Welcome to the October 2005 NPI Measures
| Vol. 1, Issue 9 - The month of October saw regulatory issues begin to dominate the communication channels once again, after a relatively quiet summer and September. Of course, the pace of industry communications was bound itself to pick up in anticipation of events, seminars, scientific meetings and shows slated for the fall. And, competition was getting fierce, particularly in those categories where no clear and dominant leader had yet emerged like pomegranate extracts, lignan products and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). |
Perhaps the most dominant theme for the month of October was related to infrastructure steps like method development in anticipation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the United States dietary supplements industry. In California, New York and Washington, DC, legislative battles were being waged, allegedly, to lead to a more responsible and safe approach to the marketing of dietary supplements, bringing what was termed a largely ‘unregulated’ industry into a more controlled environment. This involved issues such as adverse event reporting, restricting the availability of supplements, and urging state level investigations into quality, safety and efficacy issues, especially in the absence of effective management of the industry by FDA and FTC. Dialogue with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) itself continued its frustrating path for many companies, as that agency contemplated what it would allow in the form of qualified health claims on foods and supplements.
NPI Measures - Oct. 2005 - Vol. 1, Iss. 9 (Measures PDF, 460KB)
| Part 1: Mergers and Acquisitions|
Companies in the News: Virgo Publishing, Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Health Sciences Group, Inc., Polymann Technologies, Inc.
| Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances |
Companies in the News: Monsanto, The Solae Company, Embria (TM) Health Sciences, Galena Química e Farmacêutica, Ltda., Livingstone, Scott (Healthcare) & Co., Ltd., OrderDog (TM), Inc., SPINS (R), Inc., Organic Herb Inc., Guilin Xingda Pharmaceutical Factory, Sunny Crunch Foods Incorporated, Market-Wise International Nutrition LLC., SCOLR Pharma, Inc., Perrigo Company, Puresource Inc., NOW Foods, Unicity International, Beijing Tong Ren Tang, Vitasti, Inc., Sambazon, TR International, Bajaj Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Vitiva, Chr. Olesen Nutrition A/S, Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., Advanced Nutraceutical Pte, Ltd., SourceOne(TM) Global Partners, Yantai Kangde Biochemical Products Co., Ltd., Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.®, Danone, Yakult Honsha.
| Part 3: Financial / Business |
Companies in the News: Archer Daniels Midland, Weider Nutrition International, Inc., Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., Advitech Inc., DSM, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Algatechnologies, Balchem Corporation, Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd., Natural Alternatives International, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp, Swiss Medica, Inc., USANA Health Sciences Inc., Zila, Inc., SunOpta Inc., Kikkoman Corp., Lifeway Foods Inc.
| Part 4: Industry and Market |
Companies in the News: Euromed USA, Acatris, NSF International, Meijer, Sunny Crunch Foods Limited, Virgo Publishing, Supervalu, Embria (TM) Health Sciences, Felda Herbal Corporation Sdn Bhd, NBTY.
| Part 5: Science, Research and Technology |
Companies in the News: CV Technologies Inc., Carotech, Nutrition 21, Inc., Zila, Inc., Phosphagenics, Inc., Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Hershey Company, MGP Ingredients, Inc., Burcon NutraScience Corporation, BioLogic Health Solutions Pty Ltd., Geni Herbs, Sabinsa Corporation, Indena.
| Part 6: Legal & Regulatory |
Companies in the News: Ultimate Nutrition, NBTY, Inc., Metabolife International, The Solae Company.
| Part 7: Products & Services |
Companies in the News: Cognis Nutrition & Health, CNS, Inc., Vitiva, Ocean Nutrition Canada, Novozymes, Chr. Hansen, Swiss Herbal Remedies Limited, China Health Holding, B-Wise, Inc., Nutratech, Inc., iSatori Technologies, Cardinal Nutrition, Mountain Dew, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Inc., Jarrow Formulas, Biosyntrx(R) Inc., Nordic Naturals, Technical Sourcing International, Inc., Instone(TM, Trace Minerals Research, Brain Twist Inc., Degussa, Unicity International, Cyvex Nutrition, Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Quality of Life Labs, Aloecorp, Enzymotec, Life Extension Foundation.
Part 8: People |
Companies in the News: Manitoba Harvest(TM) Hemp Foods, United Natural Foods, Nu Skin Enterprises, Fortitech, Inc., Enzymotec, Makhetshim-Agan Industries, Nordic Naturals, AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, nSpired Natural Foods, Integrated Marketing Group, Dean Foods Company, Vital Living, Natural Health Trends Corp., Aloecorp, GTC Nutrition, Jarrow Formulas®, Inc., Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., Garden of Life, Inc.