Connecticut BioTech Announces Pre-Pandemic Pricing on New FDA Approved N95 Face Masks

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AnDum N95 Face Mask FFP2 Respirators are now available from Connecticut BioTech at pre-pandemic prices of $1 and less per unit.

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Connecticut BioTech has introduced a pair of new product lines, with FDA approved N95 face masks and KN95 respirators at less than $1 each for consumers.

We launched this company to provide solutions to the PPE crisis brought on by COVID-19, and we continually seek new and better products to bring to our clients.”

— Don Vaccaro

SOUTH WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — Connecticut BioTech on Thursday announced a pair of new face mask products, including N95 face masks at pre-pandemic prices of less than $1 per mask. These products, manufactured by AnDum Protective Equipment Technology, are available now and a key part of the company's continuing mission to alleviate the PPE cost and supply issues that have plagued companies and consumers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We launched this company to provide solutions to the PPE crisis brought on by COVID-19, and we continually seek new and better products to bring to our clients,” Connecticut BioTech CEO Don Vaccaro says. “With these new products, we are doing what we can to bring affordable products to market while this crisis continues into 2021.”

Both of the new face mask lines feature the popular ear loop style of connection, while the N95 variety come with a clip that allows for the existing loops to be connected behind the head for a tighter fit. Both respirators are rated to filter a minimum of 95 percent of airborne particles. The AnDum N95 is authorized by FDA Emergency Use Authorization for use during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

In keeping with its mission of bringing more consumer-friendly pricing into the PPE marketplace, Connecticut BioTech is offering these high quality face masks for substantially less than most competitors are offering for similar products. The KN95 masks are available for as little as $0.59 per mask (for orders of 100 masks or more). N95s are available starting at a price of $0.99 per mask for an order of 10, dropping to as low as $0.79 per mask for bulk orders.

While many traditional medical supply houses continue to charge sky-high prices for PPE as the COVID-19 pandemic extends into a new year, Connecticut BioTech remains committed to more affordable solutions. With vaccine distribution programs continuing to expand, there is hope that the end is in sight for the pandemic. But for now, while mask-wearing and social distancing are paramount for public safety, Connecticut BioTech will continue to seek out new and affordable products to bring downward pressure on the PPE market and its consumer prices.

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David Beston Chef Explains Why the Northeast Food Scene is Destined to Thrive Again

David Beston Explains Why the Northeast Food Scene is Destined to Thrive Again

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — Restaurants have struggled amid the COVID-19 pandemic as foot traffic has fallen. While many people continue to order takeout, delivery apps are often expensive for restaurants and customers alike. Now, many restaurants have closed down, and many will never return. David Beston, a New York-based Chef, believes that the northeast food scene will never be the same, but also that it will thrive again.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything,” David Beston says. “Many restaurants have closed down and won’t be opening up again. Some local favorites may now be nothing more than memories. That said, I believe that the northeast food scene will rebound.”

In December, it was reported that at least 110,000 restaurants had closed during the pandemic. Experts believe many of these closures will be permanent. Before the pandemic, analysts found that roughly 7 out of 10 restaurants will close within the first three to five years of business, so going out of business is common for the food and beverage industry.

“Running a restaurant is hard,” David Beston argues. “Even during the best of times, a lot of restaurants close down. Now, amid some of the worst times in recent memory, even more businesses will close.”

Still, it’s not all bad news according to David Beston. He argues that many of the restaurants closed during the pandemic were likely to struggle even during normal times.

“A lot of restaurants end up closing down pandemic or not,” David Beston Chef points out. “The pandemic probably sped up closures, but many popular, well-managed restaurants will survive.”

David Beston Looks For Silver Linings For Restaurant Industry
Now, with businesses closing, it’ll open up room for new restaurateurs to try their hand. Lower rent prices may also help make it easier for people to try opening their own restaurant.

“It’s unfortunate that so many businesses are struggling. That said, there will be more restaurant lease space available, and in the next few years, entrepreneurs may be able to secure cheaper rates,” David Beston says.

Cheaper rates and more opportunities in the market may allow people to test more creative ideas. This, David Beston believes, will help spur a rebound in the northeastern restaurant business.

“The restaurant business is driven by innovation with new chefs and entrepreneurs trying out new tastes, experiences, and recipes,” David Beston says. “With so many restaurants closing down, it’ll create room in the market. Five years from now, we may be enjoying really good, innovative restaurants that found an opportunity due to all the market space that opened up.”

