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Researchers close in on the ‘black box’ of bacterial vaginosis

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Researchers close in on the ‘black box’ of bacterial vaginosis

By Shane Starling in Paris

Dr Jacques Ravel, one the world’s leading vaginal microbia researchers, says revelations about differing ‘community types’ of vaginal bacteria could drastically improve treatments for the common condition, vaginosis.

Imminent ‘seed event’ set to expose dry labbing issues?

Dispatches from SupplySide West

Imminent ‘seed event’ set to expose dry labbing issues?

By Stephen Daniells

The industry may be on the verge of facing up to potential ‘dry labbing’ issues, which could bring the issue to the forefront and ‘hopefully get this problem fixed’, says ChromaDex’s Frank Jaksch.

Scalable new sources of omega-3 key to success for algae oils

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2011

Scalable new sources of omega-3 key to success for algae oils

By Stephen Daniells

The omega-3 market needs the new entrants from algae, but the new sources need to be manageable and scalable to ensure success, says the VP of business development for Aurora Algae.

NDI draft guidance release is ‘curious timing’: BI chief

Dispatches from SupplySide West

NDI draft guidance release is ‘curious timing’: BI chief

By Stephen Daniells

The timing of the release of the new dietary ingredient (NDI) draft guidance is “curious” given pressing economic/resource issues and “far more serious issues that FDA should be looking at”, says the chief executive of BI Nutraceuticals.

GOED explains its “big plans” for omega-3 health claims in 2012

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2011

GOED explains its “big plans” for omega-3 health claims in 2012

By Shane Starling from Las Vegas

With the volume of omega-3 science tripling in 10 years, the world’s leading omega-3 trade group is working with international regulators to have that research reflected in authorised claims – especially in the EU and the US.

US businesses face rude shock as EU health claims laws loom

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2011

US businesses face rude shock as EU health claims laws loom

By Shane Starling in Las Vegas

US companies need to get up to speed with European Union health claim changes or face big hits on existing trade or missed opportunities, according to the chief of a leading UK supplements group.

Simplicity trend 'is the future': Marketing expert

Simplicity trend 'is the future': Marketing expert

By Stephen Daniells

The convergence of food and supplements combined with other factors such as convenience is driving the move towards simplicity, a trend that is not only here to stay, but also represents 'the future', says Jeff Hilton from the Integrated Marketing...

Functional foods: How to get more bang for your buck

Functional foods: How to get more bang for your buck

Consumers want to get their nutrition from a healthy diet, not from popping pills. But why do so many functional foods tick all the right boxes on paper, but fail miserably on shelf? Elaine Watson caught up with George Pontiakos, chief executive of BI...

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