Oslo, Norway-based Hofseth Biocare chose TSI Health Sciences of Missoula, MT to  distribute its omega-3 ingredients. According to a press statement, “Hofseth Biocare holds global patent protection on its method for processing marine biomass in a low temperature, enzyme driven process. This approach yields ingredients like salmon oil that are fresh, pure and 100 percent sustainable, with no impact on wild salmon populations.”

U.S. triathletes Laura and Greg Bennett will be ambassadors for Bioenergy Ribose, a branded ingredient from Bioenergy Life Science, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN. Olympic gold medalist and World Champion decathlete Bryan Clay will serve as an ambassador for Bioenergy Ribose, too.

Sabinsa, based in East Windsor, NJ, is now the sole owner of the Boswellin trademark in the Czech Republic and throughout the European Union. Recently, Sabinsa defended its Boswellin trademark in the Czech Republic, where it was owned by Orling.  In other news, its branded piperine  extract  (BioPerine) was found in a small animal study to increase the bioavailability of its resveratrol extract (Resvenox) by 229%. This could mean less resveratrol is needed to produce beneficial effects when combined with piperine.  The study, conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers, is published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

Noblesville, IN-based Verdure Sciences won the Best Research Paper Award at the 4th International Online Medical Conference 2011 for a peer-reviewed paper on the cognitive effects of Bacognize Bacopa monnieri extract. According to the company, the award is give for studies that are of “technical quality, novelty, and importance to the scientific field, and published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine and Public Health.”

Frutarom Inc., USA, North Bergen, NJ, now has an organic certification from The Inspection & Certification Body Secal Israel for its Origanox technique for increasing foods’ shelf life by reducing lipid oxidation.

Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group of Indianapolis, IN added a new CO2 extraction plant, which has two commercial-scale, supercritical CO2 extractors and several pilot units for research and development.

Brattleboro, VT-based Icon Group (a NutraGenesis affiliate company) has a new corporate Web site at www.icongroupllc.com. The site offers information about the firm’s branded weight-management and metabolic-wellness ingredients.

FutureCeuticals, Inc. of Momence, IL has aligned with the BioBoron Research Institute to advance the study and commercialization of FruiteX-B calcium fructoborate.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2011