So who might find success in the restaurant industry? David Beston says good food is no longer enough.

“Great food is a prerequisite, but not enough to ensure success,” David Beston claims. “Being unique and offering different flavors helps. So too does a unique experience. If people are going to dine out, they want not just great food but an awesome atmosphere and environment.”

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Welcome to the newest version of! has launched a brand-new website aimed to enhance user experience and improve the purchasing process through a variety of upgrades.

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / —™ – the B2B e-commerce marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of nutritional raw ingredients – has launched a brand-new website aimed to enhance user experience and improve the purchasing process through a variety of upgrades.

Included with these upgrades is a completely redesigned homepage with a more prominent search bar allowing users to find their ingredient faster than ever. Sorting through the catalog has also improved with new functionality where customers can find their product by price, factory of origin, package type, application, alphabet, country of origin, or certification.

Product listing pages now have a new look with product information and descriptions available in an easy-to-view format. All available package sizes are now contained within one listing, allowing customers to select their appropriate package type before checkout without having to browse multiple listings.

For customers placing sample orders, these orders can now be tracked through the “My Orders” section of the customer dashboard, providing an additional level of transparency with order status. Additionally, faster page loading speeds allow for a more cohesive buying experience. Users can now easily jump from page to page and view ingredients from around the world with more quickly than ever before.

Along with these new improvements to, users can still expect the same great selection of quality ingredients from global sellers with complete transparency on country of origin, QA/QC documentation, pricing, and inventory. It is’s mission to provide a one-of-a-kind e-commerce experience for supply chains purchasing nutritional raw ingredients for finished products – a mission that is more vital than ever as the global pandemic continues to affect these supply chains.

Registration at is free for qualified supply chain team members. Visit today to register for an account and to experience these new upgrades and features.


About is on a mission to create extraordinary value for the global nutrition and food ingredient industry by leveraging the e-commerce platform around the world to build an online global community of buyers and sellers.

By using digital technology, we are extending the art of conducting business on the trade show floor onto a highly efficient, cutting edge, transparent, neutral, e-commerce platform.

The platform provides a wide variety of ingredients for nutritional, food and beverage, cosmetic and animal feed industries from qualified global sellers. By hosting a highly efficient, completely transparent platform for all qualified buyers and sellers, we are delivering on our vision of making “the global e-commerce solution.”

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Ephraim Crossing brings tech community feel to rural Utah setting

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Ephraim Crossing retail complex

Ephraim Crossing retail complex

Mixed-use campus featuring business, retail and residential living being developed in the historic city of Ephraim

Ephraim Crossing is perfect for tech companies looking for a new location in Utah”

— Mike Ballard, partner at Camino Verde Group

EPHRAIM, UTAH, USA, January 14, 2021 / — A unique, multi-purpose hub is coming to central Utah. Ephraim Crossing, developed by Camino Verde Group, is a mixed-use campus featuring business, retail and residential living in the historic city of Ephraim. The project, located on 90-acres an hour south of Provo, will bring a new technology hub to the home of Snow College and the Ephraim Campus of Utah State University.

“Ephraim Crossing is perfect for tech companies looking for a new location in Utah,” said Mike Ballard, partner at Camino Verde Group. “It will have world-class amenities in a small-town environment that has been shown to attract top tier tech employees. They will enjoy an environment that balances innovation and work with recreation and relaxation.”

A recent study by the University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute showed that tech employment grew in the state at an average annual rate of 4.9 percent from 2008 to 2018. Currently, more than 310,000 Utah jobs are based in the tech industry.

In Ephraim, Snow College recently added a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering program to their curriculum, allowing for local internships and development of future employees.

The first building planned for the business sector at Ephraim Crossing is a two-story, 32,000 square foot tech office and co-working facility. Several incentives are also available for businesses looking to relocate or create a remote office including tax credits, financing, Rural Economic Development Incentives and others.

Currently, development is underway for 44-home Estates at Ephraim Crossing. Once complete, residents will be able to have the benefits of city living with small town comforts in their choice of single-family homes, townhouses or apartments. “No matter what their choice, all housing options will be affordable for the area,” said Ballard.

Residents at Ephraim Crossing will enjoy a variety of retail options with shopping space available along Highway 89 for local and national businesses, as well as drive-thru restaurant opportunities.

