Radient Technologies Inc., an innovator in the extraction of natural ingredients from natural biomass, and Gencor, a leading, worldwide supplier of science-driven herbal extracts, announced a partnership to develop high-value natural compounds for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and other niche industries.
The Radient-Gencor partnership represents an opportunity to rapidly identify and exploit new herbal extracts; to significantly improve quality, processing time and production costs for existing extracts; and ultimately to reduce the time to market and cost of new and incumbent natural actives within the Gencor brand.
Radient brings to the partnership its patented microwave-assisted processing extraction technology, or MAP™, which significantly improves the cost, recovery and purity of natural actives relative to conventional methods. Gencor, for its part, brings a science-driven expertise in the development of natural ingredients that improve quality of life, and a distribution channel that reaches blue-chip and growth customers alike in 50 countries.
"We have long known Gencor as a leader in scientifically validated, premium ingredients in this field, and are excited they recognize MAP as a valuable product development and production asset," said Denis Taschuk, president and CEO of Radient.
“A year ago, Gencor commissioned Radient to make an extract from a locally grown herb. Radient not only accomplished this expeditiously, but also improved yields, significantly reducing costs,” said Jith Veeravalli, president of Gencor. “For the long term, Radient’s expertise and North American facility will help Gencor bring to market more innovative products at even more competitive prices.”