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Schwabe Group enters research agreement with Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada

We are pleased to announce a new research agreement with Dalhousie University from Nova Scotia, Canada. In conjunction with Prof. Vasantha Rupasinghe, one of the leading experts in the field of research about the haskap berry, we will analyze novel extraction methods for producing a special extract with enriched active substances (cyanidin-3-glucoside).


Haskap berries (Lonicera caerulea L.), also known as honeyberries or fly honeysuckle, first grew in east Asia (Japan, China, Siberia) and contain large amounts of antioxidative components which are believed to have a number of beneficial health effects. In Japan haskap berries are known as the “elixir of life” and “the longetivity berry.” 

We are working closely with our colleagues from Nature’s Way in this first collaborative Schwabe Phyto Innovation Challenge project in North America. Being able to market a haskap berry (special) extract would be especially appealing.

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Research is a critical pillar of the Schwabe Group, and it lives from its close ties to academic institutes around the world so the Group can stay up to date with the newest methods and developments in phytomedicine. This is why we are delighted to have highly esteemed scientific partners in North America join us in our Schwabe Phyto Innovation Challenge.

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