The International Coenzyme Q10 Association was founded in September 1997, by renowned international scientists, nutritionists and doctors. Its head office is at the Institute of Biochemistry of the University of Ancona, Italy. The Association is a non-profit organization that aims to promote basic and applied research on the biomedical aspects of Coenzyme Q10 in order to disseminate knowledge on basic biochemistry and on the preventive and/or therapeutic effects of Coenzyme Q10. Kaneka Corporation has been a member of the Association since its founding.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.
The purpose of MRS is to find a cure for mitochondrial diseases by promoting research on basic science of mitochondria, mitochondrial pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment through out the world.