Essi Sarkkinen do have position as a Senior Expert in Food and Nutrition team of Medfiles Ltd. Medfiles is a Japanese owned CRO company based in Finland and serving both food and pharma industry in Northern Europe.

Essi Sarkkinen do have Ph.D in Clinical nutrition and docent qualification at the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition in the University of Eastern Finland. She has over 45 publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and have acted as the supervisor of four academic dissertations.  She has worked in the field health claims and novels foods since 1998 having vast experience both on regulatory affairs and clinical substantiation of health claims on foods. She has been involved in tens of health claim and novel food dossiers, both compiling and filing for EU approval processes. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience on conduction clinical trials in food and nutrition area to substantiate either efficacy or safety of new food ingredients in joint collaboration with food industry.