Gencor and Radient Technologies Announce Partnership to Develop High-Value Natural CompoundsJune 9, 2014 Edmonton, AB and Irvine, CA
Radient Technologies Inc. ("Radient"), an innovator in the extraction of natural ingredients from natural biomass, and Gencor, a leading, worldwide supplier of science-driven herbal extracts, today announced a partnership to develop high-value natural compounds for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and other niche industries.
The Radient/Gencor partnership represents an opportunity to rapidly identify and exploit new herbal extracts; to significantly improve quality, processing time, and production costs for existing extracts; and ultimately, to reduce the time to market and cost of new and incumbent natural actives within the Gencor brand.
To the partnership, Radient brings its patented microwave-assisted processing extraction technology, or MAPTM, which significantly improves the cost, recovery and purity of natural actives relative to conventional methods. Gencor, for its part, brings a science-driven expertise in the development of natural ingredients that improve quality of life, and a distribution channel that reaches blue-chip and growth customers alike in 50 countries.
"We have long known Gencor as a leader in scientifically-validated, premium ingredients in this field, and are excited they recognize MAP™ as a valuable product development and production asset," said Denis Taschuk, President and CEO of Radient.
“A year ago, Gencor commissioned Radient to make an extract from a locally-grown herb. Radient not only accomplished this expeditiously, but also improved yields, significantly reducing costs,” said Jith Veeravalli, President of Gencor. “For the long term, Radient’s expertise and North American facility will help Gencor bring to market more innovative products at even more competitive prices.”
Radient extracts natural compounds from a range of biological materials using microwave assisted processing ("MAP™"), a patented technology platform which provides superior customer outcomes in terms of ingredient purity, yield, and cost. From its initial 20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Radient serves market leaders in industries that include pharmaceutical, food, beverage, natural health, personal care and biofuel markets. Visit www.radientinc.com for more information.
Gencor supplies value-added, science-driven ingredients that are designed to improve quality of life for consumers in a broad range of life stages. Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, Gencor specializes in herbal extracts manufactured under GMP compliance. Gencor markets specialized ingredients in over 50 countries worldwide.