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2018 has opened with a flurry of activity in the natural products world. Before we jump in, we remind you to save the date for the Nutrition Capital Network - Natural Products Canada Investor Meeting set for June 27-28th. Full details to be released soon.
  • Croda acquires Nautilus
  • VANTEC announces food and ag investor meeting
  • BioAlberta hosts natural health product conference
  • Island Water Technologies gets another nod
  • Dane Creek continues to scoop up opportunities
  • National group sets priorities for bioproducts sector
  • Bioproducts heating up in New Brunswick 
  • University of Guelph prof predicts the future
  • Mom creates business by solving her own problem
  • DSM invests in gut health
  • Cleaning up cleaning products
  • And our 3-second survey asks about business beyond our borders 
If you'd like news like this as it happens, follow us on Twitter. And if you have comments or questions, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
Courtesy: The Guardian
Croda aquires Nautilus  International chemical giant, Croda has tapped the bioresources in UPEI spin-out, Nautilus Technologies. Founder, Dr. Russell Kerr has been a long-time champion of the biosciences industry in Atlantic Canada, and was part of the planning group for Natural Products Canada. We are extremely proud to see this recent success. READ MORE >>
Courtesy: Colin Hall/CBC
Investing in Food and Agriculture  NPC is proud to support VANTEC's upcoming pitch and info session in Vancouver.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: Colin Hall/CBC
Growing Alberta's NHP and FI industry NPC is also proud to partner with BioAlberta on a conference aimed at producers, processors and others within the natural health product and functional ingredients sectors.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: CFF
Another opportunity to pitch The Canadian Financing Forum (CFF) attracts some of the most active investors in Canada and the US. The 2018 event will include pitch opportunities for companies in clean energy and sustainable technologies. NPC is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of CFF, and encourages companies to check out this great opportunity to present to investors.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: Island Water Technologies
Island Water Technologies  PEI-based water purification company, IWT continues to garner attention for its disruptive (and biologically-based) solutions. This time, they've been accepted into the highly prestigious Imagine H20 Accelerator.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: Dane Creek Capital
Dane Creek Capital Stocks Up With a 2nd investment in Midgaard Insect Farm, and the acquisition of Companion Pet Products and some Nature's Way pet-related assets, Dane Creek continues to seek opportunities in sustainable companion animal companies.  READ MORE >>
Opportunities in BioProducts
Clear direction for Canada's bioproducts NPC was proud to participate in the national roundtable suggestions to position Canada as global leader in value-added bioproducts such as biochemicals, biofuel and biomaterials. READ MORE >>
Courtesy: BioNB
Expertise, natural resources, infrastructure Long-time champion of the bio-industry and friend of NPC, BioNB's Meaghan Seagrave presents a bright picture for bioproducts in New Brunswick.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: UoGuelph
Food Trends for 2018 A professor at the University of Guelph, the NPC node partner in Ontario, offers up some predictions about what lies ahead for meals, snacks and shopping.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: Satya
Growing a skin care business from a home recipe An inspiring read about a Canadian Mom's path to market that started in her kitchen.  READ MORE >>
Courtesy: DSM
More movers and shakers in gut health DSM's recent acquisition reflects interest in the larger impacts of gut health. READ MORE >>
Courtesy: New York Times
Cleaning up the laundry industry  Novozymes is a great example of a company developing innovative solutions, inspired by nature.  READ MORE >>
3-SECOND SURVEY
Our last survey asked how 2017 treated you. One-third said it was terrible; nearly 17% said it was so-so, but half of you said it was your best year yet. Great to hear!
Now we ask: What's stopping you from doing more business outside Canada?
 Too much red tape.
 Don't have the networks to develop partnerships we can trust.
 Don't know where to start.

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