VF Bioscience announces new partnership with Italian biotech company Active Botanicals Research (ABR), Brendola, Italy. ABR has developed an industrial platform for the production of selected active ingredients from suspension plant cell cultures. This approach offers multiple benefits: unlimited supply, even for rare plant species; perfect homogeneity from batch to batch, with no influence of seasonality; strictly controlled production environment that garantees the absence of contaminants, pesticides or fertilizers in the final product.
The goal of the partnership is to introduce ABR’s ingredients on the European market, and to develop joint research projects. Three products are already available: Teupol (teupolioside from Ajuga reptans); Echinan (echinacoside from Echinacea angustifolia); and Acteos (verbascoside from Lippia citriodora). Contact VF Bioscience for more information.