Business from Larex
Lonza Group, Basel, Switzerland, has acquired the arabinogalactan assets from Larex, White Bear Lake, MN. This strategic acquisition includes among other things, intellectual property, proprietary processing technology, manufacturing operations in Cohasset, MN, certain inventory and customer lists.
Larex, Inc. is the exclusive North American vertically integrated manufacturer of the nutritional compound Larch Arabinogalactan (LAG), a natural soluble fiber extracted from harvested Larch trees. LAG is extracted and purified through a patented and proprietary process to deliver functionally optimized products sold into the health science, consumer and industrial markets.
LAG, a natural, bioactive compound for use in human and animal nutrition, personal care and industrial applications, is generally recognized as safe (GRAS). It has also been found to offer many significant benefits, the most important ones being in the fields of immune enhancement and digestive health. LAG products provide multifunctional properties either in stand-alone products or when combined with other ingredients to enhance product performance. With the acquisition of Larch Arabinogalactan, Lonza further ex-pands its portfolio of nutrition businesses within Organic Fine & Performance Chemicals.