Ocean Nutrition Acquires Encapsulation Rights

September 20, 2010

Omega-3 supplier Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) has acquired global marketing and distribution rights to GAT Food Essentials’ (Ebenfurth, Austria) wowCAPS omega-3 microencapsulation emulsion technology.

Omega-3 supplier Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) has acquired global marketing and distribution rights to GAT Food Essentials’ (Ebenfurth, Austria) wowCAPS omega-3 microencapsulation emulsion technology.

ONC now has exclusive rights to use GAT Foods’ wowCAPS technology in the omega-3 market. The company also inherits GAT’s existing global omega-3 customer base. ONC says that GAT’s technology will allow it to expand its range of omega-3 applications using its MEG-3 fish oil.

Cognis Licenses Weight-Management, Cognitive Ingredients

Cognis Health & Nutrition (La Grange, IL) has exclusively licensed two new active ingredients for weight management and cognitive performance from InterMed Discovery (IMD; Dortmund, Germany).

Cognis says that both ingredients show promising benefits based on IMD’s testing, including in vivo tests. Cognis plans to conduct its own testing on the ingredients this year.

Cognis has already licensed four other ingredients from IMD for weight management and heart health. A clinical test on one of the four ingredients will begin later this year, while the other ingredients are in advanced preclinical testing and scale-up mode.