Recognized For Export Excellence By Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI)
Shri. M C Dinesh, President, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) presented the award to Ms. Neeraja Shetty, Sami Director & President of Strategy & Business Development, Sami Labs Ltd.
Sami-Sabinsa, which manufactures and markets phytonutrients and standardized herbal extracts, specialty fine chemicals, and organic intermediates used in the nutritional, dermaceutical and food industries has been honored with two Pharmexcil Awards for 2015 – 2016 in the Herbals category: the Silver Award for Patents and the Outstanding Export Performance Award.
Mr. Sudhansh Pant. I.A.S. Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt of India presents the award to Mr. VG Nair, CEO, Sami Labs Ltd. along with Ms. Anice Joseph Chandra, Director, Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Delhi.
Sami-Sabinsa Recognized By Global Health & Pharma As The “BEST International Life Science Company” And “MOST Innovative Inflammatory Condition Treatment”
Sami-Sabinsa, a Research-Oriented Indian multinational health science company and a leading producer of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, standardized herbal extracts, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, and probiotics, has been recognized with two awards in the Global Health & Pharma 2016 International Life Science Awards: Best International Life Science Company and Most Innovative Inflammatory Condition Treatment: Curcumin C3 Power Chewable Natural Immune Booster.
Sabinsa’s Parent Company Sami Labs Recognized For Excellence In Research And Development
Honorable Finance Minister of Kerala Sri T.M. Thomas Issac presents the Excellence in Research & Development award to Dr Muhammed Majeed at the Emerging MSME Award ceremony 2016 organized by DC Media on August 25th 2016, at Hycinth, Trivandrum
Sabinsa / Sami Labs Recognized For Export Excellence By Karnataka Government Trade Promotion Center
Sri Siddaramaiah, Honorable Chief Minister for Karnataka, presents the Platinum Distinction Special Recognition Award by the Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC), Government of Karnataka Organization to Ms. Neeraja Shetty, Sami Director & President of Strategy & Business Development, Sami Labs Ltd.
Sami Labs Recognized With Two State Export Excellence Awards By Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre, Karnataka, India
Sami Labs has been recognized for export excellence by the Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC). Sami received the Gold Award in the Agricultural and Horticultural category for Medium to Large Enterprises for 2013 – 2014, the third year in a row. Sami also again received the District Gold Awards the Tumkur district.
Engredea’s – Functional Ingredients Editor’s Choice Award
Engredea’s – Functional Ingredients Editor’s Choice Award for Curcumin C3 Reduct
Left to Right – ‘ Dr. Anurag Pande, Mr. GN Gowda, Mr. Jayasankar Nair, Mr. Ahmed Khan, Ms. Asha Ramesh and Mr. Salman Habibullah from Sabinsa USA.’
Sami Labs wins four State Excellence Exports Awards from Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13
VISVESVARAYA TRADE PROMOTION CENTRE (VTPC) is a mandated nodal agency for promotion of Trade from the State of Karnataka. registered under the Karnataka Societies Act. It is supervised and regulated by an autonomous body constituted by the Government of Karnataka. VTPC has been operational since 1965 under the aegis of Department of Industries & Commerce. VTPC is named after Chief architect of modern Karnataka, Bharat Ratna Late Sir M.Visvesvaraya, who was instrumental in the industrialization of the state. As a part of an Export Promotion, the VTPC organizes State Export Awards, every year.
Sami Labs Receives Award From ABBOTT HEALTHCARE
Sami Labs recently received the “Best Customer-Centric Business Partner for 2012” award from Abbott Healthcare. The award was related to Sami Labs supplying ingredients to Abbott for their product MelaGlow New, an innovative depigmentation cream formulated using Sami’s ingredients. The product, which contains Sami’s cosmeceutical ingredient SabiWhite, is marketed in India through prescription route via dermatologists and has proven to be an extremely successful product and brand for Abbott Healthcare.
MelaGlow New provides a multi prolong approach to skin fairness by targeting different mechanisms like tyrosinase expression, transfer of melanosomes, antioxidant UV protection and anti-inflammatory effects.
“Abbott Healthcare has done a phenomenal job in the Indian prescription market by creating a success story with Melaglow New in the efficacious management of hyperpigmentation. Its a great marketing case study in itself ” said Neeraja Shetty, Sami Labs Director, and President – Strategy & Business Development.
