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Frontier launches ingredient division
Frontier Natural Products Co-op has formed a new Ingredients Division that will provide organic spice ingredient solutions including custom formulation, processing, and packaging to industrial customers. Two news hires — Tim Warren, Sales Manager and Stacie Werning, Sales Specialist — have been made for the Division.

Strategic partnership announced
Lipid Nutrition and ChemPoint have signed a strategic partnership allowing ChemPoint to become Lipid Nutrition?s exclusive channel to the dietary supplement market in North America for the specialty weight management products, Clarinol CLA and PinnoThin.

Danisco acquires equity stake in GraceLinc Ltd.
Danisco has acquired an equity stake in the New Zealand company GraceLinc Limited, which produces and markets Glucagel, which is a naturally-extracted barley beta-glucan. As a soluble dietary fibre ingredient, Glucagel has potential health benefits, particularly for cardiovascular health, digestive health and glucose and weight management. When key milestones relating to completion of human intervention studies and process development re met, Danisco plans to move to full ownership of the start-up company.

Embria to donate supplements to seniors
Embria Health Sciences' EpiCor Rural Senior Health Project will provide 4,000 senior citizens in rural areas of Iowa and Idaho with 20,000 bottles of the immune-balancing supplement EpiCor starting October 28. Embria's partnership in the Project with non-profit organizations Nourish America and the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) will support seniors' immune health during the approaching cold and flu season through both wellness education as well as the donation of EpiCor, which has been clinically proven to reduce the number of sick days by 26 percent.

DSM reveals joint health study results
Dr. Arsalan Kharazmi, from the Department of Clinical Microbiology of the University Hospital (Rigshospitalalet) in Copenhagen, Denmark, recently presented ?Beneficial Effect of the Herbal Remedy Rose-hip Powder on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis? at the American College of Rheumatology Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The results revealed how a special patented rose-hip ingredient is shown to significantly improve the symptoms of patients afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis.

EPAX AS receives Frost & Sullivan award
EPAX AS, supplier of high-quality marine omega-3 oils, has received the 2008 Frost & Sullivan 'Excellence in Product Quality Award' in the European Omega-3 Ingredients Market for the company's uncompromising commitment to ensuring the highest product quality in the market and for meeting and surpassing global purity and safety standards. The company's 2007 launch of the technology concept "Purity Beyond Expectation" allowed EPAX to successfully set a new quality benchmark for the industry.

BI signs agreement with Hongjiu Biotech
BI Nutraceuticals has partnered with Hongjiu Biotech to be the exclusive North American distributor for the company's line of panax ginseng extracts. Additionally, as part of this agreement, BI has the right to distribute all other Hongjiu ingredients to customers in North America who are not already purchasing their products from another source.

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