CLP Scientific & Lifescience Committee

Clinique La Prairie is regarded as a leading destination for people seeking improved health and longer lives through the result of nine decades of scientific research and clinical experience.

Science has been part and parcel of Clinique La Prairie since its inception. Its foundations are based on the work of Dr Paul Niehans, a pioneer in cell therapy, followed by that of a team of internationally renowned scientists who have contributed to the research with a special focus on the Revitalisation program. For over 20 years, Prof. Ernst Theodor Rietschel, has been heading Clinique La Prairie’s scientific committee, collaborating with international experts and clinicians in the fields of research medicine and biosciences.

The international Scientific Advisory Board is composed of the most expert researchers and clinicians, as well as advisers among the finest in their respective fields. Their research has contributed to developing refined and purified formula containing only biologically active substances for the CLP Extract, the essential element administered nowadays orally under the Revitalisation program at the clinic. The proprietary CLP Extract is only available at Clinique La Prairie in Montreux.

Our scientific research. now includes the fields of lifescience, drawing upon a team of specialists in various fields related to medicine, nutrition, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, pharmacology and, more recently, nutrigenomics. The areas of interest focus in particular on innovative nutraceuticals, genetics, epigenetics and immunostimulatory therapy. Several products have recently been launched at Clinique La Prairie to optimize nutritional support, and research projects continue in an effort to determine how these innovations can be used to promote longevity and to contribute to diverse prevention therapies.

The secret of Revitalisation

PROF. DR. H.C. MULT. Ernst Theodor Rietschel - Head of scientific team


Prof. Rietschel has supported the scientific research of CLP for over 20 years. For his work he was awarded a number of honors including the "Ordre pour le Merite" from the Republic of France, the First Class Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Japanese order of the Rising Sun (Golden Rays) with Neck Ribbon.