One trillionth capsule
It's a lot of zeros. On September 25, Capsugel, the world's largest capsule-manufacturing facility, produced its one-trillionth capsule. The company's first capsule was produced in 1967. How big is one trillion? One trillion average-size capsules would form a line more than 12 million miles long, the company reports. And one trillion seconds would equal 32,000 years.
SourceOne Global Partners has formed a strategic alliance with Twin Rivers Technologies (TRT), headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. SourceOne will serve as the exclusive marketing partner for TRT's US-produced omega-3 EFA concentrates in the nutritional-supplements market. TRT focuses on omega-3s in the natural triglyceride form, produced in a cGMP facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Quality award for fish-oil supplier
EPAX AS, supplier of marine omega-3 oils, has received the 2008 Frost & Sullivan 'Excellence in Product Quality Award in the European Omega-3 Ingredients Market' for meeting and surpassing global purity and safety standards. In 2007, EPAX AS became vertically integrated when it was acquired by Austevoll Seafood, allowing EPAX to benefit from Austevoll's crude fish-oil supplies, which come from sustainable sources, guaranteeing the highest-quality raw materials for its indication-specific products.
Apple-based ingredients agreement
Danisco signed a long-term cooperation agreement with UK-based Coressence to gain exclusive rights for certain apple-based ingredients, to be marketed under the brand name Evesse. The ingredients contain polyphenols, which contain antioxidants and promote benefits relating to cardiovascular and other health areas.
Sensara wins excellence award
NutraGenesis' GRAS-affirmed, beauty-from-within cosmeceutical ingredient Sensara received the inside cosmeceuticals Scientific Excellence Award presented at SupplySide West. Sensara is a novel, proprietary blend of two multi-patented, Ayurvedic, standardised botanical extracts, Withania somnifera and the superfruit, Phyllanthus emblica. Clinically proven in in vivo and in vitro models, Sensara features substantiated functional-foods claims for skin/anti-ageing, stress reduction, inflammatory response and multi-mechanism antioxidant action.
Psoriasis patent in South Africa
Sabinsa secured a patent from the Republic of South Africa for its natural proprietary composition with clinically proven efficacy and safety in the treatment of psoriasis. The South African patent #2007/0694, titled "Compositions and Methods for the Management of Hyperproliferative Dermatological Conditions," describes the composition and its method of use in treating psoriasis. Sabinsa also has other worldwide patents pending on this composition.
Jarrow product earns award
Jarrow Formulas' trade-marked femdophilus, the only oral probiotic clinically documented to restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora and reduce the risk of urogenital infections, and Bone-Up, a complete nutritional regimen for bones and joints, both won Better Nutrition magazine's 2008 'Best of Supplements' award. The award recognizes outstanding supplement products in categories ranging from heart health and immunity to pain relief and cancer prevention.
LycoRed earns US patent
The US Office of Patents and Trademarks has granted?patent protection to LycoRed, Israel, for an important invention in the field of?cardiovascular health. The invention is based on phytoene and phytofluene, carotenoids found in natural tomato extract. Phytoene and phytofluene effectively inhibit the progression of atherosclerosis, a serious degenerative disease that affects arterial health.
Hormel Foods Specialty Products Division has launched www.hormeleterna.com, a website for promoting its Eterna brand nutraceutical products. Hormel Foods is a member of GOED (Global Organization of EPA and DHA) and consistently exceeds GOED's product-quality parameters, the company reports.