Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are to dedicate facilities to identify new bioactives from macro and microalgae, cereals, bioactive herbs and plant sources to create supplements and cosmetic applications.
As news filters through of the world's first dairy-free microalgae-based milk alternative, the product is an example of how far this plant-based food has impacted the food and nutrition industry of late.
OptiBiotix is urging the nutraceutical industry to redouble efforts into developing weight managing products in response to a new report highlighting record numbers of obesity-related hospital admissions.
Interest in topical and ingestible beauty products that support and even boost immunity is gaining traction, but what science can back up product developments and how much growth potential is there really in this space?
Professors at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland, have established an independent scientific certification for assessing product label claims in a bid to improve trust and transparency in the carotenoid or omega-3 markets.
French biotechnology firm, The Greentech Group has taken a majority stake in the Solactis Group, a specialist in microbiota-based food ingredients in a deal that looks to extend on current prebiotic and probiotic-related offerings.