Pharmachem Enters Joint Venture with Proprietary Nutritionals

KEARNY, NJ, MAY 10, 2005— Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., a major supplier and manufacturer of nutritional ingredients, headquartered here, has formed a joint venture with Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc., Brantford, ON, the owner and marketer of several branded ingredients. The venture will continue to operate as Proprietary Nutritionals, Inc.

“This venture will combine Pharmachem’s ability to develop and manufacture value-added products and services with PNI’s demonstrated ability to market branded ingredients,” said David Holmes, founder and president of Pharmachem. “Over the last few years, we have invested significantly in our manufacturing and processing technologies,” continued Holmes. “Our venture with PNI will help us do a better job of marketing new ingredients and processes resulting from those technologies.”

According to Dean Mosca, founder of PNI, and president of the joint venture, the new entity will greatly enhance PNI’s ability to launch new, branded ingredients.

“With the tremendous production capability and scientific know-how of Pharmachem, we will be able to launch more ingredients, more quickly,” he said. “Because of Pharmachem’s superior research capabilities, we will also be able to identify many new potential ingredients.”

Pharmachem, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has experienced significant growth in its manufacturing and processing technology recently with the acquisitions of American Ingredients, Anaheim, CA, Avoca, Inc., a customized manufacturing and extraction facility, Merry Hill, NC, and MPT, Inc., a facility with fluidized bed and high-sheer granulation technologies in Paterson, NJ. In addition, the company also operates five processing and manufacturing facilities in Northern New Jersey, including the H. Reisman Corporation. The company also successfully launched the Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer brand to the weight loss market in 2001.
Founded in 2000, Proprietary Nutritionals has successfully launched a number of patented, scientifically proven, branded ingredients, including: Cran-Max cranberry extract, InoCell Natural Protection (Inositol & Cal-Mag IP-6), and Celadrin Joint Flexibility and Pain Relief.

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