R&D News

D.D. Williamson
, Louisville, Ky., acquired the natural colors business from Artemis International Inc. The acquisition of this natural color product line will broaden the range of food and beverage color products available from D.D. Williamson, known for its caramel color.
Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Ill., has reached a licensing agreement with Acatris Inc. for the sale and marketing of soy germ-based isoflavones. As a result of the agreement, Acatris and its customers will have access to soy germ isoflavone patent rights required to market and sell supplements carrying certain women’s health claims.
Frutarom USA Inc., North Bergen, N.J., and Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Corp., Norwood, N.J., entered into a distribution agreement that allows Intarome to distribute Frutarom’s ingredients, including Alguard, Origanox and Lactice.
DSM Nutritional Products, Parsippany, N.J., has signed a cooperation agreement with Genedata, which includes a worldwide license for Genedata Phylosopher and Genedata Expressionist to support DSM’s research and development activities in life sciences. Genedata’s solutions will be deployed at DSM’s major research sites to serve as a central computational infrastructure for all biology driven research and will support the interdisciplinary projects in the area of production, strain optimization, mode-of-action studies, nutrigenomics and systems biology.
The Solae Co., St. Louis, expanded its partnership with Henan Luohe Shineway Industry Group, China’s largest meat processing company, to build and operate an isolated soy protein manufacturing facility in China. By partnering with Shineway, The Solae Co. aligns itself to be the preeminent provider of soy protein to China.
Cargill, Minneapolis, is a corporate sponsor participating in the Mayo Clinic’s upcoming course, titled “Nutrition in Health & Disease,” to be held Sept. 8-9 in Chicago. Cargill representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s latest advances in supplements, as well as how emerging food technology trends are resulting in foods and beverages that address many common health issues.
Fona International Inc., Geneva, Ill., has set the fall schedule for its Flavor University courses. The courses focus on providing food and beverage professionals with a practical understanding of the creation and use of flavors in product development. More information and registration is available at fona.com.