NPI Measures for the Month of September 2005

Welcome to the September 2005 NPI Measures

NPI Measures

Vol. 1, Issue 8 - Perhaps the most significant development, from an industry perspective, in the month of September, was the sudden and unexpected resignation of FDA commissioner Lester Crawford. Confirmed only two months earlier, after a period of contention, Crawford, without explanation vacated the position in late September. From an industry perspective, a known quantity with a background and awareness that included the supplements dialogue, has been replaced by a totally unknown element, moving on a temporary basis from another department and retaining two positions. The outlook doesn’t appear promising for industry who had hoped that the Crawford-led FDA would finally issue GMPs and continue its consultative approach with industry on issues such as NDIs (New Dietary Ingredients) and health claim substantiation. Industry experts anticipate that interim replacement Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, chief of the National Cancer Institute, will be busy dealing with the turmoil left by Crawford’s departure, and a number of contentious health issues and approvals for the foreseeable future. Officials are not commenting at all on the status of the supplement GMPs.

NPI Measures - Sept 2005 - Vol. 1, Iss. 8 (Measures PDF, 434KB)

Part 1: Mergers and Acquisitions
Companies in the News: NutraCea(R), The RiceX Company, 3 A Calcium Kabushiki Kaisha, IdeaSphere, Inc., Metabolife International Inc., USANA Health Sciences, Inc., Winslow Management Company, Adams Harkness, Cargill Inc., Degussa AG, Chr. Hansen.
Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances
Companies in the News: Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Pronova Biocare, Acenta Discovery Inc., Walgreens, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NutraCea, Food Trading Company Dominicana, S.A., TRIMSPA, Inc., Lifestyle Beverages LLC, EuroPharma, Hyben Vital, Nutrition 21, Inc., Dong Sung Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., HERBALmax(TM), Natural Extratech, Ruth’s Hemp Foods, United Natural Foods.
Part 3: Financial / Business
Companies in the News: Relìv International, Inc., Integrated BioPharma Inc, Sysco Food Services, Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., Tate and Lyle, Enzymatic Therapy, Inc., Wellco Health Ltd., Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., Decas Botanical Synergies, Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., Martek Biosciences Corporation, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Part 4: Industry and Market
Companies in the News: Minnesota Applied Research Center, Virgo Publishing, KGK Synergize Inc., Soft-Gel Technologies Inc, SourceOne Global Partners, Sambazon, Glanbia plc, Advanced Development Techniques, Pivotal Payments, Nutrition Formulators, Inc., NOW Foods, Inc., Organic India, OM Organics, Dr. Bronner’s, Dagoba Chocolates, Unigen, New Hope Natural Media, Taste for Life, company Parry Nutraceuticals, Murugappa Group, DSM, Chr. Hansen, TR International.
Part 5: Science, Research and Technology
Companies in the News: ReGen Therapeutics Plc, Graminex L.L.C., Chr. Hansen, The Natural Marketing Institute, Nurture, Inc., Blue Heron Nutraceuticals, LLC, Nutratech, NutriCognia, Solbar Group.
Part 6: Legal & Regulatory
Companies in the News: Alliance Principle Ingredients, Pinnacle Marketing Concepts, Inc, Spherix Incorporated.
Part 7: Products & Services
Companies in the News: Eastman Chemical Company, Integrated BioCeuticals, International Nutrition Company, Humanetics Corporation, Healthnotes Inc., Multisorb Technologies, Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, Woodstock Water Buffalo, VDF FutureCeuticals, Fortitech Inc., NutraCea, Effectlive Inc., Coromega Company, Inc., PlusPharma, Inc., J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Stella Labs, The Solae Company, Herbalife of Canada Ltd., NeuLife Labs, Provexis PLC, Embria(TM), American BioSciences, Inc., Lonza, Danone-Strauss, Biodar,, BioLogic Health Solutions Pty Ltd., Blue California, PL Thomas, Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals, LycoRed Natural Products Industries, Technical Sourcing International, Inc., Nature’s Life.
Part 8: People
Companies in the News: Herbalife Ltd., Indena USA, Inc Pharmavite LLC, Cognis Nutrition & Health, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Swiss Caps USA, Inc, Pharmanex LLC, B&D Nutritional Alternatives International, Inc, Cargill Health & Food , Nutramax Laboratories, Inc, Linnea, Inc., Renaissance Herbs, Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nu Skin Enterprises, Trace Minerals Research, NOW Foods, Reliv International, Inc., Banner Pharmacaps, Vitiva, Aktiva Group, Frutarom, Unicity International, Bio-One Corp., Embria (TM) Health Sciences, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Flora, Inc., Fortitech Europe ApS, Mannatech, Inc., Penton Media.
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