• What We DO

    We provide technical literature searches to the scientific and consumer product regulatory community

    When submitting commercial product applications to regulatory agencies, overlooking related research can negatively impact the approval process. Green Heron Information Services has the experience, expert knowledge, and database access to provide thorough technical literature searches in support of applications to agencies such as the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

  • Who we SERVe

    Green Heron Information Services typically works with regulatory professionals from toxicology/ecotoxicology, chemical, veterinary, forestry, agriculture and biotechnology areas. These professionals are tasked with demonstrating to government agencies that their products are safe and ready to go to market. We also provide custom research for a range of clients including corporate, non-profit and government entities. Services we typically provide include:

    • Conducting technical literature searches
    • Surfacing hard to find regulatory documents
    • Organizing information into formats required by regulatory agencies
    • Creating and documenting processes for identification of future related research

      The Protein Allergens, Toxins and Bioinformatics (PATB) committee of the Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI) needed to develop a process for conducting an annual technical literature search that would identify articles about novel protein sequences that cause allergic reactions....
      A nonprofit organization representing a food-related industry needed to respond to questions raised by international agency regulators during the application process. The regulators asked the organization to review recent research on new gluten sequences in gluten-caused celiac. The organization...
    • Who We Are

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      Matthew Von Hendy, MLS

      Matthew Von Hendy is owner and principal of Green Heron Information Services. He is an accomplished research librarian with more than 20 years of professional experience working in a variety of government and technical libraries. He has worked at the EPA, NASA and the National Academies of Science. Von Hendy's work has been cited in 10 different National Academies reports. He is also recognized as an expert in locating government information and grey literature (research and reports not controlled by commercials publishers).

      Von Hendy earned his Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky and his Masters of American History from the University of New Hampshire. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Oberlin College.

    • What Clients Say

      Matt is an outstanding researcher with a tremendous talent for locating just the right information. He listens to the customer’s needs closely and is creative in the resources he leverages to meet those needs. He always asks for feedback and is willing to revise or refine his research work based on that feedback. Matt’s work is timely and thorough every time!

      -Senior Program Officer at a national science nonprofit

    • Contact Us

      Inquire about our services. We aim to answer all inquiries within 24 hours.

      Rockville, Maryland
      (240) 401-7433
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