Entertainment options including bowling and movie theaters, along with restaurants are within walking distance of Ephraim Crossing. “Ephraim also offers some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in Utah,” said Ballard. “There are plenty of hiking, biking and riding trails to explore, as well as state parks, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, snowmobiling and camping.”

For more information about Ephraim Crossing or to find out about available business opportunities, visit

Camino Verde Group LLC is a privately held real estate investment, development and asset management company with a focus on multifamily and mixed-use real estate. They generate passive income, long-term equity and appreciation for investors and owners through the purchase/development and, wise management of property assets and maximizing income exit strategies. For more information, visit

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Labeling software assists leading nutritional supplement company with launching new product line

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The product line had to be managed separately from the rest of its products in a new warehouse. Cloud Label Service was the label management system selected.

Getting a new product into the market is always an important milestone, and we were pleased to meet their labeling requirements and needs.”

— Jason Mancuso, Supply Chain Practice Director

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 14, 2021 / — A leading nutritional supplement company chose Cloud Label Service, a comprehensive label management system developed by Gaea Global Technologies Inc., to manage the labels for its new line of CBD products. The system had to be implemented in only a few weeks and integrated with current systems in order to avoid costly delays.

Two months before the product launch, the nutritional supplement company’s 3PL provider instituted a policy against handling CBD products. As a result, the new line had to be managed in a different warehouse separated from the rest of the products. Even label printing for inventory, internal shipping, and outbound orders had to be managed separately.

The new labeling solution had to automate label printing based on business events, including pick release and ship confirmation, and integrate with carriers to obtain shipment labels. “We needed a comprehensive labeling solution that could be integrated into our current ERP and be fully operational with minimal supervision within a few weeks,” stated the supplement company's Director of Supply Chain.

Cloud Label Service was the label management system selected that met all the requirements. The label management system was up and running on time to manage all label templates and automate label printing for the CBD product launch. Using its dynamic web service functionality, occurrence of a business event triggered the system to automatically populate label templates with accurate data and send the label to the printer. Cloud Label Service was integrated with three systems and now handles label generation and automated printing for an average of 250 orders daily.

“We were glad to assist a company with a new product launch using our label management system. Getting a new product into the market is always an important milestone, and we were pleased to meet their labeling requirements and needs.” Jason Mancuso, Supply Chain Practice Director at Gaea Global Technologies.

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Baristas Munchie Magic to Open in Chicago, IL Marking the Fourth State Now Delivering Ice Cream, Snacks, and Hot Food.

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Munchie Magic is expanding into Illinois, adding to its more than fifty locations in Washington State, Oregon, and California

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We are incredibly pleased to bring Munchie Magic to the great city of Chicago. Munchie Magic is seeing the fruits of its success in WA begin to spread throughout the country. ”

— Barry Henthorn

SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 14, 2021 / — Baristas Coffee Company/Munchie Magic (OTC:BCCI) is expanding into Illinois, adding to its more than fifty locations in Washington State, Oregon, and California delivering Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, snacks, and hot foods to customers via delivery partners DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats.

The newest of the rapidly expanding Munchie Magic virtual restaurants that delivers ice cream, snacks, and hot foods through its third-party delivery partners services the Northwest Chicago, IL region and surrounding populations.

Barry Henthorn, CEO, stated: "We are incredibly pleased to bring Munchie Magic to the great city of Chicago. Munchie Magic is seeing the fruits of its success in WA begin to spread throughout the country. This is a direct result of our effective marketing metrics and our ability to interact with our partners remotely far more efficiently. We expect that we will continue to expand not only our geographical footprint but in the key foods and beverages that we are able to deliver as well.”

In exchange for the global perpetual exclusive license from ReelTime for the Munchie Magic concept and convenience store derivative Virtual Restaurants, ReelTime will receive a per transaction license fee of $.35 in perpetuity in conjunction with the terms of the agreement beginning on Jan. 1st, 2021. In addition, the media buys, integration, technology development, IP, and other cutting edge marketing for the Munchie Magic virtual restaurants are made possible and are being created via digital media/technology frontrunner ReelTime Media (OTC PINK:RLTR) . The integration consolidates and analyses data from the delivery partners DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub along with sales, cost information, and pertinent demographics from Munchie Magic’s Pick up Partners. ReelTime Media’s capabilities are redefining how companies are evaluating and purchasing their TV, radio, print, and other new digital media.

