The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced eight new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members—AlgaTech (Algatechnologies) Ltd; Gemini Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Nutraceutical International Corporation; and Olly PBC; and Associate Members—Aptar Group, Inc.; Boston BioPharm, Inc.; Columbia West Capital; and Kaiviti Consulting.
The new member companies are:
AlgaTech (Algatechnologies) Ltd.
AlgaTech is an innovative biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercial cultivation of microalgae for human and animal health benefits. The company’s production plant is located in Israel's Arava desert, an optimal location for algae cultivation thanks to the stable climate conditions, clean air, and intense sunlight year-round in an eco-friendly environment. Algatech’s proprietary and cutting edge technology allows for the production of extremely pure algae based products.
Gemini Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gemini Pharmaceuticals provides cGMP compliant contract manufacturing and product design services for science-based nutritional supplements and private label over the counter pharmaceuticals. The company’s focus is on solid dose, clean label dietary supplements for both domestic and international clients. Gemini offers customers a variety of packaging options, including bottles, blister packs, and sachets.
Nutraceutical International Corporation
Nutraceutical International Corporation manufactures, markets, distributes, and retails branded nutritional supplements and other natural products in the United States and internationally. The company’s products include vitamins and minerals, herbs, specialty formulas, personal care products, liquid nutritional products, homeopathics, functional foods, and other products in various formulations and delivery forms, such as capsules, tablets, soft gels, chewables, liquids, creams, sprays, and whole herbs. The company markets and sells its products under the Solaray, KAL, Dynamic Health, Zhou, Nature's Life, LifeTime,
Natural Balance, NaturalCare, Health from the Sun, Pioneer, Nutra BioGenesis, Life-flo, Organix South, Heritage Store, and Monarch Nutraceuticals brand names.
Olly develops gummy vitamins and benefit-specific wellness boosts along with probiotic powders and plant protein. Created on the belief that nutrition should be easy, effective, and delightful, Olly blends scientifically proven active ingredients with naturally derived flavors, colors, and sweeteners. Olly is a certified B Corporation, committed to social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Aptar Group, Inc.
Aptar Group is one of the largest global suppliers of a broad range of innovative dispensing packaging systems and sealing solutions for food, beverage, OTC pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, and injectable markets. Aptar has design and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America with more than 60 years of expertise in value-add packaging and 50 locations worldwide. The company leverages a wide range of solutions and technologies ranging from flip-top closures, dispensing pumps, and pouch fitments, to solutions such as airless technology extending life of preservative-free products, inhalers, droppers, and pharma-grade applicators.
Boston BioPharm, Inc.
Boston BioPharm is a fully integrated science-driven medical food, pharmaceutical, and dietary ingredient development company. Boston BioPharm invents and improves ingredients and products by solving bioavailability and development challenges by enhancing product performance. The company’s teams are some of industry’s leading scientists and business professionals with over 80 years of combined product development and regulatory compliance expertise.
Columbia West Capital
Columbia West Capital is an investment bank which provides premier financial and strategic advisory services to middle market companies. The company focuses on capital raising and M&A services to nutritional products and health and wellness companies, acting most recently on behalf of Global Health Industries. Columbia West Capital provides top-tier, major-market investment banking experience and senior management expertise to successful, growing businesses and entrepreneurs throughout North America. CWC is a registered FINRA (formerly NASD) Broker-Dealer and each of its principals are licensed by FINRA.
Kaiviti Consulting, LLC
Kaiviti Consulting is a boutique consulting company for the nutrition and wellness industries. The company’s significant expertise allows them to meet needs in multiple areas including: branding and social media for enhanced consumer engagement; development of unique, competitive products; design and execution of preclinical research and clinical trials; and scientific and regulatory support.
A complete list of CRN member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, contact Carl Hyland, senior director, membership development, at [email protected] or 202-204-7674.