SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

News > Suppliers

Bruker-Chromadex deal 'exciting opportunity for industry'

By Stephen Daniells in Anaheim , 16-Mar-2011
Last updated on 16-Mar-2011 at 17:36 GMT

Bruker-Chromadex deal 'exciting opportunity for industry'
Loading...

A new program allowing in-house raw material testing without any up-front capital costs, is 'an exciting opportunity for industry', says Chromadex's VP of corporate development.

At SupplyExpo in Anaheim, CA, Mark Jost,VP corporate development at Chromadex, told NutraIngredients-USA.com that the company's team up with Bruker will allow manufacturers to obtain the in-house capabilities of a contract laboratory without the associated start-up costs.

Co-developed by ChromaDex Corporation and Bruker Optics Inc., the test will initially focus on the near infrared spectrometer (NIR) technology created by Bruker Optics, and uses the phytochemical and botanical reference standard capabilities of ChromaDex.

"The beauty of the whole program is that everyone who participates in this program is on a pay-per-service basis. There are no up-front capital costs. The Bruker NIR unit - which is a very expensive piece of equipment - will be placed in the company's facilities and they will pay for it based on a pay-per-service basis," said Jost.

The issue
Deliberate adulteration of products continues to be an issue for the dietary supplements industry and can be either economically motivated adulteration (EMA) or to intensify a specific pharmacological effect. The GMP regulations are widely accepted as a big step in the right direction: The 2007 GMP regulations place the onus on product manufacturers to ensure the quality of their raw materials is sufficient.
Adulteration does still occur, however, and notable examples include adulteration with erectile dysfunction drugs, weight-loss drugs, melamine, and steroid compounds.

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter

Get FREE access to authoritative breaking news, videos, podcasts, webinars and white papers. SUBSCRIBE
UK researcher backs supplements for omega-3 intakes

UK researcher backs supplements for boosting omega-3 intakes

Philip Calder

Professor, University of Southamption

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’ Expert warns wannabes

Beverage brand development guru James Tonkin has warned wannabe entrepreneurs that going up against...

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water: Researcher

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water: Researcher

Sophie Killer

Doctoral researcher, Loughborough University

Caffeine in small doses and during training may boost performance

Caffeine taken during training and even in small doses may boost sports performance: Researcher

Sophie Killer

Doctoral researcher in exercise metabolism and performance nutrition

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis: 'It’s really an exciting frontier,' says professor

Professor John Cryan

Chair and head of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience,...

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel...

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs, European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

Hans Zevenbergen

Cross-category nutrition and health director, Unilever

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

Botanical Adulterants Program 'intended to raise the bar of awareness of the problem, and I think we've done that,' Blumenthal says

The Botanical Adulterants Program is “raising the bar of awareness of this growing problem among...

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on...

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

‘Some companies claiming they’re strengthening their defense against chondroitin adulterants are not using the right method’: Synutra President

A unique collaboration of experts worked together to identify an adulterant in the chondroitin...

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the...

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP complia...

CRN’s Mister on DSHEA’s ‘monumental anniversary’, companies choosing a side, and the critical role of contract manufacturers for GMP compliance

The 20th anniversary of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) is ‘monumental’, says...

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

Ingredient supplier Compound Solutions has introduced a nature identical version of theacrine branded as...

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

GMPs, NDIs, and definitions for GMO and natural: NPA’s Fabricant on industry issues

Despite ongoing vacancies in the main office of the Division of Dietary Supplements, companies...

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

Cargill highlights cavity-fighting effect of Zerose erythritol at SupplySide West trade show

Research by Cargill shows its Zerose brand erythritol does more than just cut calories; ...

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to...

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are attracting a lot of private equity attention, and it’s...

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...