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Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

Equateq, Cognis and Pronova: “Each are complementary”, says BASF

BASF’s ever-expanding nutrition unit says its €644m bid last week bid for Norwegian omega-3 firm, Pronova Biopharma, is as important for its food supplements business as its pharmaceutical operations.

Omega-3 backed for postpartum depression

Increasing the levels of omega-3 fatty acids could help to battle postpartum depression, according to a new review.

Reckitt Benckiser-Schiff: Another giant jumps into nutra space

UK-based consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser told NutraIngredients today, “nutrition had been on its radar for awhile”, as it plunged $1.4bn (€1.09bn) to outbid German pharma firm Bayer for the US’s second...

Rimfrost taps Aker's Australian krill patents

Olympic Seafood-owned krill subsidiary Rimfrost has negotiated a long-term, non-exclusive licencing agreement with fellow Norwegian firm Aker BioMarine to secure access to the krill major's patent portfolio in Australia.

Fluxome finds a last-minute buyer: But is it resveratrol or omega-3 to be sold?

Swiss biotech firm Evolva has agreed to buy undisclosed assets from Fluxome, as it leaves its pure pharma research past in the dust and throws the embattled Danish supplier a...

BASF bids $823m for GSK omega-3 supplier Pronova Biopharma

BASF has made a bid for Pronova Biopharma ASA, underlining its intention to become the dominant player in the pharmaceutical grade omega-3 API market.  

Rise of healthy/functional foods behind UK supplements slip

The UK food supplements market has shed 3 million users since 2008, a result of the economic slowdown and more savvy consumers choosing functional and healthier foods, according to Mintel.

DSM buys Fortitech for €495m; “We are done for awhile”

Rampant nutrition business acquirer, Royal DSM, has splashed the cash for the ninth time in two years – this time to the tune of €495m ($634m) on US-based multinational nutrient...

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Bioriginal to distribute Norwegian krill

Canadian lipid specialist Bioriginal has inked a deal with Olympic Seafood to distribute the Norwegian firm’s krill offerings.

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Aker secures four krill ‘innovation patents’ in Australia

Aker BioMarine has announced that its claims covering krill oil compositions on sale in Australia have been awarded “innovation patents”. 

Q3 wrap: Nutrition stars for DSM and Naturex

Royal DSM saw Q3 sales slip 7% to €2.3bn across all divisions with polymer intermediates performing worst, but as has been the case in recent quarters, the Dutch firm’s nutrition...

Meta-analysis supports fish, questions supplements, for stroke risk

Regular consumption of fish may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, but the benefits of fish oil supplements may be minimal, says a new analysis by researchers...

Bayer “absolutely open” to further acquisitions after $1.2bn Schiff shop

The consumer arm of German pharma giant Bayer Healthcare is to pay $1.2bn (€920m) for US food supplements company Schiff Nutrition International, a move that will make it one of...

DHA omega-3 may lower anxiety risk

Increased intakes of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are associated with a reduced risk of anxiety, a study from Australia has reported for the first time.

Omega-3 may boost working memory in healthy young adults: Study

Increasing intakes of omega-3 may improve the working memory of young adults who are at the peak of their cognitive abilities, according to new data.

Asian krill boom drives krill joint venture

Australian, Japanese, South Korean, Taiwanese and other Asian consumers are driving rising demand in omega-3 source krill to levels that have prompted Norwegian krill supplier, Rimfrost, to ink a production-boosting...

BASF wants a share of pharma omega-3 market

BASF wants a share of the $1.5bn global market for drug grade omega-3 and expects the plant it is building to start shipping product early next year. 

Omega-3 supplementation backed for depression in elderly

Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) could help to reduce the symptoms of depression in elderly people, according to new research.

GC Rieber launches new ‘ultra omega-3 concentrate’

A new omega-3 concentrate is being launched by GC Rieber Oils, the company’s first 90% total omega-3 fish oil concentrate.

Omega-3’s may improve inflammatory profile in obese people

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce levels of inflammatory markers in the fat tissue of obese people, says a new study from Austria.

Fluxome US: “Business as usual” despite euro crisis

The US operation of financially stricken resveratrol supplier, Fluxome, says the cash crisis that has forced closure of its Danish research facility, will not halt resveratrol supply through its US...

Fluxome cash crisis caused by “gross mismanagement”

Management at embattled resveratrol supplier Fluxome has come in for severe criticism as the company hovers on the verge of financial collapse unless a fresh investor can be found in...

Retail omega-3s sales to hit $34.7 billion in 2016, report predicts

Global consumer spending on omega-3 products will jump from $25.4 billion in 2011 to $34.7 billion in 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Packaged Facts.

Omega-3 supplementation could help slow biological ‘aging’

Shifting the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 dietary fats in favour of omega-3 through supplementation could help to slow the biological effects of aging, according to new research.

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