dicentra is a contract research organization and professional consulting firm that specializes in addressing all matters related to safety, quality and compliance for all product categories in the life sciences and food industries.

We evaluate, implement, and provide all the necessary support for your products and operations, allowing you to gain market access while building confidence in your brand. We achieve this through our four business divisions:

Since our inception in 2002, we have completed over 18,000 projects and serviced over 1,200 companies internationally. Our clients look to us to help protect their bottom line while integrating our team as a part of theirs. This is a result of the continuous efforts we make to provide the highest level of client care.



To continuously provide our clients with result-oriented regulatory and scientific solutions that promote accelerated business growth and a long-term strategic partnership.



With passion and care we create effective scientific and regulatory solutions for our clients.

We believe in developing long-term relationships with clients, team members and government regulatory bodies.

We believe in personalized service. We understand the uniqueness of each company’s regulatory needs and make every effort to deliver customized solutions.

We believe in knowledge. Our team members are highly trained and specialized in the areas where we lead.


dicentra participates in expert panels, workshops, and speaking engagements at industry events at the forefront of decision making for regulatory matters, directly affecting the health and food industries.

Ad Standards is committed to fostering community confidence in Canadian advertising and to ensuring the integrity and viability of advertising through effective industry self-regulation. As an independent, not-forprofit body, we administer the  Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, the principal instrument of advertising self-regulation in Canada, and a national mechanism for accepting and responding to consumer complaints about ads. Ad Standards Clearance Services reviews creative and offers consultative services in five categories, to help ensure advertising complies with relevant regulations.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 400 member companies.

Better Business BureauThe Better Business Bureau’s Vision: An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.

The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products.

CanadaPolandChamberCommerceThe Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce (CPCC) is dedicated to the Promotion, Development and Expansion of Business, Trade and Investment Between Canada and Poland.

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada has established and upheld rigorous standards, ethics and good business practices, as the recognized voice of our industry. They are a family of competitors, using our combined strength to ensure fairness in regulations and to gain credibility and respect with Canadians.

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is the driving force behind Canada’s Natural Product Innovation Cluster–a strategic community of SMEs, research institutes, corporations, investors, government departments, and service providers who support the development and commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, natural resources, agriculture and agri-food, and sustainable bioproducts.

The Organic Council of Ontario is the voice for organics in Ontario. The members are the organic farmers, processors, businesses, and supporters who bring organics from the field to your fork.