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Sabinsa awarded $850,000 in curcuminoids patent suit

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Sabinsa awarded $850,000 in curcuminoids patent suit

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa Corporation has prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit against an Indian competitor based on the intellectual property supporting its Curcumin C3 Reduct technology.

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Trump’s proposed tariffs hit CoQ10, some vitamins

By Hank Schultz

Some dietary supplement ingredients have landed on US President Donald Trump’s proposed list of tariffs on imported Chinese goods. They include CoQ10 and vitamins E, B2 and B12.

Duke during one of his many trips to the Amazonian rainforest.

Industry loses James Duke, pioneering ethnobotanist

By Hank Schultz

The herbal dietary supplements industry has lost another of its foundational pioneers with the death of Dr James Duke, PhD, who catalogued thousands of medicinal plants from around the world.

AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs

AHPA, CRN suggest tweaks, wholesale overhauls of manufacturing regs

By Hank Schultz

A call from the U.S. Commerce Department for suggestions on streamlining manufacturing regulations has generated responses from industry trade organizations, with the different tacks the suggestions take reflecting those organizations’ membership.

Kevin Elsberry, COO of Capstone Nutrition

Capstone Nutrition names new COO

Kevin Elsberry has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of Capstone Nutrition, one of the largest non-branded contract manufacturers of health and dietary supplements in the US.

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

By Hank Schultz

Usana Health Sciences’ shares declined as the company reported disappointing earnings and announced an internal investigation of its business in mainland China.

UNPA welcomes new executive members

UNPA welcomes new executive members

Chinese contract manufacturer Sirio Pharma and botanical ingredients supplier Verdure Sciences have joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as executive members.

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Special Edition: Contract manufacturing

Qualifying your contract manufacturer: The key questions to ask

By Stephen Daniells

Asking for details of the quality program, and physically visiting a facility to audit it are just two of the top things that brand owners should do to qualify their contract manufacturer.

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Traders pound USANA's stock over slowdown in China sales

By Hank Schultz

USANA Health Sciences reported $232.6 million in net sales in its fourth quarter, a 2.1% year-over-year increase. That amounted to $1.83 in earnings per share, but these figures disappointed analysts, and the company’s share price tumbled as a result.

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NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

By Hank Schultz

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the omega-3s space. A new test method being brought to market by the company OmegaVeritas...

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