Linnea, the Swiss manufacturer and distributor of botanical
extracts for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and cosmetics
industries, has extended the range of products available to
customers in the US.
Reporting a 1 per cent drop in sales over 2002 and a significantly
lower net income, German fine chemicals group Degussa predicted
sales in core operations should rise to around €11.5 billion for
Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health says
the US Food and Drug Administration has approved GRAS status for
the company's Xangold brand natural lutein esters products in a
variety of foods.
Germany-based Degussa Group is buying Genset Oligos, the
oligonucleotide division of French company Genset for US$ 21.5
million (€24.53m), and will merge it with Proligo, its subsidiary
based in Boulder, Colorado.
A new receptor for fatty acids has been discovered by a team of
scientists at Lund University in Sweden. Their work shows that fat
acts as a signal to cells in important organs, such as the liver
and heart. The research offers new...
Swiss chemicals company the Lonza Group said today it topped the
previous year's performance, with operating income, excluding
non-recurring items, up from CHF413 million to CHF419 million
(€286.5m). The group confirmed its targets...
The health unit of speciality chemicals manufacturer Croda
Chemicals Europe is to expand lipid production in the UK, following
increased market demand for high purity, high potency lipids in
nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, it...
German chemicals company Degussa has sold its Frankfurt/Main-based
biopharmaceutical company Zentaris to Canadian firm AEterna
Laboratories for approximately €50 million, the company said last
week. The move marks the much-talked...
European researchers assessing the impact of functional foods have
highlighted six areas where functional foods could have an impact
on health, including the role of probiotics and prebiotics on the
gut, antioxidants for disease prevention,...
Cognis Nutrition and Health and Kemin Foods have finally reached an
agreement in court over the marketing and promotional issues for
lutein and lutein esters products.Specific terms of the agreement
are to remain confidential between...
Swiss fine chemicals company Lonza said today that Martin Ebner's
BZ Group Holding plans to sell its 19.8 per cent stake in the
business in the coming weeks in a bid to raise cash for the
A US subsidiary of German health ingredients business Degussa
BioActives said it has filed an order for prompt action on a case
it brought earlier this year against sports nutrition company
Muscle Marketing USA.
A study by researchers in Manchester, England, suggests that
Cognis' Xangold natural lutein ester supplements may promote eye
health in the elderly. If the evidence is confirmed, dietary
supplements and a higher intake of fruits...
With an overall drop of 3 per cent in sales for this year's first
half, Degussa refutes expectations of an upturn in the second half.
Restructuring of core businesses and divesting non-core operations
will continue in a drive...
The German pharmaceuticals group reports that sales in the first
six months of 2002 rose 21 per cent on the previous year to €3.7
billion while operating income showed growth of 48 per cent to €495
million. Business in the US was...
German fine chemicals group Degussa has been fined €118 million by
the European Commission after it was found guilty of taking part in
a price fixing cartel relating to amino acids used in animal
fodder. Degussa said it would contest...
Dutch ingredients company CSM is in discussions with starch
producer Avebe about the possible acquisition of its subsidiary
Glucona. The business makes gluconic acid derivatives, used as
calcium and mineral enrichers.
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, a natural products research and development
facility and proprietary ingredients supplier, has been
restructuring its business over the last 10 years to better serve
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has launched a major new European
marketing campaign for its Novasoy soya isoflavone concentrate in a
bid to capitalise on growing consumer and scientific interest in
At the "Degussa Meets Science" event held in Dusseldorf,
Germany last week, Degussa AG, of which Degussa Health &
Nutrition generated sales of € 1,1 billion in 2000, showcased its
performance in the area of research...