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Venture capitalists eye Vitafoods for nutrition start-up buys

Nutrition Capital Network (NPN) will return to Vitafoods in Geneva in May with a fresh mission to connect innovative SMEs with potential investors like DSM, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures....

ChromaDex succeeds in boosting ingredient sales by 182% in face of continuing losses

ChromaDex Corp. continued to make progress on its transformation from a company based solely on testing services to a branded ingredient supplier, registering a 182% increase in ingredient sales in...

Naturex responds to market demand with non GMO certification of extracts

French-based botanical ingredients supplier Naturex is adjusting to meet future market conditions in the US by certifying seven of its most popular ingredients non GMO.

Probiotics on the verge of “dramatic second growth curve,” expert says

Probiotics are on the cusp of a “dramatic second growth curve” that could more than double their sales in supplements in the U.S., but new delivery platforms and uses could...

Is it worth buying nutrient-poor packaged fruit 'n' veg?

Fresh-cut fruit and veg are sold as an instant vitamin boost. But chlorine disinfection, refrigeration and up to three weeks on the shelf mean their vitamin content is often low...

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America, the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruled to uphold certain claims of...

Special edition: beauty from within

Green tea's not just about health; it's a beauty ingredient, too, Taiyo says

The beauty-from-within market is one of those that is perennially not quite ready for prime time, at least in North America. But officials at Taiyo International believe that’s about to...

Sabinsa looks to beverage applications with new fully soluble uC3 Clear curcumin ingredient

Curcumin is a compound long on health benefits that comes with formidable formulation challenges because of its inflexible solubility profile.  Sabinsa Corp. has found a way around that with a...

Qualitas says drawbacks of open pond algae cultivation easily dealt with

Qualitas Health, a supplier of a unique polar-lipid structured algal omega-3 ingredient, is now at full scale production and is participating in what an executive calls “the future of omega-3s.”...

Mazza Innovation nears full scale production with innovative water extraction process

Mazza Innovation, a producer of botanical extracts, has moved beyond the proof of concept stage and is close to full scale production with its unique water-based extraction technology.

Cargill's Viatech platform deconstructs stevia leaf to identify better blends

Cargill is “all in on stevia,” according to Scott Fabro, global business development director.  At the forefront of this commitment is the company’s Viatech stevia technology, which analyzes the various...

Bioriginal results boost Omega Protein's bottom line

Omega Protein corporation reported 55% year-over-year revenue growth in its fourth-quarter 2014 financial report, driven in large part by the contribution of omega-3 specialty supplier Bioriginal, which the company acquired...

Newly available oilseed species features 'game changing' SDA content

A new, more efficient form of plant-based omega-3s is coming to market in the form of Ahiflower, the branded name of a special strain of an oilseed species that has...

DSM says nutrient education campaign can help quell confusion sown by NYAG affair

The recent drop in the omega-3s market and the fallout from the New York Attorney General affair has taught the dietary supplement industry an important lesson, one that DSM Nutritional...

Latin America

Collapse of Peru fishery less significant than first feared, omega-3s suppliers say

The spike sent through the supply market for omega-3s by the closure of the anchovy fishing season in Peru has stimulated new sources of oil to come to the fore...

Latin America

Finding right partner key to negotiating Latin American regulatory thicket, expert says

The fragmentation of the market for dietary supplement and food ingredients in Latin America makes it imperative to find the right local partners, said an executive familiar with the business...

Vertical integration positions Marine Ingredients to reap benefits of omega-3s turnaround

Marine Ingredients is poised to reap the benefits of the expected rebound in the market for omega-3s with the opening of a new extraction facility in Alaska and the integration...

Straw format to help Ganeden deliver probiotics with shelf stable beverages

Probiotics specialist Ganeden has announced a new application, one that straddles the supplement /food divide. The company has partnered with BioGaia to place its Ganeden BC30 into a line of...

News in brief

Nutrition 21 announces settlement of patent infringement lawsuit over Chromium Picolinate

Nutrition 21 LLC and JDS Therapeutics LLC have entered into a confidential settlement and license agreement with Schwabe North America and Nature’s Way, thereby ending a patent infringement lawsuit involving...

‘Raising the quality bar’: Alkemist Labs becomes US distributor of Extrasynthese phytochemical standards

Costa Mesa-based Alkemist Labs has expanded its reference material offerings to include phytochemical reference standards from France-based Extrasynthese.

News in brief

Former Nestlé exec appointed chairman of ChromaDex

ChromaDex Corp. has appointed Steve Allen as the Chairman of its Board, and the company has also trimmed its board of directors from nine to seven.

Settlement on curcumin patent infringement just tip of the iceberg, Sabinsa says

Botanical ingredients supplier Sabinsa Corporation prides itself on its long list of patents and the history of innovation that represents. The company is making headway in defending that legacy in...

GRAS status will help ergothioneine gain foothold in healthy aging market, supplier says

Tetrahedron, a French R&D ingredient supplier, has announced self-affirmed GRAS status for its proprietary form of ergothioneine, which is branded as Ergoneine. Ergothioneine is an intriguing ingredient but one that...

Pharmachem launches sprinkle-on application for Phase 2 carb controller in North American market

Pharmachem Laboratories is seeking new markets for its Phase 2 carb controller ingredient with the North American release of DietSpice, a line of functional seasonings that can be sprinkled on...

BioCell Collagen may improve recovery following weight training exercise: Study

Supplements containing BioCell Collagen may protect the connective tissue of the musculoskeletal system and enhancing recovery from intense exercise, says preliminary data from a proof-of-concept study.