Every company starts somewhere. Dyad Labs was born into a world brimming with questions about baby formula.
The 2008 Chinese milk scandal captured headlines around the world. Infant formula and other milk products sold in China were found to have been adulterated with melamine. This “non-protein nitrogen,” when added to milk products, gave the appearance of higher protein content than products actually contained. The World Health Organization referred to this event as one of the largest food safety events in modern history.
In the United States, particularly in the nutritional supplement industry, the scandal galvanized support for increased food safety protocols, label claim verification, and customer transparency regarding raw ingredients and finished goods manufacturing.
That same year, 2008, Dyad Labs (then called Genysis Labs) was created as the in-house testing laboratory for a large contract manufacturer of nutritional supplement products. As national brands of protein shakes, pre-workout drinks and other nutraceutical products sought confirmation that the raw ingredients they were using in the making of their products were what they claimed to be, Dyad began the work of finding new and more accurate ways to identify, quantify and assess the purity of raw ingredients from around the world.
As the contract manufacturing business added clients and new types of products to their portfolio and expanded over the years, the lab grew as well.