11 July 2019 Networking opportunity – Cannabidiol

7 days till our next special interest group networking meeting here in Nottingham. This is a free to attend event. We welcome Damien Bove from Adact Medical, who will explain what Cannabidiol is and is not Different cannabidiol types, different CBD extracts Supply chain traceability Good stewardship of CBD products Read more about Adact Medical here […]

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Cannabidiol – 11 July 2019 Networking Meeting

Register for this free to attend event at Biocity Nottingham. Our opening speaker is Jayne Wainwright from Potter Clarkson, who will be sharing with us some of the history of the use of Cannabis sativa/Cannabidiol and the commercial opportunity that may be available. It will be a different perspective but I am confident it will […]

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Food Supplement Group July Meeting – Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) – Pandora’s Box? A status update. The programme includes presentations on: Understanding the opportunity that Cannabis sativa presents – where have we come from and where are we going? Mutual Recognition – implications for CBD Defining what Cannabidiol is and is not If Cannabidiol is a Novel food what happens next? Is your […]

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Biology in Numbers

In humans the average duration of a single eye blink is 0.1 second, additionally the time between blinks is generally around 2.8 seconds.  It also takes one photon of light to excite a rod in the retina of the eye.  Why list this information?  Well it illustrates some of the many processes and functions that […]

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Making Pharmaceuticals

Yes six weeks to go till Making Pharmaceuticals. I get to reveal my interactive Kahoot quiz on ‘Understanding what claims your product can make’ be it a medical device, food supplement or medicine.  I will be at the conference for the day, supporting colleagues at the Jenson R+ Limited stand. Do come along to see […]

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Probiotic Meeting Summary

Special Interest Group Meeting 07 March 2019 Our first meeting of 2019, looked at the issue of ‘live bacteria’, previously marketed as probiotic food supplements. This meeting forms part of a two part SIG meeting Farm to Fork, looking at the impact of microorganisms in our food. The opening address defined Pre/Pro and Post Biotics. […]

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The Emergence of Glucosamine 1000mg Food Supplements?

Today 5 Sept 2018, the MHRA has announced that going forward, that the agency intends to regard glucosamine containing products (GCPs), with a level of base glucosamine equal to or greater than 1178mg/day, as medicines. This is based both on the evidence of pharmacological effect and because it is clear, from their review, that most […]

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How to sell a food supplement

The aim of the meeting was to consider branding as a marketing tool, along with tips and considerations for internet marketing looking at how to meet the requirements for the USA market before the break. These presentations were ably given by Kristen Brown (KLB Consulting), Mark Pickering (Hallam) and Gary Bayliss (Export Access). Kristin set […]

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Pharmacogenetics in the High Street

During development of a new drug molecule, a wealth of information is collected about the new medicine, some of this will end up on the drug label.  It has been estimated that up to 40% of the drug label consists of data of a clinical pharmacology nature; often this may include pharmacogenomic (Pgx) information.  Pgx […]

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How to Make a Food Supplement Meeting 18 April 2018

Comments from attendees “it has given me new opportunities to consider’ ‘made some interesting connections’ The first meeting of the Food Supplement Special Interest Group of 2016, focussed on how to make a food supplement, held in the Discovery building at Biocity Nottingham. The scene was set by Janet Worrell, consult2deliver limited; looking at Novel […]

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