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Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research Inc. (NPRI), a leading developer and marketer of powdered nutritional ingredients, announced that it has appointed Farmington, Utah-based CornerStone Research and Development Inc., a consolidating entity of Mitsui & Co. (USA) Inc. and certified contract manufacturer and ingredient supplier, as the exclusive distributor for specialty O2P Powders from NPRI for the nutraceutical market.
NPRI’s president, Godfrey Yew, said in a press statement, "CornerStone is one of the preeminent custom manufacturers of nutritional and herbal formulations in capsules, tablets and powder forms, as well as the associated packaging services required to bring these products to market. With the addition of O2P Powders, CornerStone will now be able to offer their customers and the end consumer a range of powdered bio-active products that were once only available in liquid or semi-solid form."
Commenting on the agreement, Steve Hatchett, CornerStone president stated, "This is another strategic step in our efforts to offer our clients and the industry unique, value-building products. Having a unique family of bio-actives, powdered by the O2P technology, will enable us to offer food marketers, nutraceutical manufacturers and cosmetic producers the ability to incorporate the active ingredients found in many fatty acids, including the antioxidant properties found in nutritional oils. In this way, they will now be able to offer unique, efficacious and patentable products, whether as a functional food or beverage, dietary supplement or cosmeceutical."