Medical Nutrition

Arkopharma Cys-Control marketing as it appeared online today. The UTI-focused product's EU medical device registration has been withdrawn and no claim is being made here...

Gunter Haesaerts: “The party is over now.”

French cranberry medical device status stripped

By Shane STARLING

French food supplements manufacturer Arkopharma has had its ‘EU medical device’ status revoked for a cranberry product that claimed to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) in women.

Bonkers: The medical world's nutrition blinkers (and the damage done)

By Shane STARLING

If the end goal of both the medical and nutritional fraternities is healthier, happier populations, it is difficult not to pour scorn on the latest work from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for slapping another clumsy brick into a dodgy, medically-biased...

Smartfish big fish (left to right): Ronny Vikdal, investment director, Investinor; Janne Sande Mathisen, founder/director R&D, Smartfish; Jens Nordahl, CEO, Smartfish

Swedes invest €4.3m in Norwegian medical omega-3 player

By Shane STARLING

Norwegian high-dose omega-3 player Smartfish is investing in new studies, an R&D facility and regional growth after winning a €4.3m (SEK35m) investment from a Swedish government-backed venture capital firm.

Cranberry veteran gathers forces against EU medical device products

Live from Vitafoods Europe 2013

Cranberry veteran gathers forces against EU medical device products

By Shane STARLING

With cranberry health claims rejected in the European Union, some players have ventured down the medical devices route where therapeutic claims are possible that would never succeed under the EU’s strict health claim rules. Not a good thing, says Gunter...

Nestlé invests in medical nutrition

Nestlé invests in medical nutrition

Nestlé has invested €40m in a French factory to boost its medical foods production targeted at hospitals and healthcare institutions.

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