Sabinsa to Host VendorWorks Session Highlighting the Latest Trends in Cosmeceuticals at SupplySide West

PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 16, 2007 - Sabinsa Corporation will sponsor a VendorWorks session entitled "Synergy Between Cosmeceuticals and Dietary Supplements" on Tuesday, November 6 from 4 - 4:50 p.m. in the Lido room #3001-3002 at the SupplySide West tradeshow being held November 6 - 8 at the Venetian & Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The session, which will be lead by Lakshmi Prakash, Ph.D., vice president of innovation and business development with Sabinsa, will cover the latest trends in cosmeceuticals including innovative and novel ingredients and how those ingredients can be used in a variety of applications.

"Natural personal care is one of the fastest growing segments in the natural products industry and consumers are embracing skin, hair and body care products infused with functional ingredients," noted Todd Norton, president, Sabinsa Corporation. "This session allows manufacturers to learn more about the direct link between health, wellness and beauty, and how their company can become part of this rapidly emerging market segment."

Dr. Lakshmi Prakash received a BSc (Honors) degree in Chemistry, and BSc(Tech) and MSc(Tech) degrees in Food Technology from the University of Mumbai, India. Her Ph.D. is in Food Science from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dr. Prakash has more than 25 years of research and management experience in the natural products industry and academia, and is also a registered Patent Agent. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles in scientific and trade journals related to foods, personal care and cosmetics, and is a co-inventor for nine granted patents and more than 20 patent applications. Prior to joining Sabinsa, Dr. Prakash worked as head of the Department of Food Technology at SNDT University, Mumbai, and as a Project Manager at the Center for Advanced Food Technology at Rutgers University, where she was actively involved in facilitating research collaborations between corporations and academia. At Sabinsa, Dr. Prakash's responsibilities include identifying and developing innovative health applications, delivery systems and intellectual property pertaining to natural actives and nutritional raw materials.

Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and wellbeing. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 50 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher. For more information visit
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, the SupplySide West trade show is dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers in the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for an executive level exchange of ideas, goods and services not available through any other business-to-business event. SupplySide West offers three days of informative seminars and exhibitions tailored to the specific needs of supply chain executives. For more information visit

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