Polifenoles Naturales SL (“Polinat,” Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain), a leader in the discovery, development and production of patented, standardized fruit and botanical extracts, and P.L. Thomas (“PLT”, Morristown, NJ), a full service provider of science-based ingredient solutions for food, supplements and cosmeceuticals, were delighted to inaugurate their strategic alliance by exhibiting together at the recent Vitafoods Exhibition (Geneva, May 17–19).

The objective of this close collaboration is to synergistically apply their strategic alliance to identify and bring to the marketplace unique high quality natural ingredient solutions. Polinat has recently established new R&D facilities (including analytical, cell and molecular biology laboratories) and a team of scientists to “mine” the potential of the rich library of botanicals and initial research undertaken by Polinat’s founders, Dr Zakir Ramazanov PhD and Dr Miguel Jimenez PhD. Particular emphasis is being devoted to study the effects of Polinat’s new ingredient candidates on gene expression before moving on to additional testing. Vladimir Badmaev, MD, PhD, has accepted a joint appointment with Polinat and PLT, embodying the very close and open collaboration between the partners.

Polinat’s manufacturing performance has been strengthened with audited cGMP procedures with full traceability and versatile extraction systems using water or ethanol solvents, variable pressures, and the most modern separation technologies. PLT contributes its 60 years of experience in market-driven business development, with specific expertise in sourcing, sales and marketing of value-added, clinically supported natural ingredients.

Dr Miquel Jimenez, president of Polinat, stated that “PLT’s close ties with the industry enable us to identify precise customer requirements, allowing us to dedicate our scientific efforts and manufacturing skills to finding the best solutions.”

Paul Flowerman, president of PLT said, “Polinat and PLT have developed the strongest business and friendship ties over the past decade. This agreement is a vehicle to allow our companies to combine our core competencies to deliver the highest quality products to the market.”

About Polifenoles Naturales

Polinat, located in the city of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria Island, Spain, is committed to applying the best science and extraction innovations to provide the highest quality, scientifically validated botanical extractions to a broad client base. www.polinat.com.

About PL Thomas
PLT, a longtime participant in the food and dietary supplement industries, has recently begun extending its traditional North American sales focus to fulfill its responsibilities to provide global exposure for a growing number of the ingredients for which it takes sales and marketing responsibility. With a strong commitment to focused growth, PLT has recently hired its first employees outside of the U.S.A. and is also doubling the size of its Morristown, NJ headquarters. www.plthomas.com.