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NIS Labs’ CAP-e Bioassay Wins INSIDER Scientific Excellence Award

PHOENIX—Virgo Publishing announced this week that NIS Labs’ new biological assay CAP-e (Cell-based Antioxidant Protection in Erythrocytes) will receive the INSIDER Scientific Excellence Award, presented at SupplySide West, Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas.

Ingredient suppliers and technology providers with new ingredient/technology science, a new application, or any research-based breakthrough in ingredient/technology science, submitted applications for the award. A panel of judges comprised of R&D and product development professionals from leading supplement manufacturing companies evaluated the submissions on science/research methods, science breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.

CAP-e is used for evaluating the antioxidant potential of natural products and assesses whether antioxidants are capable of penetrating and protecting live cells from oxidative damage. The assay answers the question of bioavailability at the cellular level, and was specifically developed to assist the transition of analytical chemistry testing of natural products into biological assays in vitro and in vivo. More information is available at www.nislabs.com.

The award will be presented to NIS Labs at 2pm in the Virgo Publishing booth, #20051, on Friday, Oct. 24. The inside cosmeceuticals Scientific Excellence Award and the Food Product Design Award, given to Nutragenesis’ Sensara™ and DSM Food Ingredients for PreventASe,™ respectively, will be awarded at the same time.

SupplySide West offers industry the opportunity to learn about the latest innovative and healthy ingredients, meet new vendors and formulators in the 1,000+ booth exhibit hall, and source ingredients, packaging, labeling and private-label manufacturing services in one location. More information and registration details can be found at SupplySideShow.com or by calling (800) 454-5760.

Virgo Publishing produces the SupplySide Trade Shows and Conferences, the Focus on the Future Executive Conference and Retreat, the online training Web site Nutrilearn.com, and publishes Natural Products INSIDER, Food Product Design, inside cosmeceuticals, and Natural Products Marketplace magazines. Virgo also produces CULINOLOGY magazine for the Research Chefs Association.

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