Sami Labs Received the EPCES Export Award
EPCES Export award to Sami Labs Ltd by Honourable Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India,
Dr. Mrs. D. Purandeswari, at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on 30th September 2013.
Nutra Excellence Award – Best company in the field of Research & development
Sami Labs won the “Nutra Excellence Award – Best company in the field of Research & development” in the 8th Nutra Summit – India held in Mumbai on 13th – 16th March 2013.
Sami Labs Received the Amulya 2012 Award
Sami Labs Ltd. received the “Amulya 2012” Award from Karnataka State Innovation Council and Department of Industries and Commerce. The award was presented for having filed an application entitled Oleanoyl Peptide Composition, Process And Methods Thereof before the Indian Patent Office.
Sami Labs wins National Award for Best R&D Company
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Managing Director of Sami Labs, receiving the award during the “Foods 360 Awards” ceremony held at Hyderabad on 05-Nov-2012.
Also seen in the photo (Left to Right): Mr. Shivkumar – FICCI, Mr. J. A. Choudary – FICCI, Mr. Nadendla Manohar – Hon’ble Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. I. Y. R. Krishna Rao (I A S, Special Chief Secretary – Agri Marketing, Go AP), Mr. Kali Prasad, and Mr. Kapil Mohan.
Sami Labs honored with the Panacea Excellence Award
Sami Labs, Ltd. is honored with the Panacea Excellence Award in the category of “Innovative & Evidence-based Natural Ingredients & Products”. The award was presented in Mumbai on 23rd of February 2012 by Prof. (Smt.) Fouzia Khan, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra. Ajay Joshi, Vice President- Business Operations, received this Award on behalf of Sami Labs.
Sami Labs Named Best Innovation And Technology Company
Sami Labs, Ltd. was named “Best Innovation and Technology Company” at the Food 360° Conference organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
FICCI appointed a jury of peers, coordinated by Ernst & Young, to give awards to companies in various categories. The awards were given in conjunction with the International Conference on Agribusiness & Food Processing held recently in Hyderabad, with a large participation from India and abroad.
“It is gratifying to have our dedication to innovation recognized by our peers,” said company founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed. “We appreciate such recognition of our talented, highly educated and proficient team”.
Sami Labs Receives The Top Pharmexcil Patent Award For 2010-2011 In The Herbals, Ayurveda, Nutraceuticals Category
Sami Labs, Ltd. has received the top Pharmexcil Patent Award for 2010-11 in the Herbals, Ayurveda Nutraceuticals category. The Award was presented during the “Pharma CEOs Conclave” organized by the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil) and sponsored by Department of Commerce Industry, Government of India.
Pharmexcil is a ministry established by the Government of India as a gateway to global pharma trade. The awards honor those companies that excel in developing proprietary products that are granted patents throughout the world.
Best District Exporter Award – Tumkur District Export Excellence Award 2011
from Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry
VG Nair (CEO of Sami Labs, Ltd.) receiving Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s Export Excellence Award 2011 from Dr. Anup K. Pujari I.A.S (Director General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi) on 15th June 2011 at Hotel Le Meridien, Sankey Road, Bangalore.
In the Photo (From Left to Right): Dr. Anup K. Pujari I.A.S (Director General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi), Mr. N. S Srinivasa Murthy (President FKCCI), Mr. K Jothiramalingam, I.A.S (Development Commissioner CSEZ, Cochin), Mr. K Shiva Shanmugham (Vice President FKCCI), Mr. J Crasta (Past President FKCCI).
Herbal Industry Leader Award
Sabinsa Corp. received the 2009 Herbal Industry Leader award from the American Herbal Products Association as a company that sets an example of outstanding business practices that work to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practices.
Mr. Shaheen Majeed, Marketing Director of Sabinsa, was also elected to the AHPA board of directors.
Certificate of Excellence for Exports
Sami Labs, Ltd. was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for Exports from the Federation of Indian Export Organisations. The award was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Mr. Shankar Singh Vaghela, in the presence of Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India, December 16th, 2008.
