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Could cow’s milk help in the fight against COVID-19?

Research commissioned by New Zealand company Quantec has found that its patented New Zealand milk-derived ingredient IDP® (Immune Defense Proteins) is effective at protecting cells against COVID-19. The research, completed by an independent US laboratory, shows IDP® has the ability to protect cells from COVID-19, but it may also reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms, a key concern particularly for sufferers of ‘long COVID.’ CEO of Quantec, Raewyn McPhillips, says these results suggest t...

March 11, 2021

Research shows patented milk-derived ingredient IDP® effective against influenza virus

Research commissioned by New Zealand company Quantec, and completed by an independent US laboratory, has found that its patented milk-derived ingredient IDP® (Immune Defense Proteins) is effective against influenza virus species. At a time when there is an intense global focus on viruses, Quantec commissioned the independent in vitro study to see if IDP® had antiviral activity, and if so whether its formulation, which contains over 50 bioactive proteins, provides greater antiviral activit...

December 23, 2020

Quantec eyes global expansion into health and wellness industry with new appointment

Waikato-based Quantec continues to grow its business with the appointment of a new General Manager of Marketing and Sales, John Dawson. Mr Dawson brings over 30 years’ experience to the company, having held significant sales and marketing roles in the packaging industry working with the food and dairy sectors. “Throughout my career, I’ve always had a close association with the dairy industry,” says Mr Dawson. “My most recent role was as Global Marketing Director (Dairy) for packaging s...

June 16, 2020

New study gets Government funding to investigate digestive benefits of IDP®

New research has secured Government funding to investigate whether IDP® could help boost the digestive health benefits of food and beverage (F&B) products. The Palmerston North-based research team, led by Dr Dulantha Ulluwishewa from AgResearch Ltd, has received a $100,000 investment from the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge and Quantec. HVN is the New Zealand National Science Challenge funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Its mission is to grow t...

November 1, 2019

Exclusive deal cements Quantec’s long-term presence in China

An exclusive 20-year deal with China-based Holon has cemented Quantec’s long term presence in the Chinese market. This watershed agreement will see Quantec supply a growing volume of its Immune Defense Proteins (IDP®) product to Holon for use in its mother baby health and nutrition products. Holon is a premium distributor and a significant player in the Chinese mother baby supplement market – worth approximately NZ$4.2 billion. The immunity products channel within this market accounts fo...

September 30, 2019

Waikato biotech company earns Supreme and Innovation awards at industry event

Hamilton dairy biotech company Quantec was recognised for its innovation at the annual Natural Health Products NZ awards held in Hamilton last night (note: 27 March).  The company took out the Supreme Award, which it also received at the industry’s 2018 awards event.  Quantec was also awarded the Cawthron Institute Innovation Award. The Natural Health Products NZ awards recognise the success of New Zealand companies developing, manufacturing and exporting natural products, functional...

March 27, 2019

Inaugural CEO to guide further growth for Quantec

Hamilton dairy biotechnology company Quantec has appointed its first CEO, Raewyn McPhillips, to lead its next phase of growth. Ms McPhillips’ appointment as CEO, beginning late November, will enable managing director and co-founder Dr Rod Claycomb to focus on R&D growth opportunities to further Quantec’s expansion in its key overseas markets, including China and Latin America. Established in 2009, Quantec specialises in extracting high-value bioactives from natural ingredients which are dev...

October 30, 2018

New general manager announced for Quantec China

Hamilton-based dairy biotechnology company Quantec has announced the appointment of Kirin Tsuei as general manager to oversee the development of its company in China. Mr Tsuei will oversee sales and distribution in China through Quantec’s newly-established Wholly Foreign-owned Enterprise (WFOE). A WFOE is a company established in China but wholly-owned by one or more foreign investors. Mr Tsuei has a wealth of experience in medical nutrition as a sales representative for Mead Johnson and Nova...

May 18, 2018

Quantec wins supreme award at Natural Health Products NZ annual awards

Hamilton dairy biotech company, Quantec, won the Supreme Award at last week’s Natural Health Products NZ annual awards in Nelson.  The event recognised the successes of New Zealand companies developing, manufacturing and exporting natural products, functional foods, complementary medicines, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals industries. The Supreme Award acknowledged Quantec as the best overall entrant across the four awards categories open at this year’s event. Quantec CEO, Dr Rod Cla...

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