The company offers innovative products, developmental services and customized support
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the Omega-3 market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Oceans Omega LLC with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. Oceans Omega, founded in 2009 under the visionary direction of its CEO, Dr. Volker Berl, has worked with purpose and dedication to broaden the customer base for omega-3s by delivering them through conventional foods and beverages. It is the only company that boasts a patent-protected stabilization technology supporting the production of clear, shelf-stable, omega-3-fortified beverages that do not need refrigeration.
In response to omega-3 ingredients' propensity to fail in finished food and beverages as well as their short product life, Oceans Omega developed a proprietary stabilization technology that enables a quality omega-3 emulsion to retain organoleptic properties throughout any beverage manufacturing process. This is crucial in the development and commercial viability of regular food and beverage products, as omega-3s had lacked long-term, unrefrigerated shelf stability and seamless integration into a mainstream food manufacturing process.
"Oceans Omega's ingredient technology aids the delivery of omega-3s in micro-emulsions for integration into liquid-based food and beverage products such as fortified waters, nutritional shots, add-to-water beverage concentrates, and even gels, gelatins and gummy-based confectionaries," said Frost & Sullivan Global Program Manager, Christopher J. Shanahan. "This emulsion technology and delivery method decelerates the breakdown of the nutritional content of the omega-3 oil by slowing its natural rancidity process, allowing vendors to provide high-quality products with extended shelf life."
Meanwhile, Oceans Omega has recognized the widening consumer base for omega-3 foods and the need for education to accelerate its uptake. The nutrition gap in the United States as well as the technology gap in the industry has prompted it to invest in new omega-3-fortified food and beverage products as well as the delivery process.
Along with its partnering solutions, Oceans Omega offers an optimized method for delivering nutrients to the general consumer. Its transparency and unique technology have enhanced its brand equity and stoked a number of partnerships with leading omega-3 ingredient companies, food ingredient manufacturers, biotechnology companies and ingredient distributors. Specific examples of the company's product applications and partnerships include:
- OTEC™ 250CL-K, which delivers Nutegrity's™ OmegaActiv® balanced omega-3s
- OTEC™ 300LDHA-S35, which delivers DSM's algal delived life'sDHA™
Frost & Sullivan anticipates that Oceans Omega will be the go-to alternative format company in the multibillion dollar global omega-3 ingredients market due to its innovative and proprietary technology, generating significant value for its customers, partners and investors.
"The company leverages industry and technical expertise to create customized products that address any specific request, such as for a specified taste, color and consistency," noted Shanahan. "This customization helps expand omega-3's potential target market. Oceans Omega's technology is compatible with many omega-3 oil sources, including fish oils, algal oils and krill oils with various purification levels."
By focusing on process technology, turnkey solutions and consumer accessibility, Oceans Omega has carved a niche for itself in the omega-3 market. Its commitment to rigorous research and development and its keen insight into the potential of a shifting market sets it apart from the competition.
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About Oceans Omega LLC
Oceans Omega LLC, a specialty ingredient company, is a leading supplier of water-soluble omega-3 EPA and DHA ingredients for the fortification of food and beverage products. Oceans Omega's unique patented stabilization technology enables consumer goods companies to create novel, shelf-stable, tasty products such as clear beverages, gelatins, gels, liquid nutritional shots, and add-to-water concentrates, to expand their product offerings. Additionally, Oceans Omega offers custom formulation services and expert technical support for successful product development and production. Oceans Omega's corporate offices are located in Montvale, New Jersey. For more information visit www.oceansomega.com.
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