BioActives and Maypro Launch Sustained-Release MicroActive® Curcumin-SR


Oct. 26, 2010 – Worcester, MASS –BioActives LLC and Maypro Industries launched Sustained Release MicroActive® Curcuminas a micronized multi-stage time-release curcumin.

Developed by Bioactives as a more bioavailable curcumin formulation MicroActive® Curcumin-SR solubilizes curcuminoids thereby greatly reducing particle size. A portion of the micronized particles are then encapsulated creating a formulated ingredient that releases in the stomach bile acid and then in the higher pH small intestines. MicroActive® Curcumin-SR will be distributed by Maypro Industries..

Known for its chemo-preventative, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties, curcumin is being recognized for its significant health and healing benefits. “We therefore believe that MicroActive® Curcumin-SR will prove to be a valuable product for healthcare practitioners and consumers alike”, says Dan Kagan PhD, managing partner at BioActives. He also notes that the sustained release form can be combined with standard curcumin for more precise cost-benefit formulations.

MicroActive® Curcumin-SR will be distributed by Maypro Industries and marketed worldwide. This distribution partnership builds on the previous collaboration between Bioactives and Maypro to bring to market patented, highly bioavailable, sustained release and universally absorbed ingredients. “MicroActive® Curcumin-SR will enable our customers to launch unique value -added products while leveraging the significant growth of the curcumin market.”, says Dan Lifton, Vice-President of Business Development at Maypro.

About BioActives:
BioActives produces value-added highly water-soluble and highly bioavailable lipophilic active ingredients using its patented processes. The company’s line of MicroActive® ingredients demonstrate superior bioavailability in uptake amount and consistency thereby reducing inter-subject variance. MicroActive® ingredients assure consumers maximum efficacy regardless of diet, health condition or risk factors – they are cost-effective and easily formulated.

About Maypro
Serving the nutritional industry for over 30 years, Maypro Group is global supplier of nutraceutical ingredients to the nutritional supplement, sports nutrition, pet & veterinary, cosmetic, functional food and fine chemical industries. Maypro is a minority-owned affiliate of Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan’s largest conglomerates with over US$80 billion in annual revenues and offices in 125 countries worldwide. Maypro is headquartered in Purchase, N.Y., and has offices in Tokyo and Shanghai. Maypro represents some of the world’s largest nutraceutical ingredient manufacturers and supplies high-quality ingredients in the U.S., Japan, Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia.