Thorne Research, Inc., Sandpoint, ID, developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements and personal care products marketed through medical professionals, has entered an exclusive research, licensing and distribution joint venture with HerbalScience Group (HSG) of Naples, FL. The new joint venture will discover and develop products from the HSG natural chemistry libraries, using the company’s proprietary formulation and manufacturing technology to create consistent, reproducible extracts. Products will be marketed and distributed through Thorne’s established global marketing network for nutritional supplements and other healthcare and personal care products.
Through this strategic development deal, Thorne will be able to access HSG’s market-ready pipeline of more than 1,000 extracts for use in the manufacture and commercialization of supplements, functional foods, beverages, medical foods and other products. The joint venture will also target development of a pipeline of medical foods designed to support a range of established health and patient nutrition needs.