Industry organizations and companies such as Qualitas Health, the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and Aker BioMarine recently developed partnerships and expansions to help build the industry though various ‘team efforts.’
Qualitas Health joined the U.S.-China Health Products Association (USCHPA) to support the association’s mission of working toward the continued development of China’s natural health product industry. Qualitas Health and USCHPA are both committed to increasing the availability of information, products and services to benefit the health of China’s large consumer population. Qualitas Health is expanding its marketing efforts in China to bring more awareness to the important health benefits of its environmentally sustainable and scalable sources of omega-3s to both industry and consumers in the country.
In addition to USCHPA’s expansion, UNPA announced two new executive members: Zhucheng Haotian Pharma Co. Ltd. and Essential Formulas Inc. Zhucheng Haotian Pharma, based in Shandong, China, is a manufacturer and distributor of functional ingredients that promote healthy living. The company delivers a scientifically supported and sustainable line of products, including SoPure Stevia, PureQQ Pyrrologuinoline Quinone, inositol and inositol hexanicotinate to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and beverage and cosmetic industries worldwide. Essential Formulas, based in Irving, Texas, is the exclusive North American distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® supplements and cosmeceutical products and high-quality vegan/vegetarian plant seed oils, along with CHIA OMEGA® plant oils.
Aker BioMarine is also partnering with key scientists and NGOs in its commitment to the new Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR), reinforcing the company's dedication to sustainability. The AWR Fund will raise donations from commercial and private partners in order to facilitate and promote research on the Antarctic ecosystem. Aker BioMarine made a financial commitment of USD $500,000 to the AWR. In addition, the University of Tasmania and partner organizations, including Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian Antarctic Division and Aker BioMarine, will soon announce a three-year Australian Research Council collaboration project, which will facilitate critical research on krill biology.