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Shanel A. Lindsay

Founder and President

Founder and President of Ardent, for years I struggled to dose accurately with my medicine. I thought I was doing a good job with my homespun methods until I took my medicine to tab and realized I could be doing much better. Determined to find a solution, I decided to test all the methods people are currently using.

I learned It’s virtually impossible to get a full decarb with these conventional appliance. Every method I tried fell short. I commissioned testing with MCR labs on the science to finally solve this grey area in the cannabis world. Armed with this breakthrough research, I developed the NOVA – an inNOVAtive in home device that delivers decarbed marijuana to patients looking for an alternative method to consume. I developed the NOVA – an inNOVAtive in home device that delivers decarbed marijuana to patients looking for an alternative method to consume.

Learn more about Shanel’s journey as a medical cannabis patient, advocate and entrepreneur.

Steven’s research at the University of Rhode Island Pharmacognosy Lab involved studying novel sources of resveratrol, properties of rebaudioside-A and novel separation methods of reb-A from raw crude stevia extract, and the development of fast-dissolving films for nutraceutical delivery. He has broad knowledge of the scientific industry, having worked as a chemist at a chemical manufacturing and processing industrial facility, in quality control in the food industry, and in process development for biopharmaceuticals at a large biotech firm. Steven’s primary expertise lies in developing formulations and extracts from raw sources in a variety of delivery forms.

Steven Shelales

Nutraceutical Scientist

Steven Shelales has been an expert on nutraceutical products for over 17 years. His experience studying nutraceuticals in an academic environment, advising the public on their use, and gathering both empirical evidence and anecdotal data has provided him a keen perspective on the usefulness, validity and limitations of natural therapies. Steven earned his Masters of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology from the University of Rhode Island, summa cum

Steven Shelales has been an expert on nutraceutical products for over 17 years. His experience studying nutraceuticals in an academic environment, advising the public on their use, and gathering both empirical evidence and anecdotal data has provided him a keen perspective on the usefulness, validity and limitations of natural therapies. Steven earned his Masters of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology from the University of Rhode Island, summa cum laude, specializing in natural products science, stem cell science and the organismal theory of evolution. His master’s literature review investigated the varied uses of beta glucans from mushroom sources, their potency and their potential uses in the future of medicine.

Steven’s research at the University of Rhode Island Pharmacognosy Lab involved studying novel sources of resveratrol, properties of rebaudioside-A and novel separation methods of reb-A from raw crude stevia extract, and the development of fast-dissolving films for nutraceutical delivery. He has broad knowledge of the scientific industry, having worked as a chemist at a chemical manufacturing and processing industrial facility, in quality control in the food industry, and in process development for biopharmaceuticals at a large biotech firm. Steven’s primary expertise lies in developing formulations and extracts from raw sources in a variety of delivery forms.

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