The Thirty Years War that reshaped Europe featured myriad twists and turns. The Krill Wars have, too, with the latest being a final, formal burying of the hatchet between the two principal players, Aker BioMarine and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.
The long-running krill oil patent dispute between Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources and Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has come to an end, with the firms signing a final and binding patent infringement settlement and license agreement.
French probiotic leader Danone, Swedish dairy firm Skånemejerier and ingredient supplier Probi yesterday closed a three-way probiotic juice deal, bringing the firms one step closer to an international launch of the ProViva brand.
UK-based ReGen Therapeutics has been granted a US patent on its
peptide nutraceutical Colostrinin, which it is planning to
introduce in the North American market as a dietary supplement for
Strong demand for red clover-based supplements in Europe and
Australia is driving growth at isoflavones firm Novogen, which
reported a 6 per cent increase in sales of its consumer products
for the six months to end of December 2004.
Novogen is blaming lower US sales of its red clover-based
supplements in the first six months of 2004 on consumer confusion
due to the conflicting publicity regarding the safety and efficacy
of HRT and natural menopause products.