Posts tagged with ‘krill oil’

  • Aker BioMarine Antarctic Announces New COO

    Aker BioMarine Antarctic announced the promotion of Matts Johansen to the position of chief operating officer. Johansen has served as executive vice president of marketing and sales since October 2009.  During his tenure he has overseen  sales growth in North America and Europe, and the development of the Asian markets in parallel with regulatory filings. In this new role Johansen […]
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  • Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Obtains New Patent Directed to Compositions of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Phospholipids Including Krill Oil

    Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc., announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted Neptune a new patent covering omega-3 phospholipids comprising polyunsaturated fatty acids, one of the main bioactive ingredients in all recognized Krill Oils. The patent is granted for the U.S. market and is valid until 2025. Neptune’s recently issued U.S. patent (U.S. No. 8,030,348) covers, […]
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  • Neptune Technologies gains NSF environmental claims “OK”

    NSF International has approved the key environmental claims of krill player Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. following an extensive and rigorous review. The audit ensured conformance to the International Organization for Standardization (IS0) 14021: Environmental labels and declaration, and the Federal Trade Commission (16 CFR PART 260): Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. “The efforts that Neptune put […]
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  • Funding awarded to map genome of krill

    A Canadian researcher who completed his PhD at the Australian Antarctic Division has been awarded a $300,000 fellowship to map the genome of the Antarctic Krill. Geneticist, Dr Bruce Deagle, is the first recipient of the inaugural R J L Hawke Post Doctoral Fellowship in Antarctic Environmental Science. Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke said Dr Deagle would use modern genetic […]
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  • Bayer Healthcare’s Arctic Wonder market test succeeds with Neptune Krill Oil, leading to launch

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.  announced recently that Bayer Healthcare, LLC Consumer Care Division has formally launched its Arctic Wonder proprietary Neptune Krill Oil (“NKO”) in the United States in March 2011 after a succesful market test. Bayer’s market test conducted over the last year with NKO® under its Arctic Wonder brand was performed in the US internet direct response […]
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  • Krill Oil shown to aid fat metabolism better than fish oil in recent study

    In a recent Italian study (J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr. 2011 Feb 25. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01135.x), Krill oil inhibited liver fat production and reduced levels of triglycerides and cholesterol more than fish oil. Rats fed a diet enriched with krill oil experienced more pronounced inhibition of hepatic lipogenesis than rats fed fish oil, at least at short feeding times, and the researchers […]
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  • Superba Krill Oil Deemed Safe for Foods

    Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces today that Superba™ Krill Oil has been determined to be safe for use as a human food ingredient by an independent panel of recognized experts. The panel conducted a critical review of extensive safety, toxicology and clinical research data obtained from animal and human testing, based on scientific procedures and safety assessment criteria established by the […]
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  • Enzymotec to now test for “foul odor” chemicals in their krill products

    Israeli supplier Enzymotec has implemented a programme to test for and publicise levels for two chemicals produced by marine life and which produce the “foul odor of sea food”. The smell of marine life like krill is a barometer of freshness. Enzymotec said its krill oil data sheets would now document levels of tri methyl amine (TMA) and total volatile nitrogen (TVN). […]
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  • Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. Reports Completion of Acasti Pharma Comparative Benchmarking Program versus Lovaza®

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.  subsidiary, Acasti Pharma, reports the completion of its  preclinical program designed to compare the lipid management effects of Acasti’s drug candidate CaPre™ versus prescription drug Lovaza®.  Blood lipids were monitored in two animal models in order to assess and compare the efficacy of CaPre™ and Lovaza® over a 12-week treatment period. A low daily human […]
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  • Aker BioMarine joins GOED

    Aker BioMarine, has joined the leading marine-sourced omega-3 trade group, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED). Aker hopes GOED membership will aid krill expansion In a statement Aker noted the momentum the krill sector had gathered in the past three years – although it remains a miniscule section of the overall omega-3 supply – and its expectation […]
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