Frost & Sullivan Award
Sabinsa Corp. is the recipient of Frost & Sullivan 2008 North American Personal Care Ingredient Green Excellence of the Year Award. The award is in acknowledgment of Sabinsa’s strategically balanced green product offering, proactive and sustainable marketing practices, and the continuous ability to satisfy client needs in an increasingly diverse and green-conscious market space.
Export Excellence Award
Export Excellence Award is given to Sami Labs, Ltd.
Export Excellence Award
Sami Labs, Ltd. is chosen for the Export Excellence Award 2006-07 from Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Received on 16th June 2007.
Nutrition Business Journal Award
Sabinsa Corporation was awarded by Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ)
NBJ is a research, publishing and consulting company serving the nutrition, natural products, and alternative health care industries.
Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award
Sabinsa Corp., a subsidiary of Sami Labs, Ltd., has been awarded the second Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for 2005 in the Enabling Technology/Small Company category for US Patent 6,849,645 concerning the invention entitled “Method of Increased Bioavailability of Nutrients and Pharmaceutical Preparations with Tetrahydropiperine and its Analogues and Derivatives”.
The Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award recognizes the most revolutionary product innovations and important scientific breakthroughs originating in New Jersey.
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Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award
Sabinsa Corp. received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the year 2004. The award was presented at the Council’s Annual Awards Dinner on November 11, 2004, at the Liberty Science Center, New Jersey. Sabinsa’s U.S. patent (No. 5,804,596) for ForsLean® was awarded this honor in the Consumer/Small Company category.
This is the second award for ForsLean® in the innovation arena. The product earlier won the Best New Product award in 2001 at Nutracon.
Excellence in Exports from Karnataka to Dr. Muhammed Majeed
Best Export Award Overall – GOLD
Award for Excellence in Exports from Karnataka for the period of 1996 thru 2000 by Visvesvaraya Industrial Trade Centre, Govt. of Karnataka, Centre for Export Promotion.
Highest Export of Value Added Spices Award
Award for Highest Export of Value Added Spices by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Highest Export of Newly Developed Spice Products Award
Award for Highest Export of Newly Developed Spice Products by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Award for R&D Efforts in Industry
Award for R&D Efforts in Industry in the category of “Chemical & Allied Industries”, by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), New Delhi.
Export Award in Recognition of Company’s Performance in “Chemicals Category” for the year 2001-02 by the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).
Excellence in Export Achievement under 100% EOU Scheme Award
Award for Excellence in Export Achievement under 100% EOU Scheme in “Agro & Food” Sector in Karnataka from Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry for the year 2001-02.
Award for the Highest Export of Newly Developed Value Added Spice Products from India
Award for Achieving the Highest Export of Newly Developed Value Added Spice Products from India during the year 1999-2000 by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Award for Highest Export of Value Added Spices from India
Award for Achieving the Highest Export of Value Added Spices from India during the year 1999-2000 by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Outstanding Performance in the Export of Spices/Spice Products Award
Award for Outstanding Performance in the Export of Spices/Spice Products from India during the year 1999-2000 by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Approval of In-house Research & Development Unit
Approval of In-house Research & Development Unit u/s 35(2AB) of Income-Tax Act 1961 from Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial research.
Certificate of Honour for Outstanding Performance in the Export of Spices/Spice Products
Certificate of Honour for Outstanding Performance in the Export of Spices/Spice Products for the year 1998-99 from India issued by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
Spice House Certificate
Spice House Certificate issued by Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce.
In-house Research & Development Recognition
Recognition of In-house Research & Development facility.
Recognised Export House
Recognised Export House from Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce, DGFT, New Delhi.
Outstanding Export Performance in the Development & Export of New Products
Outstanding Export Performance in the Development & Export of New Products “Garcinia cambogia” Extracts from India during the year 1994–95 from Spices Board.
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Export Performance in Spice Products
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Export Performance in Spice Products, Vegetable Extracts, Organic Fine Chemicals, Essential Oils, Extracts & Oleoresins, Modified Starches & Enzymes, etc., from Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce.
Sami-Sabinsa Founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed named NutraChampion
Sami-Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed Ph.D. was chosen as the 2018 NutraChampion in the NutraIngredients Awards in association with VitaFoods Europe. Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa President Worldwide, accepted the award on his father’s behalf in Geneva on 16th May 2018.
