Our Scientific Partnerships

Swisse is at the forefront of investing in science and research for the complementary medicines industry. Our numerous research partnerships include collaborations with renowned academic research universities, world-leading researchers and Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral projects – all supporting researcher-led inquiry. As well as helping to extend the body of evidence for the nutriceuticals industry, our partners independently review all of our health benefit claims and complete full assessments to ensure our products efficacy.

Our formal partnerships include:

National Institute of Integrative Medicine

The Australian National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) is dedicated to providing evidence-based conventional and complementary approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease. NIIM also engage in many research projects and conduct a series of educational seminars. Swisse supports NIIM across all of its activities, and is the marquee sponsor of NIIM’s free lecture series, which aims to increase the understanding of integrative medicine to those involved with healthcare delivery and the public.

Swinburne University

Swinburne is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology has over 30 researchers and is the largest group in the world researching the effects of natural products, supplements and other nutritional interventions. They conduct government and industry funded trials as well as investigator-initiated studies.

Swinburne University conducted what is believed to be the first study to examine the subjective experience of taking a multivitamin during a clinical trial using Swisse Ultivite multivitamins.

Their aim is to understand fundamental aspects of neurocognitive change and to use the methodologies of applied human psychopharmacology in order to benefit behavioural and brain processes and to translate this knowledge for the public good. The Centre also aims to educate the public on the efficacy and safety of natural medicines and illicit drugs on the human brain.

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide under 50 years old and their Faculty of Health Sciences offers substantive nutrition and research capability. The faculty has 4 schools (Allied Health, Public Health and Human Biosciences, Nursing and Midwifery and La Trobe Rural Health School) and 28 department and research centres across 8 campuses. This includes a new and dedicated clinical trial centre. In the second wave of work this centre will progress to testing new combinant formulae and the research of new claims from current products.

Our research and new product development is also supported by the Swisse Scientific Advisory Panel, read more about the Panel here.