Gold sponsor


We are a Nutra-BioSciences® company formed in 2003, headquartered in Walnut, CA, with an emphasis on safe and effective delivery technology. VIRUN since have developed over 100 liquid and powdered concentrate variants that allow difficult-to-dissolve, fortifiable ingredients into food, beverage and supplement applications that are associated with efficacious health claims, such as, Cardiovascular Health, Energy and Cognitive Function. VIRUN has successfully branded its OmegaH2O® Omega-3 EPA DHA and CoenzymeClear™ CoQ10 which have been shown to support Cardiovascular-Function and Heart-Health. For weight management, VIRUN has developed a clear and water soluble liquid and powder Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) concentrate. New “energy” claims associated with combining VIRUN’s CoenzymeClear™ and PQQwater™ PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone).

In addition, VIRUN’s PQQwater™ PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) has also been shown to reduce Beta-Amyloid- production (Beta-Amyloid plaque leads to dementia and Alzheimer’s). Other cognitive ingredients include an encapsulated, water soluble and stable form of Phosphatidylserine (PS). PS Is a natural lipid shown to improve cognitive support. VIRUN’s PS 100 Powder contains the naturally occurring PS lipid necessary for brain function. VIRUN’s AstaXH2O® is a water soluble and stable form of Astaxanthin that can be added to food, beverages or supplements. VIRUN’s Resveratrol and CurcuminClear have been shown to better regulate blood sugar and has been associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. VIRUN’s OmegaH2O®, CoenzymeClear™, AstaXH2O®, PQQwater™, Resveratrol and CurcuminClear can easily be fortified into functional beverages and food products utilizing VIRUN’s clean-label, natural Esolv® technologies. Esolv® is a clear, stable, water soluble patent/patents-pending emulsifier that is the diester and monoester forms of Vitamin E Succinate Diester that contains no free petrochemicals, no polysorbates and no polyoxyethylated compounds (Polyoxyethylated castor oil etc… not approved for direct food use).
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Silver sponsors


Ingredion Idea Labs™ science-based problem solving features spirited collaboration with experts around the world. The result? Science-based ideas, innovations and solutions to help customers differentiate their products, optimize costs and get to market faster with greater success and profitability. Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. With customers in more than 100 countries, Ingredion serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries.

Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals is a global leader in ingredient solutions, providing customized premixes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, specialty ingredients and colors for the food, beverage and supplement industries. Built on our reputation for outstanding quality and service, we deliver formulation and ingredient expertise that help our customers optimize their products and propel them to greater success. With production facilities strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia as well as a sales team spanning 19 countries, expert local support is available worldwide.
Glanbia Nutritionals is a division of Glanbia plc which operates in 32 countries worldwide and employs 5,200 people globally. As a global performance nutrition and ingredients group, Glanbia holds the leading market positions in cheese, dairy ingredients including whey and other protein isolates, specialty non-dairy ingredients and is the number one global brand leader in sports nutrition.


Pizzey Ingredients

No one knows flaxseed better than The Flaxseed Experts™ at Pizzey Ingredients. Pizzey Ingredients’ PurFlax™ method of processing flaxseed provides a consistent microbial reduction while protecting flaxseed’s natural stability, nutrition and function.
BevPūr™, the flagship product in Pizzey Ingredients’ PūrFlax™ line, enhances beverages with the nutritional benefits of flaxseed while providing a smooth and rich texture.
BevPūr™ contains ALA Omega 3, protein, fiber and lignans, which work together to aid fitness and normal weight management, support heart health, maintain healthy blood pressure and support men’s and women’s health.  BevPūr™ may also be used as a guar gum or partial CMC replacement.
BevPūr™ has a guaranteed shelf life of two years and is non-GMO, pesticide-free and gluten-free.

Cargill – ViaTech® stevia

When it comes to natural, no-calorie sweetness, nothing quite compares to the stevia leaf and creating the most sugar-like experience for consumers in reduced-sugar / reduced-calorie beverages is one of the major goals with new product development today.

Cargill’s ViaTech® stevia sweeteners help customers achieve optimal sweetness and significant sugar reduction in even the most challenging reduced and zero calorie formulations. Part of what sets the ViaTech® stevia portfolio apart from other stevia sweeteners is Cargill’s proprietary taste-prediction model. This model can precisely predict which combination of steviol glycosides delivers optimal taste and sweetness in your beverage. This unique technology results in a proprietary composition of ingredients that delivers optimum taste and performance for the most challenging reduced-calorie applications.

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