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    LaboSmeets to exhibit new gastro and osteo products at Vitafoods Europe 2015

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    April 23rd 2015

    Antwerp, Belgium: – Dynamic contract manufacturing organization (CMO) Laboratoria Smeets (LaboSmeets) will exhibit its advanced products at next month’s 2015 Vitafoods Europe neutraceuticals expo and conference in Geneva.

    In particular, LaboSmeets will be showcasing new technologies in gastrointestinal health areas impacting the microbiome and also innovative joint treatments available for distribution.

    The LaboSmeets team on Booth D18 at Geneva’s Palexpo Center will also be presenting the organization’s advanced capabilities in hot melt extrusion (HME) and powder-based manufacture.

    Expanded portfolio

    LaboSmeets’ breakthrough innovations for gastrointestinal tract and osteoarthritis are part of a rapidly expanding portfolio of food supplements that will be on show at Vitafoods Europe. These include the recently introduced food supplement Libidosine® that combats loss of sex drive in men and women, or Amivine, a tablet for restoration of collagen metabolism.

    “We regularly attend the Vitafoods Europe conference,” said Laboratoria Smeets Managing Director, Jef Verplaetse.

    “This event is a great place for knowledge sharing and networking in the neutraceuticals area that is one of our main specialties,” Mr. Verplaetse added. Our innovations are made for our customers. We are not directly distributing products ourselves.

    About Laboratoria Smeets

    Laboratoria Smeets (LaboSmeets) is based near Antwerp, Belgium. Since its foundation in 1973, this CMO has focused on the blending, manufacture and packaging of pharmaceutical powders. The company is able to process powder-to-powder, liquid into powder and powder into liquid.

    All processes are performed under cGMP conditions in a dedicated facility producing several hundreds of millions of powder filled sachets, tamper proof containers and sacs up to 25 kg, using state-of-the-art blending facilities and a modern filling operation with nine production lines.

    Laboratoria Smeets uses a patented twin-screw extrusion technology for granulation in conjunction with a new technology to improve water solubility for APIs, developed in collaboration with University of Ghent. First applications are in the veterinary field where drug administration via drinking water is becoming more important.

    Laboratoria Smeets has developed and patented high bioavailability products for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis treatment. Other products include laxatives, supplements for support for cancer therapy, menopause and the Libidosine® supplement for loss of libido.

    About Vitafoods Europe 2015

    The Vitafoods Europe conference is a leading event for the global nutraceuticals industry, attracting more than 750 suppliers and thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries. Visitors are predominantly drawn from the dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, natural and herbal medicines, food, health foods and functional food and drinks sectors.

    Vitafoods Europe 2015 is a three-day event opening May 5 at the Palexpo center in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will feature more than 70 speakers. The 2015 programme will focus on the full production cycle; exploring what it takes to get a product from idea conception all the way to the shelves.

    Content is divided into Business, Science and Product topic areas:

    The event is organized by Informa Exhibitions, with more information available at:

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