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Herbamed Teams with DVA America for Eastern US and Canada

Weizmann Technology Park, ISRAEL – Herbamed Ltd. appoints DVA America, Princeton, New Jersey, as its exclusive agent for Ultrasome™ CoQ10 in the Eastern US and Canada.

Ultrasome is a liposomal-like formulation of Coenzyme Q10 developed by Herbamed using advanced drug-delivery technology. Ultrasome’s unique, patent-protected formulation greatly improves the bioavailability of the CoQ10 by combining ubiquinone with a dual layer of phospholipids to create a small droplet (liposome). This liposome protects the CoQ10 and delivers it more effectively to the g.i. tract, where it is more efficiently absorbed. In a clinical trial, bioavailability was improved by up to 10 times compared to standard forms of the coenzyme.

“Ultrasome™ CoQ10 is highly synergistic to our product portfolio,” says Christian Torske, President of DVA America. “Adding a product with strong clinical support and intellectual property helps us provide a full product-offering to our customers. We are excited about the opportunity of Ultrasome™ CoQ10 to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.”

“We’re happy to team up with a strong, multinational company like DVA to bring Ultrasome™ CoQ10 to this vital market,” says David Hart, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Herbamed. “Chris is a seasoned executive in the ingredient and fine-chemical industry and has built a strong position for DVA America. This agreement is a win-win for both Herbamed and DVA America, as DVA gains an ingredient with strong scientific support and Herbamed gains a partner with a complimentary product line. This agreement is an important part of our intensive effort to market Ultrasome™ CoQ10 globally.”

Ultrasome™ CoQ10 comes in a stable powder and can be easily used in capsules and tablets, expanding the ability to include CoQ10 in multi-ingredient formulations or health-condition-specific products. Herbamed continues to support ongoing scientific research with Ultrasome™ CoQ10.

The distribution agreement with DVA America comes a short time after Herbamed obtained distribution in the Western US. Herbamed now has in place distribution for Ultrasome™ CoQ10 throughout the US and Canada—providing full coverage of the North American dietary supplement market. In North America, CoQ10 is a leading nutrition ingredient, enjoying a retail market exceeding $500 million. Representatives of DVA America and Herbamed will be attending Supply Side West in October.

About Herbamed
Herbamed develops pioneering technologies serving the dietary supplement, nutraceutical and functional food and beverage markets. Herbamed’s products are supported by clinical research and protected by patents. After restructuring in 2009, the company has entered a rapid growth phase.

About DVA America
DVA is a global marketing and distribution company with more than 20 subsidiaries servicing sales to more than 60 countries. Our business segments include agro, health and nutrition, steel and plastics. DVA distributes ingredients and formulations for the food, nutrition, pharmaceutical/OTC, and feed markets in the United States and Canada.

Company contact
Mr. David Hart
Business Development and Marketing Manager
Herbamed Ltd
Weizmann Technology Park
Rehovot 76701
Tel: +972-8-940-9648

Media contact
Ms. Liat Simha
Tel: +972-3-938-1107

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