Canada’s Tait Laboratories is planning to export its digestive health supplement to China as well as pushing the concept of ‘clean’ TCM ingredients in the region on the back of a new patent for its extraction technology for citrus peels.
Indian supplements manufacturer Stellar healthcare has launched a personalised nutrition firm, Cura-mi Wellness. targeting widespread deficiencies and common health concerns among the Indian population.
Australia’s Trajan Scientific and Medical, winner of the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021 in the personalised nutrition category, is looking to further growth in the personalised and preventative healthcare space by expanding its monitoring services.
Nutraceutical ingredient suppliers and manufacturers are continuing to ramp-up their inventory to keep their supply chain stable amid ongoing uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, including port closures and delayed vessels.
South Korean firm Navipharm is focusing its R&D efforts on duo-strain probiotics products, after conducting research that appears to show that they are as efficacious, and more cost effective, as compared to multi-strain products.
Taiwan-based Bioflag Biotech’s proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108 was launched in an infant product in China last month, after the strain was previously approved for use in infant or children’s foods in April.
Long term millet consumption can lower blood glucose levels in diabetic individuals and revert those in pre-diabetic people to normal levels, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Brands looking to develop products for mobility and cognitive functions need to take into account several key considerations such as the research and evidence behind the active ingredient, popular delivery formats, the lack of consumer education in Asia...
Royal DSM has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ intelligent sustainability service to deliver ‘accurate, simple and actionable’ farm-level solutions that it says will help improve both the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.
Taiwan-based company Bioflag Biotech has developed a range of probiotic lozenges, gummies, and candies with strains that reduce oral pathogens, while promoting good bacteria growth and increasing the salivary production of the IgA antibody.
Natural Remedies says that brands and consumers in Asia are increasingly interested in the story behind botanical ingredients used in herbal supplements, which has led to greater attention on how botanical raw materials are sustainably sourced.
Consumers in Asia-Pacific are increasing looking for new formats beyond traditional tablets, soft gels and capsules as they increasingly tap into botanicals and herbals for their immune health benefits.
Chilean astaxanthin producer Atacama Bio Natural Products S.A has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with Malaysia-based Nexus Wise to distribute its branded astaxanthin ingredients in Malaysia and Singapore.
The private sector’s expertise in distribution, innovation and communication are urgently needed to accelerate food fortification in addressing global malnutrition, but there are significant hurdles that need to be overcome.
Australia-based Pharmako Biotechnologies is planning several new studies following the recent announcement of its Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)-approved manufacturing site, which allows it to produce pharma grade ingredients for use in clinical...
Bened Biomedical is making inroads into the study of psychobiotics as it embarks on a human clinical trial that looks at its flagship strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Tourette syndrome and Rett syndrome.
Gencor is venturing into the hair care oral supplement and topical application category, with an RCT studying the benefits of ageratum conyzoides oral supplementation and topical application to take place this year.
BASF has received approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia to supply a human milk oligosaccharide ingredient, 2’Fucosyllactose (2’-FL), for use as a prebiotic in dietary supplements in Australia.
Malaysian tocotrienol supplier Excelvite is working with supplement brands to promote the use of tocotrienol-rich vitamin E to pharmacists and doctors treating patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), on the back of new clinical findings.
The ingredient arm of Thai Union Group is exploring further new product development (NPD) opportunities from tuna as it seeks to expand its functional protein offering by emulating the success of the dairy industry in moving into high-value ingredients.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (“N&B”) completed their €40.7bn merger yesterday (February 1st) and revealed a modernised identity for the new industry giant.
Interest in the infant nutrition benefits of bifidobacteria is soaring, with a raft of papers published in the last year, and a growing understanding of the impact that human residential strains can have on early-life development.
Japanese health food and dietary supplement firms such as FANCL, Kirin, George & Oliver, Taisho Pharmaceutical, Eminet and Q’sai say its ‘business as usual’ despite certain prefectures coming under a second state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
China-based manufacturer Angel Yeast is set to open a new R&D centre in Yichang, Hubei Province this year to accelerate product innovation, with a particular focus on the plant-based sector and sports nutrition.