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FI Asia 2017

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome...

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DSM takes second spot on Fortune’s Change the World list

DSM has placed second on Fortune Magazine’s third annual Change the World list, which this year recognises 56 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are...

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

Chr. Hansen says it has experienced one of its best ever years for APAC probiotics sales, driven by demand from infant nutrition firms and deeper consumer understanding across the region.

BASF teams up with InsideTracker for personalized nutrition & supplementation recommendations

BASF and Segterra have announced a collaboration for BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition and dietary supplementation recommendations and scientific support for Segterra’s InsideTracker.

FI Asia 2017

Halal status raises Morinaga's sales hopes for immunity-boosting Lactobacillus strain

Japanese ingredient giant Morinaga is hoping for a South East Asia sales boom for its 'immunogenics' probiotic LAC-Shield product after recently receiving halal accreditation.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

WATCH: Singapore supplement CEO on the three biggest APAC growth sectors

Beauty from within, sports nutrition and healthy ageing are driving the supplements business in APAC, according to the CEO of Singapore firm Avida Health.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

Chinese supplier aiming to bring monk fruit-based sweetener to Japan and Europe

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients plans to capitalise on the growing prevalence of health-conscious consumers to bring its monk fruit-based sweetener to Japan and Europe.

ChromaDex partners with Watsons to launch healthy ageing supplement in Asia

Botanical ingredient and analytics firm ChromaDex has partnered with Hong Kong-based retailer AS Watson to launch its US-made dietary supplement TRU NIAGEN in Asia.

Role for cranberry seen in oral health for seniors

The biofilm-fighting property of cranberry could play a key role in improving oral health for seniors in nursing homes, according to a dental expert who has studied the problem.

Extended release form of herbal weight loss ingredient could be winner in US market, supplier says

A weight loss supplement that combines four herbal extracts with a fiber carrier is now available in the US in a once-a-day dosage form, through branded ingredient specialist Zanda LLC.

Saying goodbye to ORAC was a good thing for industry, suppliers say

For the marketers of ingredients from the fruit and berry category that show robust antioxidant potential, the fact that ORAC values are no longer a marketing tool is a challenge...

DSM reveals new APAC leadership team

Dutch multinational firm Royal DSM has announced two new appointments to its APAC team: effective 1 September, Pieter Nuboer will be the Asia-Pacific VP of Animal Nutrition & Health, while...

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Bayir Group announces $2.45 million investment via Rabobank

Ingredient supplier Bayir Group has announced $2.45 million in funding which will be used for a manufacturing expansion primarily aimed at pharmaceutical applications.

Experts dispute claim that innovation is lacking in sports nutrition

In the view of experts, the sports nutrition category continues to be a source of innovation, despite the view to the contrary relayed by the CEO of Vitamin Shoppe in...

Sabinsa takes lead to establish Global Curcumin Association

Major curcuminoids supplier Sabinsa has taken a step it hopes will help protect the entire category by becoming the founding board member of the Global Curcumin Association.

Aker buys bulk krill oil business from Neptune

The krill oil market has been transformed with the announcement today that Aker BioMarine has bought the bulk oil supply end of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources for $34 million USD.

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Arjuna’s turmeric extract granted ‘No Questions’ letter from the FDA

Arjuna Naturals Extracts’ BCM-95 turmeric extract has been granted a ‘No Questions’ response letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Blue California stakes claim to market for natural ferulic acid

Increasing demand for natural sources of ferulic acid has led Blue California to boost its production capacity of the antioxidant ingredient.

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Sabinsa names Shaheen Majeed as company’s worldwide president

Sabinsa has promoted its marketing director, Shaheen Majeed, to worldwide president of the company, with responsibility for manufacturing, marketing, strategies and other operational matters.

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Lonza completes Capsugel acquisition for $5.5 billion

Switzerland’s Lonza has completed the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. from KKR after receiving all the required regulatory approvals.

OmniActive targets six-fold increase in APAC business, continues acquisition hunt

OmniActive has signalled its intention to “aggressively expand” across APAC, with plans to open an office in Singapore and increase the region’s share of its global business from around 5%...

Rising expectations: Health and nutrition drive ‘strong’ Q3 for Chr Hansen

Probiotic and natural colours player Chr Hansen reported a 10% growth in organic revenue in the first nine months, leading the company to slightly raise full year expectations.

Barentz International and Indian pharma firm unite to drive South Asia fortification opportunities

Ingredient firm Barentz International is seeking to increase its nutrition and fortification opportunities in India by linking up with Noida-based pharma company Jubilant Life Sciences.