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INDENA

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INDENA
Via Ortles 12
Milan
20139
Italy

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Indena is the leading company dedicated to the identification, development and production of high quality active principles for the pharmaceutical and health food industries. In particular, Indena offers for the nutritional field botanical extracts from edible plants, with a full phytochemical characterization, safe and supported by advanced human studies. Backed up by almost a century of botanical experience, the Italian privately owned company invests a significant amount of its annual turnover in research, making this activity the key to its success.

Phyto-chemical research is carried out in Indena's own Research Center in Settala, Italy. Indena also co-operates with the world's most prestige universities and private research institutes in the biological assessment of the safety and effectiveness of its products up to clinical phase I/II.

A key strategic research objective is the development of new active principles for pharmaceutical applications. This also forms an indispensable base for the health-food and personal care industries.

The pharmaceutical side of the company is focused mainly on anti-cancer drugs, which are produced to US-FDA, ICH and EU standards at Indena's High Containment Manufacturing facilities in Settala, Italy. Indena's drug discovery strategy is to develop new chemical entities up to "Phase I/II" of clinical studies, and then license them to pharmaceutical companies.

Today Indena is also concentrating its efforts on the industrial production of high-quality standardised botanical derivatives, which are important ingredients in health food products. In fact, the company produces standardised extracts from edible plants that are traditionally recognised as having therapeutic properties, as well as from plants that have proven pharmacological value. Indena's research and production activities are particularly attentive to plant-based principles that have anti-oxidant properties and prevent damage caused by free radicals.

Backed by more than 90 years of botanical experience, Indena has developed a plantation network, managed by experts, to supply its research and production centres with officinal plants, while ensuring bio-diversity and protecting the ecosystem from uncontrolled harvesting. Today more than 60% of the raw material used in manufacturing comes from cultivations.

Indena's decades-long global presence in the plant extraction industry is a guarantee of its in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business, market trends and legal considerations. There is constant communication and interaction between the company's experts, who cooperate on the updating of all the main pharmacopoeias, and the major international regulatory authorities such as WHO, EMA, and ESCOP.
The company has more than 150 primary patents and has published more than 700 scientific studies.



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Growing application opportunities for quercetin ingredients

25 Oct 2018 --- Speaking to NutritionInsight at CPhI Global, Cosimo Palumbo, Marketing Director at Indena, explains the growing scientific backing and platforms for its products such as its quercetin ingredient. Palumbo further explains that suppliers must provide adequate information on their ingredients to support consumers looking to use supplementation while on medication.

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Scientific updates for Indena's Oplodex – Indena

15 Jan 2018 --- At FiE, Indena presented new research on Oplodex, a platform of optimized botanical combinations, specifically tailored to assist the food industry in its quest for effective, safe and natural solutions. NutritionInsight spoke with Cosimo Palumbo, Indena Marketing Director, about the benefits of Oplodex’s innovative combination of natural polyphenols with antioxidant and chelating properties.

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Meriva curcumin’s benefits and traceability progress

02 Nov 2017 --- Indena has recently published the results of an independent clinical trial of its Meriva curcumin supplement. The study showed that a short-term dietary curcumin-based supplementation with Indena’s Meriva curcumin may be helpful in the maintenance of gastrointestinal barrier integrity and physiological strain responses during exertional heat stress. “This adds important information to two previous studies on sports nutrition in which – on professional athletes and recreational athletes – we found evidence that Meriva can reduce damages at muscle level as well as can delay the onset of muscle soreness,” Cosimo Palumbo, Indena Marketing Director, tells NutritionInsight. Palumbo also talks about curcumin’s sustainability and how it is established through a DNA barcoding program.

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The potential for digestive health plant extracts

08 Sep 2017 --- Digestive and gastrointestinal disorders have become more widespread in the world today, as a result of increasingly unhealthy dietary habits, stressful lifestyles, growing elderly populations and greater awareness of stomach and gastrointestinal conditions. Indena’s latest innovation for natural digestive relief is Prodigest, a patented combination of two standardized ingredients: a unique extract of artichoke leaves (Cynara cardunculus L.) and a similarly unique lipophilic CO2 extract of ginger roots (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). 

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New Ingredient Solution for Digestive Health

29 May 2017 --- Indena is bringing at Vitafoods 2017 Prodigest, its latest innovation for natural digestive relief. Prodigest is a patented combination of two standardized ingredients: a unique extract of artichoke leaves (Cynara cardunculus L.) and a similarly unique lipophilic CO2 extract of ginger roots (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). To develop Prodigest, Indena redesigned these two well-known extracts to create a product which is backed up by exhaustive clinical data supporting both its functionality (gastric emptying) and effectiveness (relief of discomforts). The inventive synergy of artichoke leaves and ginger extracts developed by Indena has been proven to be more effective than the two single extracts separately. Two recent human clinical studies with Prodigest have shown improved gastric motility symptoms related to digestive discomforts, known to cause gastric fullness, pain, bloating and nausea. 




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