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DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

By Stephen Daniells

i-Health Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal DSM, has entered into an agreement to purchase the UP4 Probiotic brand from Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories. 

Omega Protein starts dividend program

Omega Protein starts dividend program

By Hank Schultz

Omega Protein has come through the tumult of a proxy fight and has announced a plan to distribute some of the cash generated by the business to shareholders via dividends. A line in the announcement gave the impression the company’s management has finally...

Some of the products LGG (Lactobacillus rhamnosus) features in. Chr Hansen has ambitions for much more. Image: ©Valio

'The race is on in this industry to take positions for future growth of probiotics.'

Probiotics giant buys world’s best-documented strain

By Shane STARLING

Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.

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Lonza acquires InterHealth for $300m

By Melissa Fassbender

Lonza has announced its plans to acquire Benicia, CA-based InterHealth Nutraceuticals, a nutritional ingredient research, development, and manufacture company.

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