Carotech Inc., the largest and only GMP-certified tocotrienol producer, has announced that its patented and bioenhanced Tocomin® SupraBio™ natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex has been selected as a finalist in the “Most Innovative Ingredient” category of the 2011 Nutraceutical, Business & Technology (NBT) Awards.
The NBT Awards 2011 are organized by Via Connect Ltd (Via Media UK Ltd.) in partnership with Vitafoods Europe that recognizes excellence in R&D, marketing, business and technology within the nutraceutical industry.
The Most Innovative Ingredient Award category honors the development of a novel active or functional component that combines innovative science or new product features in a way that demonstrates substantial benefits to end-user populations when compared with existing ingredients for that disease condition or health management application. Judging criteria include technical advancement, scientific merits, benefits to manufacturers and breadth of application.
“We are delighted that Carotech has been selected as one of the finalists in this inaugural Award. Our Tocomin®SupraBio™ has obviously made an impression on the panel of judges as an innovative ingredient that guarantees an increase in absorption of tocotrienols (super vitamin E) of up to 300%,” says Mr. WH Leong, Vice President of Carotech.
“As the NBT Award will be held alongside the 2011 Vitafoods Europe, it will be a significant event since the global nutraceutical industry audience will be there to witness the ceremony. Carotech is honored to be selected,” added Mr. Leong.
The winners will be announced on May 11th, 2011 during the Vitafoods trade show in Geneva, Switzerland.
Carotech is exhibiting at Vitafoods Europe, Geneva Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland, from May 10th – 12th, booth number 1047.
About Carotech Inc.
Carotech, incorporated in 1990, is a public listed company in Malaysia (ACE Market). It was the first producer in the world of natural full spectrum tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (Tocomin® & Tocomin®SupraBio™), natural mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterol complex (Stelessterol™) via its patented technology.
Besides being the largest producer of tocotrienol, Carotech is also the only GMP-Certified tocotrienol producer in the world.
Tocomin®SupraBio™ is a patented (US Patent No. 6,596,306) self-emulsifying palm tocotrienol complex that ensures optimal tocotrienols oral absorption.
Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Ltd (www.hovid.com), one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia.
Carotech manufactures these products under the trade names: Tocomin®, Tocomin® SupraBio™, Caromin® and Stelessterol™.