Nutrition Business Journal

Horphag Builds and Protects Pycnogenol Market

Science pays off, but only when there’s an equal effort to defend intellectual property.

More science is a familiar rallying cry for the nutrition industry—without more science the industry cannot prosper long term, is the widely held view. Few companies have consistently maintained a more robust pipeline of science than Horphag Research Ltd. (Geneva, Switzerland), the maker of Pycnogenol, a patented extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree which grows along the coast of southwest France.

In 2006 alone there have been 22 studies on Py

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