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DSM and Taiyo announce Teavigo® EGCG licensing agreement

Parsippany NJ, US, 30 Jul 2014 09:45 CEST

DSM, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of nutritional ingredients and Taiyo Kagaku Co Ltd (Taiyo) have entered into a licensing deal, effective 1 July 2014, which will transfer the entirety of the Teavigo® brand EGCG business to Taiyo. Under terms of the deal, Taiyo will become the sole producer of Teavigo by the end of 2014.

Teavigo brand EGCG had previously been distributed under license by Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. (Pharmachem)  in the Dietary Supplement segment and by DSM in the Food and Beverage segments. Under terms of the Agreement, Taiyo will take responsibility for all customer segments, globally.

DSM appreciates its historical relationship with Pharmachem on Teavigo and the great job they did in the Dietary Supplement segment”, said Will Black, VP Marketing, and DSM Nutritional Products. He added, “We are delighted that Taiyo have taken over the Teavigo business. Taiyo’s solid reputation, extensive product portfolio, knowledge of the market and global reach make them a perfect fit for the Teavigo business.”

During the transitional period, DSM, Pharmachem and Taiyo, will collectively work together to allow for an orderly transition for all Teavigo customers and are dedicated to assure an uninterrupted supply of Teavigo EGCG.

About Taiyo

Taiyo is a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage and supplement industries.  Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients, derived from natural sources, to further develop the body’s ability to protect and manage one’s health. Products include Sunphenon® (full range of solvent and pesticide compliant green tea catechins), Suntheanine® (L-theanine, a unique amino acid which promotes calm focus and concentration without drowsiness) and Sunfiber®, a true regulating galactomannan soluble dietary fiber.