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CRN: Bayer Consumer GM to chair annual meeting in October

BY Michael Johnsen

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named Mike DeBiasi, general manager, U.S. Nutritionals and Digestive Health, Bayer Consumer Healthcare, to CRN’s 2018 Annual Conference chair. DeBiasi also sits on the CRN board of directors.

“Bayer has been a longtime supporter of CRN and of The Conference,” Steve Mister, CRN president and CEO, said. “We’re pleased Mike accepted our request to serve as Conference Chair this year. I know his personal touch will greatly add to the camaraderie, networking and highly touted agenda of this popular event which is open to both CRN member companies and non-members.”

The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, take place Oct. 16 through 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, Calif. The Workshop is a single full day of scientific presentations, followed by an evening reception that serves as a networking reception for The Workshop and The Conference attendees.

There are four flexible registration options for these events.

 

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Bio Logic Aqua Research brings dry eye mist to market

BY Michael Johnsen

Bio Logic Aqua Research last week launched its Nature’s Tears EyeMist solution for dry eye.

Bio Logic Aqua Research’s dry eye solution consists of 100% pure tissue culture grade water. This water is pH-balanced and biocompatible with the water content of the natural tear film. This dry eye solution’s patented micron-size mist, applied with a personal, portable hand-held humidifier, instantly rehydrates the tear film while also moisturizing the skin of the eyelids and the skin around the eyes.

And the dry eye solution Nature’s Tears EyeMist is safe for infants suffering from dry eye disease and it does not cause eye make-up to “run.”

Many people suffering from dry eye disease use eye drops, most of them saline solutions, for relief, noted Sharon Kleyne, director research at Bio-Logic Aqua Research, which operates out of Grants Pass, Ore. “But dry eye disease is tougher than eye drops. Eye drops do not supplement or replenish moisture that has been lost to evaporation as a result of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease will continue until the eye’s moisture is replenished with sterile water. Without sterile water, dry eye disease symptoms just grow worse,” Kleyne said.

Dry eye disease afflicts 30 million in the U.S. The eye’s tear film is naturally 99% water, yet when it over-evaporates, dry eye symptoms occur. These symptoms include burning, itching, swelling, redness, headaches and blurred vision.

 

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American Red Cross recognizes Tender for relief efforts

BY Michael Johnsen

Tender, a leading manufacturer of insect repellents and bite treatments, has been formally recognized by the American Red Cross for its support of relief efforts following one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to strike Puerto Rico.

In September 2017, Tender contributed over 15,000 units of Repel Bite, a DEET-based insect repellent, and After Bite, a pharmacist-preferred insect sting and bite treatment, as part of Hurricane Maria relief efforts led by American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont Region. The Red Cross then distributed the supplies, valued at nearly $30,000, to affected residents, offering protection from expanded mosquito populations during the cleanup and reconstruction processes.

“Mosquitoes thrive in the wake of hurricanes because of the abundance of standing water, and we knew we had an opportunity to help,” Jason Cartwright, CEO of Tender, said. “We are humbled to receive such an acknowledgement from the Red Cross. Moreover, we’re grateful that Tender Corp.’s contribution made a positive impact on the lives of those affected by this devastating storm.”

In February, Maria Delvin, CEO of American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont, and Jessica Blais, American Red Cross regional philanthropy officer, visited Tender Corp.’s headquarters in Littleton, New Hampshire, to present a plaque in recognition of the company’s vital support during hurricane response efforts.

“The local partnership with Tender allowed us to quickly mobilize vital products to an area that was severely devastated by this storm—and for that we are grateful,” says Blais.

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