IP and R & D Award
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Managing Director, Sami Labs Limited was honoured with the prestigious IP and R & D Award by Future Kerala Financial Daily at glamorous Brand Award Function at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Kochi on the 9th February, 2018.
The award was presented by Mr. Fabian Hamilton, MP and Shadow Minister for Defence & Foreign Affairs, Government of the United Kingdom in the presence of Shri Alphons Kannamthanam, Minister for Tourism, Government of India.
Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian American Kerala Cultural And Civic Center (IAKCCC)
Sami-Sabinsa group founder Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D. has been bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian American Kerala Cultural And Civic Center (IAKCCC).The much-acclaimed award is given to an individual deemed by the IAKCCC members of having high caliber and exceptional contributions made to the society. This honor, presented to Dr. Majeed underscores his unwavering dedication and significant contribution made to ‘nutraceuticals’ and ‘cosmeceuticals’ industries and his commitment to providing ‘total health and wellness’ to people across the globe.
Dr. N. Kalyanam, President R&D, Sabinsa Corporation received the prestigious award on behalf of Dr. Majeed from Dr. Thomas Abraham, Founder & Chairman, GOPIO International
Dr. Muhammed Majeed awarded outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year 2017 – July 28, 2017
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder-Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group awarded Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year 2017
Dr. Muhammed Majeed receives an award from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on March 1st, 2017
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sami Labs receives an award from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the occasion of 65th Annual Celebration of Alumni Association of Trivandrum Medical College on March 1st, 2017
Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed Ph.D. was honored for his pioneering role in building the nutraceuticals industry as he was inducted into the Hall Of Legends at Natural Products Expo
Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed Ph.D. was honored for his pioneering role in building the nutraceuticals industry as he was inducted into the Hall Of Legends at Natural Products Expo West on Friday, March 11, 2016, in Anaheim California. Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa’s Marketing Director, accepted the award on his father’s behalf. More
Dr. Majeed receives Global Innovation & Excellence from Mr. K.V. Thomas Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament
Dr. Majeed receives Global Innovation & Excellence from Mr. K.V. Thomas Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament at the second NIB award, organized jointly by the Ernakulam Press Club and the Public Relation Council of India (PRCI) in Kerala on 20th Feb 2016.
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman Sami-Sabinsa group was honored by Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Ommen Chandy
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman Sami-Sabinsa group was honored by Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Ommen Chandy at the Trivandrum Medical College Grand Alumni Convention held on 19th February 2016.
Dr. Majeed received the Daniel B. Stateman Award
Dr. Majeed received the Daniel B. Stateman award for distinguished alumni from Dr. David Taft at Long Island University’s 121st graduation ceremony in Brooklyn, New York on May 14, 2010.
Alumni Award from Trivandrum Medical College
Dr. Majeed receiving distinguished alumni Award of Trivandrum Medical College from Hon.Vayalar Ravi, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs.
Prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Dr. Muhammed Majeed
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Chairman and Managing Director of SAMI LABS LTD, was chosen by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) to receive its prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is sanctioned by the U.S. Congress, symbolizes the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood, and diversity. NECO recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. Dr. Majeed was presented with the medal at a gala event held on May 15th, 2004, on Ellis Island, New York.
“I am very proud to receive this honor and be recognized for the work I do here in the United States and in India” said Dr. Majeed. “I believe strongly in NECO’s mission to preserve and celebrate ethnic diversity, and to promote advancement and tolerance among all ethnic groups”.
Previous recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor include former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton, Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, Bob Hope, Rudy Giuliani and Muhammad Ali.
Kerala Association of New Jersey Honors Dr. Muhammed Majeed
Dr. Muhammed Majeed honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kerala Association of New Jersey.
Seen in the picture (L to R): Alex Koshy Vilnilam, Ravindranath Pande, James Mukkadan and Dr. Muhammed Majeed.
Certificate of Honour for Export Achievement from Spices Board
Certificate of Honour for Export Achievement from Spices Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce
Dr. Majeed receives the award from President of India.
National Award for Quality Products given to Dr. Muhammed Majeed
National Award for Quality Products from Govt. of India, Ministry of Industry.
Dr. Majeed receives the award from President of India.