"This marks a new beginning for the Corporation," highlighted Mr.
Production will commence gradually and the Corporation anticipates a ramp up period of around 90 days before reaching production capacity of approximately 150 metric tons of krill oil annually. The plant will focus on producing Neptune's premium krill oil, NKO®, the original krill oil, with the highest concentration of omega-3 phospholipids in the industry and strong brand awareness. Later this year, Neptune will also make available three new condition-specific formulations, including:
• NKO®BEAT: supports heart health and blood circulation• NKO®FLEX: supports bone and joint health• NKO®FOCUS: supports brain and vision health
Each of the new formulations have NKO® as the main component along with additional ingredients to support the specific areas of the body targeted, such as Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for the heart, vitamin D for bone and joint health; and thiamine and lutein for the brain and vision. A video on the new facilities and formulations, hosted by Neptune's ambassador,
"In a market where product differences are scarce, Neptune's differentiated offerings, backed by a strong and recognized patent estate put the Corporation in a solid position to capitalize on the fast growing omega-3 nutraceutical space," highlighted
To celebrate the opening, Neptune will be holding an event for the media and members of government at the plant on
Neptune is a biotechnology company engaged primarily in the development and commercialization of marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (''PUFAs''). Neptune has a patented process of extracting oils from Antarctic krill, and principally sells omega-3 PUFAs as bulk oil to Neptune's distributors who commercialize them under their private label primarily in the U.S., European and Australian nutraceutical markets. Neptune's products generally come in bulk oil or capsule form and serve as a dietary supplement to consumers. Neptune's head office is located at 545 Promenade du Centropolis, Suite 100,
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