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Part 4: Industry and Market (Mar. 2005)

Companies in the News: Compound Solutions Inc.,, Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vitamin Angel Alliance, Solo GI Nutrition, Atkins Nutritionals, Carbsense Foods, Inc., Nu Skin Enterprises, Enzymotec, Virgo Publishing, Nature*4*Science, Chrysantis, Inc., Ball Horticultural Company, Albion Advanced Nutrition, NSF International, Enzymatic Therapy, Chr. Hansen A/S, American Herbal Products Association.

[3/30/2005] Compound Solutions Donates $10,000 for CoQ10 Analytical Standards
US-based ingredient company Compound Solutions Inc. has announced a $10,000 donation to the American Association of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) in support of the development and implementation of analytical methodologies for CoQ10.
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[3/30/2005] B-Vitamin Report Released
US-based has released the results of its recent B Vitamin testing, reporting that 38 of 41 products tested contained their claimed amounts of vitamins and all tablets and caplets were able to properly break apart for absorption. Of the products that failed, one B-complex had 10% of its claimed riboflavin, another B-complex had a bit over 80% of its claimed folic acid, and a B-1 product had 82% of its claimed amount.
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[3/30/2005] Unigen Pharmaceuticals Receives Prestigious NutrAward
US-based ingredient company Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded the 2005 NutrAward, presented by New Hope Natural Media for Univestin®, the company’s natural joint health ingredient. The award was presented at Nutracon in Anaheim, Saturday March 19.
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[3/29/2005] Small Canadian Food Bar Company Makes Tsunami Relief Donation
US-based not-for-profit, Vitamin Angel Alliance has announced that Canada-based nutrition product company Solo GI Nutrition has sent 46,000 bars of its SOLO GI™ Low Glycemic Bars, to the victims of the Southeast Asia Tsunami.
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[3/29/2005] Malaysian University, Pakistani Research Institute Sign MOU
According to an article on, the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia's University Teknologi MARA UiTM, to help the latter in organizing its new Institute for Analysis of Herbal Remedies. According to the article, the two institutions would co-operate in enhancing the field of natural products chemistry.
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[3/24/2005] Atkins Revamps Diet to Incorporate Glycemic Index
According to a Reuters article, Atkins Nutritionals is altering its 'net carbs' method by incorporating elements of a glycemic index diet into its programs. According to the company, this allows a better gauge of a dieter’s blood sugar response, and subsequent weight gain.
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[3/23/2005] Carbsense Foods, Inc. Changes Name to Eat Well Be Well Foods, Inc.
US-based food company Carbsense Foods, Inc. has announced that it is changing its name to Eat Well Be Well Foods, Inc., effective April 1 to better reflect a focus on healthy foods.
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[3/23/2005] LifePak(R) Multivitamin Product Passes Three Certification Tests
US-based supplement company Pharmanex, a division of Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS, has announced that its LifePak(R)Multivitamin has passed certification from NSF International, and the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG(TM)), becoming the first product to certify through all three programs.
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[3/16/2005] Enzymotec Targets South-East Asia Functional Oils Market
Israel-based Enzymotec has declared its intention of penetrating the functional oils market of South-East Asia and Western Pacific, following clinical results for the company's CardiaBeat(TM) product.
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[3/15/2005] Virgo Announces SupplySide East Agenda, New Events
Virgo Publishing has announced the details for its SupplySide East event, May 4-6 at the BaltimoreConvention Center. According to the company, the event includes the exhibit hall, a three day education program, retailer roundtables, an FDA Panel Presentation, posters and VendorWorks Presentations.
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[3/14/2005] Nature*4*Science Announces New Facility
US-based ingredient company Nature*4*Science has announced its relocation to a new facility in Anaheim's Jefferson Business Park which, according to the company, will house offices and a fully equipped laboratory.
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[3/10/2005] Introducing Chrysantis, Inc., Producer of High Content Natural Zeaxanthin Marigold Extracts
Chrysantis, Inc., a subsidiary of Ball Horticultural Company, has been formed to develop and market high quality plant-derived specialty ingredients for the dietary supplements and functional foods industry. According to the company, initially, the focus will be on proprietary Marigold extracts with high natural zeaxanthin content.
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[3/9/2005] NSF International Certifies Albion Advanced Nutrition for GMP Registration
US-based Albion Advanced Nutrition has announced completion of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through the NSF International's Dietary Supplement Certification Program.
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[3/9/2005] Enzymatic Therapy Earns Organic Certification
US-based supplement company Enzymatic Therapy has announced that it has earned the organic processor certification from the American Food Safety Institute (AFSI).
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[3/4/2005] Chr. Hansen Celebrates Opens New Office in Dubai
Denmark-based Chr. Hansen A/S has announced the opening of its Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dubai on February 24, 2005. According to the company, the office employs seven people.
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[3/2/2005] AHPA to Host Forum on New Dietary Ingredients
Trade association The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) hosted a forum on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) at its member meeting March 17th in Anaheim, California. The forum included an FDA representative and several industry attorneys with experience in filing NDI notifications, as well as the introduction of a searchable database of existing NDI notifications, jointly developed by AHPA and NPIcenter.
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