BASF has signed a joint development and supply agreement with
Cardex Pharmaceuticals to develop a process for a key intermediary
similar to astaxanthin. If successful, it could open up a new area
of human nutrition for the company.
Germany chemicals group BASF is implementing a new measure to
combat price pressure on its vitamin businesses in the long-term,
by combining its human and animal nutrition resources under the
banner of a new nutrition unit within...
Metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a majority
of foods and offals remain at levels considered safe in the EU,
according to three scientific surveys published yesterday by the
BASF's fine chemicals division is bolstered by higher sales volume
of aroma chemicals and vitamins A and E for animal nutrition, but
the pressure over vitamin C and lysine has not abated, dragging
down the division's profitability.
DSM Nutrition has reported five per cent growth in both sales and
operating profits in Q1 2005 - a result that sits well with an
excellent picture for the group overall and could point towards
another positive year.
Sweden has been hit with a double blow, becoming the first in the
Scandinavian region to detect avian influenza in wild birds, and
also finding its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) in a cow.