The dietary supplement industry is gearing up for SupplySide West, an event that brings an increasingly diverse range of stakeholders together - from start-up companies to mainstream food manufacturers - in Las Vegas.
With over 1,000 booths set to grace the floor of the Venetian & Sands Expo center, November 6 to 8th looks set to be a busy stay for participants. Researchers, corporate players and government regulators will mingle on the floor as well as network and expand their horizons at both the Four-track education program and the Vendorworks program.
Exhibitors have already begun spreading the word about what new products or research they have on offer for the trade show. Here is just a sample of what to expect from booth-combing:
Kyowa Hakko USA will be hosting its Strawberry Social to market its proprietary Cognizin citicoline. The firm is also presenting data from a new clinical study it says showed the ingredient brought about increased concentration and focus, as well as better performance and improved speed on cognitive tasks.
A new trade association will be making its presence known at the event. The Latin American Natural Products Association, or Asociación Latino Americana de Productos Naturales (ALAPN), will set out to spread awareness on the great potential of the nutraceutical industry in Latin America. The association's first meeting will take place Thursday, November 8.
Nutritional Laboratories International will be unveiling expanded quality manufacturing services and processes, with a particular focus on the upcoming implementation of the Good Manufacturing Practices. The growth areas for the company have included:
-NSF certification for Good Manufacturing Practices,
- Certified organic handler for the processing of dietary supplements
- Six sigma lean manufacturing & process improvement systems
Spanish firm Bioiberica if furthering the marketing of its proprietary branded hyaluronic acid (HA), Hyal-joint. With its first clinical pilot trial wrapped up, a second clinical trial for the ingredient is set to be completed in early 2008.
BioCell Technology will be introducing its taste free BioCell Collagen II TF for use in beverages, cosmeceuticals, supplements and foods supporting joint and skin health.
Israeli company Lipogen will unveil its patent pending advanced delivery system for Lipogen PS phosphatidylserine for use in infant formula and baby foods. The new formulation is based on Lipogen PS, which received GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) in 2006. It can be applied to any infant formula already containing soy lecithin.