The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced six new companies have joined the association’s membership ranks. These companies include: Voting Members — Catalent; Jigsaw Health LLC; RoundTable Healthcare Partners; Santa Cruz Nutritionals; Vitabiotics; and Associate Member — Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.
The new member companies are:
Catalent is a global leader in innovative oral and topical softgel technologies for the consumer health and beauty markets. With over 80 years of experience in softgel formulation development, 13 global manufacturing sites, as well as a library of proactively developed products, Catalent has served a wide range of consumers. With consumer-preferred dose formats and advanced formulation expertise, Catalent can help differentiate and grow brands, and get products to market faster with a variety of unique, innovative technologies, and highly-versatile dose forms.
Jigsaw Health, LLC
Jigsaw Health is a finished dietary supplement product manufacturer with a focus on magnesium. The company strongly believes in paving the way to providing consumers transparency and high-quality products, which is why all third party testing results are posted online for each product and lot produced. Jigsaw Health has an added focus on Sustained Release Technology, so absorption can happen over time.
Roundtable Healthcare Partners
RoundTable Healthcare Partners is an operating-oriented private equity firm focused on the nutritional, OTC, pharmaceutical and medical device markets. RoundTable partners with companies that can benefit from its extensive industry relationships and proven operating and transaction expertise. RoundTable has established a successful track record of working with owner/founders, family companies, management teams, entrepreneurs and corporate partners who share a vision and believe in the value creation potential of its partnership model. RoundTable has raised $2.75 billion in committed capital, including four equity funds totaling $2.15 billion and three subordinated debt funds totaling $600 million.
Santa Cruz Nutritionals
Santa Cruz Nutritionals is a leading developer and manufacturer of gummy-based nutraceutical, supplement, and probiotic products in the United States. As a gummy category innovator first launching a multivitamin in 1997, Santa Cruz continues to bring many of the market’s first innovations within the gummy nutritional space. Through the company’s proprietary formulations and unique manufacturing
technologies across two facilities in California and Quebec, Canada, Santa Cruz is able to deliver active ingredients through high-quality chewable products.
Vitabiotics has pioneered advances in nutritional healthcare for over 45 years, a British company committed to human health and research. Vitabiotics has created a unique portfolio of products at the forefront of scientific developments in key sectors, with no fewer than 8 brands in the top 18 VMS brands in the UK, including Pregnacare, Wellman and Wellwoman. Vitabiotics in 2013 became the first vitamin company to receive the Queen’s Award for Innovation, awarded for its ground breaking clinical research. Vitabiotics exports to over 100 countries, and has twice received the Queen’s Awards for International Trade.
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective, and strong New York roots. The Debevoise Healthcare Group employs a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to address regulatory, transactional, litigation, and intellectual property matters for leading FDA-regulated companies (including dietary supplement, food, drug, and device companies) and private equity firms investing in the industry. Debevoise is among the leading law firms in the world and clients look to the company to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity, and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. Nearly 85% of Debevoise’s partners are recognized by Chambers, The Legal 500 or IFLR. The firm was also the winner of The American Lawyer’s “10-year A-List,” a ranking of the law firms who have earned the highest cumulative score on the A-List since its inception.
A complete list of CRN member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, please contact Carl Hyland, senior director, membership development, at [email protected] or 202-204-7674.