Palm Fruit Bioactives Conference To Be Held Alongside Health Ingredients Europe (Hi-Europe) 2010, Ma

From: Carotech
Published: Mon Nov 01 2010

The world’s largest and only GMP-certified tocotrienol producer, Carotech Inc, is pleased to announce that the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) will organize a Palm Fruit Bioactives Conference in conjunction with the biggest health and natural ingredients event in Europe – Hi Europe / Ni in Madrid, Spain on November 17th, 2010.

Entitled "Palm Fruit Bioactives: Science, Applications & Technical Advantages", this one-day workshop is one of MPOC’s Palm International Nutra-Cosmeceuticals Conference (PINC) series that aims to promote global awareness of the health benefits of oil palm fruit bioactives such as palm tocotrienol complex, palm carotenoid complex and palm polyphenols.

The Palm Fruit Bioactives Conference will highlight important aspects of research, product innovation and applications of these palm fruit bioactives, specifically in dietary supplements, functional food and beverages as well as personal care products.

"Over the past decade, we have seen increased scientific evidence that palm tocotrienol complex has significant health benefits, especially in its effect in protecting brain cells during stroke. In addition, companies are switching to palm carotenoid complex as a natural and nutritional food colorant and pro-vitamin A source. What is interesting is that palm carotenoid complex has the highest level of alpha-carotene (the more biologically potent form of carotene) in the market. Recently, we have also successfully extracted water soluble polyphenols from palm fruits," says Dr. Kalyana Sundram, Deputy CEO of MPOC, organizer of the Workshop.

"This one day Palm Fruit Bioactives Conference will have 3 sessions dedicated to palm tocotrienol complex, carotenoid complex and palm polyphenols and will focus on market potential, application capability and formulation flexibility of these palm fruit bioactives. We are confident that all attendees will benefit greatly from the workshop." Dr. Sundram added.

"We are honored to participate and provide assistance in organizing this Palm Fruit Bioactives Conference. The workshop is going to be very informative to manufacturers who are interested in using these unique palm fruit bioactives in their product formulations. We have experts from various fields that have spent many years in researching and formulating with these palm bioactives. I would encourage formulators, technical personnel as well as product development personnel to come and learn about applications of our ingredients in formulating functional food & beverages, personal care products as well as other relevant applications," says Dr. Sharon Ling, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Sales and Marketing Europe, Carotech UK.

Carotech Inc. is exhibiting at Hi Europe at Booth No. R18. With new product innovation ideas, Carotech team will showcase a number of new ingredients such as the TocoBev™ 15% (powder and emulsion) for functional food and drinks application.

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About Carotech Inc.

Carotech Inc., incorporated in 1990, is a publicly listed company in Malaysia (ACE Market). It is the first and largest producer of natural full spectrum tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (Tocomin® & Tocomin®SupraBio™), natural mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterol complex (Stelessterol™) in the world via its patented technology.

Carotech is the only GMP-Certified tocotrienol producer in the world.

Tocomin®SupraBio™ is a patented (US Patent No. 6,596,306) self emulsifying palm tocotrienol complex that ensures optimal tocotrienols oral absorption.

Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Ltd (, one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia.

Carotech manufactures these products under the tradenames: Tocomin®, Tocomin®SupraBio™, Caromin® and Stelessterol™. Carotech has also launched a natural lycopene extract from tomatoes (Maxopene™).

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Mr. Bryan See, Regional Product Manager, Carotech Inc, USA. Tel: +1(732) 906 1901
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Dr Sharon Ling, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Europe Sales and Marketing. Tel : +44 (0) 1296 623 214
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Mr WH Leong, Vice President, Carotech Pty. Ltd (Australia). Tel : +61 (03) 98013881
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