Puleva Biotech's human milk probiotic debuts in Spain
The first consumer product containing a probiotic strain derived
from human milk by Puleva Biotech has launched in Spain, and the
company hopes it may find a home in other foods for infants and
Cyanotech courts consumers
Hawaiian microalgae producer Cyanotech has become the latest
company to tout its wares direct to consumers, with the initiation
of an advertising campaign aimed at end users of BioAstin.
Colourless carotenoids coming soon
Israeli's IBR is preparing its nutraceuticals entry with
PhytoflORAL colourless carotenoids, which are said to offer a range
of health benefits and aid stability in food formulations.
Sambucol fights bird flu virus in lab
Sambucol, a standardized extract of black elderberry, has been
found to fight the avian flu virus H5N1, revealed British
researchers last week.
Echinacea variety appears to impact efficacy
Current evidence on Echinacea preparations cannot support the
efficacy of the wide variety of Echinacea products on the market,
concludes a review.
Waitaki bone product to grow sales in Europe
New Zealand's Waitaki Biosciences is expand its presence in Europe
with its flagship MCH-Cal bone health ingredient, and is looking at
ways to diversify by tapping the country's non-animal resources.
Biogaia writes off allergy study
Disappointing results from a two-year investigation into the
effects of probiotics on allergies have forced Sweden's Biogaia to
end the research.
Advitech, Cothera announce Dermylex deal
Advitech's psoriasis nutraceutical is set come to market next year,
as the Canadian biotech enters into its first marketing agreements:
Cothera is to market and distribute Dermylex in France, and further
announcements for the...
Folate supplements could improve immune system in the elderly
A diet rich in folic acid could boost the immune system in the old
people,suggest the results from a new Canadian study with rats.
WellGen prepares for nutrigenomic launch
WellGen's first food-derived nutrigenomic product could be on the
market as early as next year, if research continues according to
plan and a suitable commercial partner can be found.
Selenium - slow start in functional foods
Emerging research suggests that selenium, a trace mineral, may have
numerous health benefits but no-one is educating consumers about
Advitech aims for psoriasis deal by year-end
Advitech is embroiled in discussions with potential partners to
bring its XP-828L product to market, targeting sufferers of mild to
moderate psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
Embria to launch organic selenium yeast in EU
Two new companies in the supplements market, one each on either
side of the channel, are looking to launch an organic selenium
yeast in Europe after gaining derogation from the supplements
St John's wort protein found to suppress HIV in lab
A novel protein extracted from a culture of St John's wort extract
suppresses HIV-1 expression and inhibits its replication, say US
Ginseng extract prevents colds, reduces symptoms, finds new study
Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the
immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.