Kailua-Kona, HI— Cyanotech Corporation (parent company to Nutrex Hawaii) is soon bringing online a new supercritical CO2 extraction facility for the production of its BioAstin Natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin. The firm recently made a $3.2-million investment in an extremely specialized 1,000-bar extraction and concentration system that will be housed at its headquarters in Kailua-Kona, HI, where its spirulina and astaxanthin microalgae are grown and harvested.
Washington, D.C.—The scaffolding surrounding the U.S. Capitol building’s dome, part of an ongoing restoration, served as a fitting backdrop for the 18th annual Natural Products Day, hosted on March 24 by the Natural Product Association (NPA). Like the dome project, the industry’s efforts on Capitol Hill are meant to build strength and stability, and for that much support is needed.
Albany, NY—New York Attorney General (NYAG) Eric T. Schneiderman is continuing his unfounded assault on the herbal supplements industry. Schneiderman along with Indiana’s AG Greg Zoeller assembled an interstate coalition of AGs that are calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have greater oversight of the herbal supplements industry.
Irvine, CA—The four-year partnership between supplement maker NeoCell and the Vitamin Angels non-profit has reached a huge milestone, having raised enough money to help more than 1,200,000 children around the world.