About Ben & Jerry's: Ben & Jerry's is an American company that manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. It was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont, and sold in 2000 to British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever. Today it operates globally as a fully owned subsidiary of Unilever. Its present-day headquarters is in South Burlington, Vermont, with its main factory in Waterbury, Vermont.

About ReelTime Rentals, Inc. d/b/a ReelTime Media: , is a publicly-traded company based in Seattle, WA (OTCPK:RLTR). ReelTime Media provides end to end production capabilities and discount media purchasing that is redefining how companies are evaluating and purchasing their TV, radio, print, and other new media. ReelTime is also is in the business of developing, producing, and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies. We have an end to end production, editing, and distribution capabilities for internal and external projects. ReelTime currently produces three ongoing series for the Samsung Gear VR platform and distributes them over numerous VR delivery portals including Gear VR, Oculus, Veer VR, HTC Vive, YouTube 360, Facebook, and others. ReelTime Media also publishes the book "It Was Always Me Edward Edwards the Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time" which has been the subject of a cover story on People Magazine, Rolling Stone, In Touch, and a six-part series on Paramount network, .

About Baristas Coffee Company/ Munchie Magic: Baristas is a publicly traded national Coffee Company that is recognized throughout the US. It is the majority shareholder of Munchie Magic, Inc., which manages the virtual restaurant which delivers Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Baristas Coffee, and other snack foods via third party delivery partners. Baristas currently produces and sells coffee related products under the Baristas brand. The Baristas White Coffee single-serve cups compatible with the Keurig 2.0 brewing system is the bestselling product in its category. Baristas also markets other coffee-related products. Baristas gained mainstream exposure when it became the subject of "Grounded in Seattle", the reality show special feature which aired on WE tv. It has been featured nationally including during Shark Tank on CNBC with Front Montgomery, CNN, ESPN, Food Network, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Modern Living with Kathy Ireland, Sports Illustrated, NFL Monday and Thursday Night Football with Megs McLean, at NASCAR Races, The Grammys, NBA TV, and other notable media.

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General Crop Farming Industry Trends Include Use Of Microbe-Enhanced Seeds To Boost Crop Production

General Crop Farming Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

General Crop Farming Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s General Crop Farming Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, January 14, 2021 / — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact:

Implementing microbe-enhanced seeds boosts crop production and increases profitability in the global farming market with their ability to produce crops in drought conditions. The microbes function similarly to beneficial bacteria in the human intestine and are found on the surface of the plant and in plant tissue. This treatment for cotton seeds utilizes beneficial microbes that live in plants to produce a cotton plant without genetic modification. The microbe-enhanced cotton developed by Indigo agriculture is already implemented on 50,000 acres spread across five different states in the southern part of the USA. Monsanto is another agriculture company which has released many microbial products.

The global general crop farming market size is expected to grow from $306.49 billion in 2020 to $323.44 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $401.09 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6%.

The regions covered in the general crop farming market are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa. As per TBRC’s general crop farming market report, Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global general crop farming market, accounting for 38% of the market in 2020. Eastern Europe was the second largest region accounting for 16% of the global market. Africa was the smallest region in the global general crop farming market.

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Formula Management Completes TraceGains Networked Product Development Suite

Formula Management Completes TraceGains Networked Product Development Suite

Formula Management orchestrates formulation from concept through production, accelerating research, iteration, claims verification, and change management.

With our networked Formula Management solution, you connect with your suppliers on TraceGains Network and get instant access to the supply chain data you need to speed up your formulation process.”

— Gary Nowacki

WESTMINSTER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — TraceGains, the leader in supplier compliance, quality management, and new product development software for the food, beverage, and dietary supplements industries, today announced TraceGains Formula Management, the first networked formulation solution on the market.

Formula Management allows companies to create, modify, review, edit, and update formulas and recipes while collaborating across departments and with suppliers or co-manufacturers. With network connectivity, the software gives teams immediate access to more than two million supplier-provided documents to accelerate formula and recipe development. Rapid digital prototyping with real ingredient and supplier data helps teams achieve ideal product criteria faster. Automatic version control with roll-back capabilities ensures all documentation, recipe variants, and information exchange are digitally tracked and searchable for a complete audit trail. And dynamic change management capabilities provide insight into the upstream and downstream impact of updates, with automatic alerts for stakeholders when changes occur, or action is needed.

