Manuka Health is the first company in the world to establish an accurate, scientific certification system for Manuka Honey based on the concentration of the bioactive substances, Methylglyoxal MGO. This certification system is the result of research at the Institute of Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany under the direction of Professor Thomas Henle. Professor Henle and his team were the first to document that the compound primarily responsible for the non-peroxide very unique activity of Manuka Honey Methylglyoxal was. Testing for Methylglyoxal activity has become the standard of laboratories and producers of Manuka Honey. Manuka Health remains the leader in this industry by making use of the best scientific research and the most innovative product development.