Kalsec, OmniActive form zeaxanthin partnership
Oct. 3, 2011
by Keith Nunes
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Kalsec, Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., and OmniActive Health Technologies have entered into a partnership for the marketing and distribution of natural zeaxanthin from paprika globally. Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment that research indicates is important in reducing the risk of cataract formation and age-related macular degeneration, the two most prevalent chronic eye diseases.
Kalsec's zeaxanthin is produced by concentrating zeaxanthin pigments from a common food source, paprika. Kalsec's zeaxanthin is natural, Generally Regarded as Safe and exempt from certification under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) color additive regulations.
"OmniActive's vast experience in supplying nutritional ingredients to the healthcare, food and personal care industries makes them a natural fit for Kalsec," said Dr. Scott Nykaza, chief operating officer for Kalsec. "By capitalizing on OmniActive's expertise, we are looking forward to developing new relationships in the marketplace."
Under the agreement, OmniActive will educate consumers and increase awareness of the health benefits of zeaxanthin, while developing delivery forms and distributing them to the marketplace.
"This partnership broadens the portfolio of world class eye health ingredients and solutions that we can offer to our customer base," said Sanjaya Mariwala, managing director of OmniActive. "Additionally, Kalsec will benefit from access to our extensive worldwide distribution network. We look forward to engaging in a highly successful partnership."