“We’ve heard from many companies that creating and updating formulas is labor-intensive and slow. First, it takes too long to find suppliers, ingredients, and items. Then, you have to wade through an enormous amount of paperwork and information to verify you have what you need,” TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki said. “We wanted to make it easier. With our networked Formula Management solution, you connect with your suppliers and ingredients on TraceGains Network and get instant access to the supply chain data and documents you need to speed up your formulation process.”

Formula Management completes the TraceGains Networked Product Development Suite. The combined solution allows teams to go from manual processes to automated results by digitizing and streamlining new product development for better, faster innovation. The software accelerates procurement through advanced search criteria like country of origin, organic, non-GMO, kosher, and more for precise sourcing in less time. Teams get instant insight into recipe viability and can verify component specifications and convert them into master specs, all in one integrated solution. When it's time to compare final products against label claims, the process is automatic, and teams can share the details with the appropriate manufacturing systems, stakeholders, and co-manufacturers. And during production, teams can monitor delivery and quality operations for compliance to ensure successful implementation of the new product line.

“Networked means food and supplements companies no longer have to chase down suppliers for information or documents because it’s already available at their fingertips,” said Annie Wissner, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at TraceGains. “Our Network has grown for over a decade. Now, most companies find that 80% of their suppliers are already on TraceGains Network when they first log in.”

Companies that manage master formula and recipe data in an existing ERP or PLM system can pass information back and forth from TraceGains for complete supply chain visibility. In comparison, other companies may choose to manage product development with TraceGains without the cost and complexity of a full-blown PLM system.

Founded in 2008, TraceGains connects people and information so teams can work smarter. The global technology company delivers networked solutions to leading consumer brands who want to reduce supply chain risk, speed up business processes, and take control of their data. On average, companies find that 80% of their suppliers are already on TraceGains Network, allowing them to instantly connect and collaborate.

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Communications Director for NIVA explains relief bill for independent venues and what's next

Understanding the #SaveOurStages act and COVID-19 relief bill for independent promoters, venues, producers or talent representative in new podcast interview!

…through 10 hard months of exhaustion and battle, we ended up doing what most people thought was unthinkable. We got a bill passed and turned into law, the Save Our Stages Act!”

— Audrey Schaefer, Director of Communications for NIVA

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2021 / — Thanks to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), 2021 has started off on a positive note for independent event promoters and entertainment venues with the passing of the Save Our Stages (SOS) Act. The SOS act was recently passed with the latest COVID-19 relief bill and assigns $15 billion for independent performing venues and other cultural programs defined in the bill's terms.

Audrey Schaefer, Director of Communications for NIVA, discussed the bill in further detail on the latest episode of the EventBuzz podcast by Purplepass (listen to the entire interview here). Schaefer is also the Communications Director for I.M.P, an independent concert promotion and production company that puts on shows for 500 to 50,000 fans at a time.

NIVA was created in direct response to the current pandemic, COVID-19, to preserve the live music industry, independent performance venues and promoters throughout the U.S. NIVA is made up of independent promoters who came together in April 2020 to lobby Congress for funding. These funds were to aid live music venues facing the possibility of permanently closing due to the effects of the pandemic. After 10 months of fighting, the act, Save Our Stages was passed!

The $15 billion relief package was passed to aid independent promoters and cultural institutions during COVID-19, along with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Act Supplemental Appropriations Act. The act was created and passed to "…provide emergency relief for independent venues and promoters across the country" says Schaefer. The SOS Act will support and give venues/promoters that short-term boost they need to get through the damaging effects of COVID and come out on top post-pandemic. If awarded a grant, funds can only be used towards the usual expenses; payroll, rent, utilities, staff, contractors, insurance, taxes, etc.

Who are eligible:

• Live performance venue operators and promoters
• Performing arts organizations
• Theatrical producers
• Talent representatives
• Motion picture theatre operators
• Non-profit museums

Schaefer states that in order to apply, you have to be independent, meaning not publicly traded, not international and you can't be in more than 10 states. Essentially, you may be eligible for a grant if you’re an eligible operator, promoter, producer or talent representative. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, grant amounts, and application information, click here.

