Gold sponsor

PLT Health Solutions

Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. Today, the company delivers solutions across a number of health & wellness platforms that respond to existing and emerging consumer demand. These solutions includes over 20 proprietary branded ingredients that are considered either market or scientific leaders in their categories – as well as the supply of high quality botanicals, extracts, raw materials and functional materials. High-quality science, demonstrating safety and efficacy, sets the foundation for building high-quality brands.

Providing rigorous scientific data that can support label claims and attract consumers is the standard that the company sets for itself. The company employs scientific personnel drawn from the consumer products industry to manage the science behind the ingredients it markets. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow

Silver sponsors

Valensa International

Headquartered in Eustis, Florida USA (near Orlando), Valensa International is a leading science-based developer and provider of high quality nature-sourced formulations for Human health. Valensa’s certified organic production facilities are located in a protected pinewoods and saw palmetto grove. Valensa is also a solution company, providing customized blends and helping customers develop unique formulations
Valensa International is the proud owner of more than 60 US and International patents for formulations and manufacturing (Deep Extract® Supercritical CO2 and O2B® Peroxidation Blocker stabilization.)


Rousselot and Peptan are both brands of Darling Ingredients Inc.  Rousselot is the global leader* in gelatin and collagen peptides.

Rousselot’s wide range of collagen peptides are marketed under the Peptan brand. They are manufactured in Rousselot state-of-the-art certified plants in France and Brazil and they meet the highest international food and quality standards. With application and expertise centers located around the world, Rousselot is continuously developing new product concepts and recipes to support its customers’ innovation focus.

A pure and easily digestible protein source, Peptan is perfectly positioned for sports nutrition products. The ingredient provides the nutritional support needed to build muscle mass, maintain healthy joints and muscle-skeletal strength, reduce the risk of injury, and improve athletic performance during physical activity.

*Grand View Research, Gelatin Market Analysis and Segments Forecasts to 2024, 2014

Bronze sponsor

BioCell Technology LLC

Founded in 1997, BioCell Technology, LLC is in the business of researching, developing, branding, and distributing novel dietary ingredients which are supported by science to improve quality of life. BioCell Technology’s branded ingredients are available under licensing to marketers and manufacturers of finished products. Popular ingredient brands include BioCell Collagen, Estraflex CMO Esterified Fatty Acids, and i-Sabi wasabi japonica.

BioCell Collagen is a clinically researched, multi-patented nutraceutical ingredient that promotes active joints and younger looking skin. BioCell Collagen® is a patented dietary ingredient that contains a highly bioavailable, naturally occurring matrix of hydrolyzed type II collagen (60%), chondroitin sulfate (20%), and hyaluronic acid (HA) (10%). The unique synergy of the molecules found in BioCell Collagen offers multi-dimensional nutritional support for the health of connective tissues such as skin, joint, tendon and ligament.

BioCell Collagen has been clinically shown to:

  • Promote joint comfort and mobility
  • Enhance post-exercise recovery
  • Support skin & joint collagens (type I, II & III)
  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduce skin dryness up to 76%
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InterHealth Nutraceuticals

InterHealth Nutraceuticals specializes in researching, developing, marketing and distributing proprietary branded nutraceuticals. InterHealth ingredients are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and functional foods & beverages. The company’s success is earmarked by high-quality ingredients, thorough research program, outstanding customer service and powerful co-branding marketing strategy. With over 251 research publications, InterHealth leads the way in research-backed branded ingredients.

Our patented joint-health ingredient, UC-II®, is a leader in the joint health space. UC-II® is supported by 4 clinical studies, including research in healthy, active adults. UC-II®’s once daily 40 mg dosage enables the development of dosage forms that are smaller and are taken less frequently than the alternatives. UC-II® has an NDI and is backed by extensive safety research. IRI data shows that products containing UC-II® are up 61% in the last 52 weeks, ending November 2016. UC-II’s market success, clinical research and ability to be formulated in today’s popular delivery systems such as gummies, makes UC-II® the growth opportunity manufacturers look for to expand in this category.


Stratum Nutrition

Stratum Nutrition® is a specialty health ingredient supplier offering a portfolio of branded ingredients for condition-specific categories, including structural, digestive and immune health to offer full solutions for human, companion animal and equine nutrition. Leveraging the Novus International core competencies in nutritional research and innovation, these ingredients are progressive, safe and reliable.

NEM® from Stratum Nutrition:
NEM is a premium joint support ingredient that is sustainably derived from a traceable USA, food source – the membrane lining the inner surface of an eggshell. NEM has undergone extensive testing to ensure consistent quality and safety. It is the only eggshell membrane ingredient shown to provide all-over benefits to joint tissue, supported by multiple published mode-of-action and clinical efficacy studies, which showed an improvement in joint comfort and flexibility within 7-10 days.* NEM is self-affirmed GRAS and is manufactured NSF-certified GMP facilities.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Regenasure® glucosamine is the only vegetarian glucosamine produced in North America.  It is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and can be easily incorporated into foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

Cargill has been a leader in glucosamine research and continually pursues cutting-edge research to support glucosamine, providing valuable support for customers.

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Bergstrom Nutrition

As pioneers in the development of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for use in both animal and human nutrition, our ongoing commitment continues to drive research that expands the understanding of MSM’s health benefits. As a leading global MSM manufacturer, we also continue to invest in product innovation and new delivery systems.

Our premium branded MSM, OptiMSM®, is the only GRAS-designated MSM available in the world and sets a global standard for purity. Manufactured at our dedicated Vancouver, Washington facility, OptiMSM is backed by exceptional customer service and technical expertise that is second to none.