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Enhanced water - American science, European branding

Sales of oxygen-enriched water have almost quadrupled in Germany since 2002 to 30 million litres. But in the US where it has been available for over a decade longer, growth...

US network marketer targeting European supplement sector

Reliv International, a US-based firm using network marketing to distribute its supplement products, is hoping to make significant inroads into the European market, with plans to start business in Germany...

New MCC excipient launched by JRS

Excipient company JRS Pharma, part of the Germany's J Rettenmaier & Sohne Group, has introduced a new gelling agent to stabilise suspensions and emulsions, writes Phil Taylor.

Novogen reinforces position in US, European markets

Shares in Australian isoflavone specialist Novogen climbed more than 3 per cent this week on news that the firm had settled a patent dispute with the leading US supplements retailer...

PeptoPro in US sponsorship deal prior to public launch

DSM Food Specialties has concluded a second sponsorship deal of a major sports event that will coincide with the launch of products containing its new sports nutrition ingredient PeptoPro to...

Cosmeceuticals making small dent in beauty sector

Cosmeceuticals, or supplements that target skin health and beauty, are seeing fast growth in Europe since emerging as a new concept but much of the growth so far has come...

DCC nutraceuticals business boosts contract manufacturing activities

Irish group DCC, owners of UK tabletting firm Thomson and Capper, have acquired a majority stake in Laleham Healthcare, a contract manufacturer of tablets and creams for the health and...

Armor develops additive-free calcium caseinate

French milk proteins supplier Armor Proteines has developed a calcium caseinate for dietetic foods that is free of additives, allowing manufacturers to avoid labelling issues.

Frutarom: fresh capital for 2005 acquisitions?

Israeli flavour firm Frutarom, with clear ambitions to become one of the top ten flavour players, is seeking a listing on the London Stock Exchange to raise funds for imminent...

Palatinit anticipates EU market entry for slow-release carbohydrate

German firm Palatinit has applied for regulatory approval to launch its slow energy release carbohydrate, isomaltulose, on the European market, writes Lindsey Partos.

Tennis players test new 'guaranteed safe' supplements

Tennis players will test a range of sports nutrition products at this week's Australian Open that have been developed in a bid to avoid positive doping tests.

DSM backing plant compounds for future product development

Little-known plant compounds that can help tackle increasing prevalence of chronic disease are set to drive future product development at DSM Nutritional Products, currently better known for its vitamins range...

Raisio starts production of non-dairy range

Finland's Raisio group will start production of oat- and soy-based fresh foods as it moves to expand its functional food business.

Gadot driving into nutraceuticals market

Citrate salts manufacturer Gadot Biochemical is looking to boost its strong growth with a new range of mineral combinations as well as plans to add new ingredients through acquisitions.

Naturex on acquisition trail

French plant extracts firm Naturex is aiming to raise €9.27 million in a new share placement to fund further acquisitions, it said yesterday.

Fortune favors Forbes Medi-Tech for 2005

2005 is barely underway but Canadian Forbes Medi-Tech is already looking forward to a bumper year. The biopharmaceutical company yesterday announced revenue guidance of C$21 to C$22 million for the...

Encap hikes capacity with new premises

Scottish drug delivery and encapsulation specialist Encap has invested approximately £1.2 million (€1.7m)in new premises in order to boost its manufacturing capacity by 50 per cent.

Soft Gel offers more bioavailable CoQ10 softgels

US-based Soft Gel Technologies has developed a completely solubilized form of coenzyme Q10, shown to be more bioavailable than traditional CoQ10 softgels in a small trial, reports Dominique Patton.

Shrimp duties get go-ahead

The US International Trade Commission imposed duties on shrimp imports from six Asian and South American countries last week, in the final stage of a trade dispute that has been...

Brussels boost for UK milk body

The UK Milk Development Council has received a £1.5 million (€2.1 million) grant from the European Commission which it will use to tackle the growing misconceptions surrounding dairy consumption, Tom Armitage reports.

Cognis looking at dividend payout for owners

German group Cognis, the supplier of plant sterols and CLA, is considering the issue of a €500 million bond to fund a dividend payment to its private equity owners, it...

Ochakovo taps into growing health market

Moscow drinks giant Ochakovo has launched a new non-alcoholic product targeted at Russia's growing health market, writes Angela Drujinina.

Irish food sector raises focus on healthy eating

Irish food and drink companies are pooling funds under a new project designed to increase healthy eating in their home market, reports Dominique Patton.

Fiske to distribute Fortitech, DMV products in Britain

Premix company Fortitech and dairy ingredients supplier DMV International have both signed new distribution agreements for Great Britain with Fiske.

Konjac, the next gut health ingredient?

A French supplier of konjac gum, most commonly known for its use as a texturant in food products, is hoping to move into the health ingredients sector, after preliminary research...