About the EventBuzz podcast (a podcast for event planners)

The EventBuzz podcast was created by Purplepass, an all-in-one event management hub for anything from large festivals to small gatherings and live streams. In each episode you can listen to different industry leaders and event planners, breaking down the world of events. Discussing real-life experiences, challenges, and tips on navigating the event space during COVID-19.

To listen, search for the EventBuzz podcast in your favorite streaming services.
For more information about Purplepass, go to or call 1-800-316-8559

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Aker BioMarine to Expand its Krill Product Portfolio with a Novel Protein Hydrolysate for Human Consumption

INVI is ideal for a wide range of food and beverage applications

Krill industry innovator is set to revolutionize the food and beverage category with a new sustainable and best-in-class protein ingredient called INVI

OSLO, NORWAY , January 14, 2021 / — Aker BioMarine, a leading global biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, is expanding its ingredient portfolio with the launch of INVI, a hydrolyzed protein isolate with an excellent amino acid profile that is rich in minerals, including calcium and magnesium. With high solubility, INVI is ideal for incorporation into powder and ready-to-drink beverages, as well as broader food and beverage applications for brands looking to grow their product portfolio with a novel, high quality and sustainable protein source.

“Five years ago, we set a goal to launch a best-in-class protein ingredient and I am excited to announce that we have reached this milestone with the launch of INVI,” said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine.

INVI, setting a New Gold-Standard

With attributes such as, rapid absorption, excellent solubility, a high mineral composition and a well-balanced amino acid profile, INVI aims to be one of the highest quality protein ingredients on the market.

INVI is a highly concentrated protein isolate with an average protein purity above 90%. Containing all the essential amino acids at proportions in line with the body's need, INVI also has a complete amino acid profile. Complete protein isolates are the gold standard in the protein industry, which we are proud to meet. INVI has been enzymatically hydrolyzed into predigested peptides, which promotes rapid uptake into the body and better mixability into beverages.

Further, INVI is heat-stable which allows for high temperature processing and minimal end-product precipitation. In addition, the high water-binding capacity of INVI can give a smoother texture and moistness to provide maximum functionality in a variety of end-applications, from clear protein concentrates to bars.

INVI also contains naturally occurring minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which may allow for structure/function claims for end products.

Food Sustainability and Consumer Preferences

From clean labels to sustainably sourced ingredients, consumers are investing in brands that align with their beliefs and values. And as consumers continue to look at reducing their meat and dairy intake based on concerns over planetary and human health, marine derived sources, like INVI, will become a great alternative to conventional protein sources.

“In order to help meet the future food demands for the world’s growing population and to provide alternatives to land-based food production, we need to look at the oceans for innovative solutions and opportunities,” said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine. “Sustainable operations have been at the heart of Aker BioMarine since its inception, and we believe that the health of the planet should be as important as, and naturally linked to, the health of an individual. Based on all of this, we feel that INVI is the answer and our ambition is to produce 5000 metric tons of INVI for our partners looking to shape the future of the protein market.”

Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery is one of the most sustainable and well-managed fisheries in the world, and like Aker BioMarine’s other krill products, INVI Protein will carry the same certifications (Marine Stewardship Council and Non-GMO) and will adhere to the same high-quality standards. Aker BioMarine is finalizing the US self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) determination and will soon start to prepare the FDA GRAS notice for INVI.

“More consumers are opting for healthy protein options for personal, health and sustainability reasons,” said Lalen Dogan, VP Protein Human Nutrition. “Many of the non-dairy alternatives like plant-based proteins are GMO and not complete proteins. INVI fills this gap, so consumers no longer need to make compromises when seeking an alternative non-dairy protein source.”

What’s Next…

Aker BioMarine is in the process of building a protein plant that is being backed by Norwegian governmental funding and support. To that end, the team is excited to start the dialogue with customers and get partners on board to bring new and exciting products to market. As a leader in the nutraceutical space, Aker BioMarine is much more than an ingredient supplier, supporting customers on many levels. Driven by innovative thinking and ongoing collaboration, the team is excited to work with partners to create new market opportunities for growth and expansion with products powered by INVI. This includes prototype samples, clinical research supporting functional uptake claims, consumer insight reports, regulatory support and other technical and market development.

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About Aker BioMarine
Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, dedicated to improving human and planetary health. The company develops krill-based ingredients for protein, nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications. The company’s fully transparent value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting in pristine Antarctic waters through its Montevideo logistics hub, Houston production plant, and all the way to customers around the world.

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