NPI Measures for the Month of December 2005

Welcome to the December 2005 NPI Measures

NPI Measures

Vol. 1, Issue 11 - December 2005 was rather a quiet month for industry, punctuated by two notable deals, the acquisition of Douglas Labs by Canada’s Atrium biotechnologies, a subsidiary of AEterna Zentaris, and of the Celanese DHA omega-3 business Nutrinova, to Switzerland-based Lonza Ltd. The former represents continued repositioning opportunities for contract and brand manufacturing operations, while the latter is another example of consolidation in ingredient supply and gives the ‘acquisition-hungry’ Lonza operation another product to develop insider their health product portfolio.

In the weight management products category, ephedra would continue to appear in news headlines, and would spark controversy over its analysis of popular diet supplements. In science news, omega-3’s continued to be a hot topic, and a surprise emerged involving what had been believed to be pretty solid evidence of a strategy to help reduce incidence of colorectal cancer.

It becomes quite evident, as one scans the happenings of December that companies in the sector went into a regroup mode that they significantly wouldn’t emerge from until well past the middle of January.

NPI Measures - Dec. 2005 - Vol. 1, Iss. 11 (Measures PDF, 467KB)

Part 1: Mergers and Acquisitions
Companies in the News: Orkla ASA, Martin Nordby, SunOpta Inc., Les Importations Cacheres Hahamovitch Inc., Dairy Crest, Groupe Lactalis, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., Celanese Corporation, Lonza Ltd., AEterna Zentaris Inc., Atrium Biotechnologies Inc., HVL Inc., Douglas Laboratories, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., Real Health Laboratories, Inc., MM2 Group, Inc., Epic Nutrition, LLC., Tate & Lyle, Continental Custom Ingredients, Cesalpinia.
Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances
Companies in the News: GNC Corp., Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc., Koyo Chemical Co., Ltd., Soiken, Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Biogaia AB, Victus Inc, Forage Genetics, Inc., NuTein Companies, Inc., Clover Corp., Biogaia AB, Chr. Hansen A/S, Urex Biotech Inc., Advitech Inc., Cothera® s.a.s., Emmi, Kaiku, Jarrow Formulas®, Inc., CareNet China, Immune System Management Inc., Aminomics, Zila, Inc., Cederroth International, Bringwell AB, Degussa AG, New Zealand Natural Oral Care Company, Global Nutraceuticals Group, Mengniu Dairy, Groupe DANONE, HSO Pharma, Renaissance Herbs, Humanetics Corporation, Oasis LifeSciences, Resource Maxima LLC.
Part 3: Financial / Business
Companies in the News: NBTY, Inc., Martek Biosciences Corporation, American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc., Zila, Inc., LycoRed, Buckton Scott Nutrition, Horizon Organic, Burcon NutraScience Corporation, CV Technologies Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp, Capsugel, Pfizer, Cargill, Nutraceutical International Corporation.
Part 4: Industry and Market
Companies in the News: Orafti Active Food Ingredients, Elan Nutrition Inc., Fuji Keizai, Jamieson Laboratories, Natural Alternatives International, Enzymes, Inc, Polyphenolics, Constellation Wines US, Inc., BASF, Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc., Shiseido Co., L'Oreal SA, Estee Lauder Inc., Virgo Publishing, The Natural Marketing Institute, Taiyo International Inc., Health Wright Products, Integrity Nutraceuticals International, Fortitech Europe ApS, KGK Synergize Inc.
Part 5: Science, Research and Technology
Companies in the News: Morinaga Milk Industry, Biogaia AB, Integrative Therapeutics, Inc..
Part 6: Legal & Regulatory
Companies in the News: Pharming Group N.V., Health and Wellness Solutions, LLC, Nature's Treat, TRIMSPA.
Part 7: Products & Services
Companies in the News: Jarrow Formulas, The Dannon Company, Groupe Danone, Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., Tesco Stores Ltd., Sabinsa Corporation, Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Conival PLC, LactoPafi Techno Resources Corp., Nutrisoya Foods, The ORAFTI Group, Tropicana Products, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc., IVAX Corporation, Nutrilite, Tetra Pak(R), Enzymotec, Burnbrae Farms, Atlas World USA, Inc., Global Pharmatech, Inc., Vitiva, XStream Beverage Network, Inc, Ventana Health, Inc.
Part 8: People
Companies in the News: China Health Holding, Cyanotech Corporation, Nutrition 21, Inc., SunOpta Inc., Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc., BI Nutraceuticals, Soft Gel Technologies, Natrol, Inc., Quality Assurance International, Inc, United Natural Foods, Inc., Sweet Success Enterprises Inc., Kraft, Frito-Lay, Elan Nutrition, Natrol, Albert’s Organics, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Chr. Hansen, Cevena Bioproducts Inc., Integrated Marketing Group.
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