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Aker BioMarine’s Science Investments Lead to New Company Developments

Visit Booth #19049 at Vitafoods to Learn More About Aker’s New Clinical Trials & Product Formulations

Aker BioMarine Antarctic, an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvest of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products, will be exhibiting at the Vitafoods show in Geneva, Switzerland, (May 6th -8th). Company representatives will be available at booth #19049 to discuss several new developments, including the results of a recent 300-subject clinical trial and new product innovations. These efforts are being driven by the additional scientists the company hired in late 2013 to help further krill research and development.

 

Largest Human Study on Superba(TM) Krill

A new study published in the February 2014 edition of Nutrition Research shows that krill can significantly reduce triglycerides and increase the Omega-3 Index.

Researchers divided 300 subjects into five groups, who were supplemented with Superba(TM) krill oil at either 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 grams per day or placebo (olive oil). Subjects had blood triglyceride (TG) values between 150 and 499 mg/dL. Blood lipids were measured at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks of treatment. Overall results showed that those administered Superba(TM) Krill oil had a statistically significant 10% reduction in serum TG levels, with the group consuming the highest amount of krill increasing their Omega-3 Index by 70%. (Join us on Tuesday, May 6: 12:15-12:45 for a session titled: “Superba(TM) Krill Oil: Key Findings from the Largest Human Study on Krill Oil.”)

 

Superba(TM) Krill Product Innovations

Consumers are gravitating toward novel combinations of ingredients and new delivery forms in the omega-3 market. Looking to combine the strength of krill with these recent trends, Aker BioMarine is currently working on new ingredient formulations as well as unique delivery formats such as gummies, powders and liquids.

 

Accelerating Superba(TM) Krill Research 

In an effort to expand upon its research commitment for krill, Aker BioMarine Antarctic hired eight new scientists in late 2013. This group brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in R&D, regulatory affairs and product development, and their mission is to help broaden the knowledge and understanding of krill, with a particular focus on clinical outcomes and new product applications.

“The krill category continues to perform very well,” said Matts Johansen, COO, Aker BioMarine Antarctic. “It is our mission to bring the most innovative products to market, but it is equally important to have research and data, which substantiate all of these efforts. Vitafoods is the perfect venue to showcase our recent accomplishments.”

 

For more information on new product developments, our new gummy partnership, and upcoming clinical trials, please feel free contact us to set up interviews at the Vitafoods show:

 

Media Contact:

Becky Wright, +1 206-855-6736 x 210

becky.wright@akerbiomarine.com

 

About SuperbaTM Krill Oil

SuperbaTM Krill Oil is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of SuperbaTM Krill Oil is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form.  In vitro, in vivo and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of SuperbaTM Krill Oil.

 

About Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is an integrated biotechnology company dedicated to the sustainable harvesting of krill and development of krill-derived biotech products. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through an optimized value chain from raw materials to customers. Aker BioMarine’s SuperbaTM Krill products are provided with 100-percent traceability from the Antarctic sea to the end user.  Only Aker’s krill fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification.