Raj K. Chopra brings over fifty years of experience to the American health foods and vitamin industry as one of the world's experts in chewable multivitamin formulations, timed-release formulations, and bio-enhanced supplements. His expertise in formulation, product development, nutrition research, and food technology has been fundamental to the founding and success of Tishcon. Tishcon Corp. is recognized for its focus on consumer needs and the drive to meet those needs with innovations in the production and manufacture of its United States Pharmacopeia-compliant supplements. Chopra continues to support the company's mission as Chairman Emeritus.
Chopra received the Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Merit and University First Rank recognition from L. M. College of Pharmacy in India in 1965. He received a full scholarship for Columbia University's School of Pharmacy in the City of New York, where he completed his graduate studies and taught industrial pharmacy. Chopra later served as Technical Director of Private Formulations, Inc. for nine and a half years.
Chopra has co-authored many papers and patents that have led to breakthroughs in the nutrition industry, including extensive research on CoQ10 and different means of delivery for the supplement. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Institute of Food Technologists.
Through Tishcon, Chopra has been instrumental in providing support for the American College of Nutrition as a National Nutrition Alliance member for years. The American College of Nutrition honored Chopra as the 2006 Industry Recipient of the prestigious Bieber Award in recognition of "his outstanding academic accomplishments and distinguished contributions in the nutrition industry."
Chopra, through Tishcon, has been an active supporter of Vitamin Angels, an organization that distributes essential nutrients and life-saving vitamins to the communities that need them most. Over the last twenty years, Tishcon has donated over twenty million high-potency vitamin-A softgels to help prevent vitamin-A deficiency blindness in infants and children, particularly in countries throughout Africa and South/Southeast Asia. They have also donated prenatal vitamins to supplement the diets of pregnant women and multivitamins for young children to fill in the nutrient gaps in their diets.
Chopra lives in Westbury, New York, with his dearly beloved wife and partner of fifty-four years, Asha. He is blessed to be surrounded by his loving son, two daughters, one precious granddaughter, and his granddaughter's cat.