News and notes from industry suppliers.

Institut Rosell-Lallemand released two new probiotic strains. Lactobacillus farciminis CIP 103136 has been documented for its “unique anti-inflammatory properties and its potential in inflammatory and functional gut disorders.” Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 supports heart health, decreasing oxidative stress levels and healthy blood lipids.

CognisCognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical- grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tabletting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.

AstraGinNutrition Formulators, Inc. now offers Astra- Gin (from World Wellness, LLC).

Kappa BioScience AS launched a new form of vitamin K2 MK7 called K2VITAL. The ingredient is soy-free and highly purified for use in foods and dietary supplements. Powder and oil forms will be available.

Oslo Innovation Center, Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway, www.kappabio.com

O.Berk Company now offers airless pumps that provide “precise, controlled dispensing, which works well with viscous products.” The pumps are airtight, dripless, leakproof and allow up to 99% product evacuation. Suitable for creams, gels, lot ions and serums, dispensers can be custom decorated and are available in various sizes.

Adverse Events

Industry groups believe that a verdict in a current court case could be problematic for companies that file adverse event reports.

Parsippany, NJ—A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed a weight-loss ingredient that combines oat and palm oils may reduce a person’s appetite.

Ankeny, IA—A recent study on a branded ingredient (EpiCor from Embria Health Services) found that the immune health ingredient may also be beneficial for gut health.