Novel Ingredient Services has been selected by KEB Biotechnology as its exclusive agent for D-Mannose in North America. The branded ingredient will be trademarked and sold as UT-Pro™, referencing the ingredient’s role in supporting urinary tract health.
According to Xinliang Bai, president of KEB, Novel was the logical choice to represent UT-Pro. “High performance doesn’t just refer to the quality of Novel ingredients,” he said. “What they also provide are value-added services—from custom ingredient manufacturing to regulatory expertise—that are virtually nonexistent at most ingredient suppliers. And their national service network ensures that raw materials always arrive fresh and on time.”
“We are exceptionally pleased to be representing UT-Pro in the U.S. and Canada,” said Bob Green, Novel president. “It is the finest quality D-Mannose on the market—pure, premium quality, and from a GMP-compliant facility—delivering exceptional value.”
D-Mannose is a simple sugar used in dietary supplements and functional foods to support urinary tract health. Derived from glucose, UT-Pro from KEB is absorbed eight times slower than glucose. Instead, it goes directly into the blood stream from the upper GI tract, where it is primarily filtered through the kidneys and routed to the bladder. UTâPro supports urinary tract health by coating matter found in the bladder and urinary tract, so it cannot cling to the walls and is literally rinsed away.
Headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., Novel Ingredient Services (novelingredient.com) is a preferred supplier of botanical and nutraceutical raw materials for the dietary supplement, sports nutrition, food and beverage, and pet care industries. Known for delivering value beyond price per kilo, Novel not only provides high-performance ingredients, but also custom ingredient manufacturing, guaranteed cGMP compliance, and streamlined purchasing/operations. Its national service network includes distribution facilities on both the east and west coasts.
KEB Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (www.kebiotech.com) is located near the Keerqin Grassland in Inner Mongolia, known for its abundance of naturally grown traditional Chinese herbs. To guarantee ingredient quality, the company employs strict U.S. Good Manufacturing Practices throughout the refining process and meets international standards, including U.S. Phamacopeial (USP), British Pharmacopoeia (BP), and Chinese Pharmacopeia (CP). KEB was awarded "HighâTech Enterprise" by Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region government for its outstanding R&D group.