Murray A. Persicke, President of Omega Biotech Corporation, announces today that Omega has been issued their Site License Number 300212. Under Health Canada’s Natural Health Products (NHP) Directorate, Omega meets the new Health Canada regulations to manufacture its high grade grape seed extract under the name of Protovin™ for its domestic and international markets.
Canadian manufacturers’ of natural health products, effective January 1, 2006, are required to be licensed under by Canadian legislation under the NHP Directorate. This licensing also certifies Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to the NHP licensees. Cost to Omega for securing its licensing is estimated at $525,000 CAD, taking one year to obtain.
This new NHP barrier to entry in the Canadian Natural Health and Wellness market place offers Omega a unique competitive advantage in the production of it Super Antioxidant product Protovin™.
Omega Biotech Corporation is a fifteen year-old privately owned Canadian company based in Victoria BC, originally established to manufacture the natural health supplement known as PROTOVIN™—a premium
grape seed extract antioxidant powder.
Omega Biotech Corporation products include: OMEGAVIN PLUS™, a full spectrum natural antioxidant blend; PROTOVIN BQ ASTRINGENCY REDUCED™, an antioxidant powder that can be used for a wide variety of beverage applications since it does not influence taste, color, or clarity when used in recommended amounts; and OMÂGE™ and SPORT OMÂGE™, a nourishing face and body cream created from a network of bioactive super antioxidants.