Technology fuels omega-3 growth

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The report​ noted that rising penetration of omega-3 in the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) market, increasing awareness of chronic diseases, expanding the application scope of omega 3, and regulations favoring the usage of omega-3 in infant formulations are a few examples that are supporting this market growth.Technological progressAdvances in technology are contributing to market growth in a big way. According to Fortune Business Insights’ report, “One of the major factors supporting the omega-3 fatty acids market growth is ongoing technological advancements that improve the delivery and absorption of these substances in the body. The development of lipid-based supplements remains a challenging endeavor due to its unpredictable absorption rate and bioavailability. Various studies suggest that several factors can limit the uptake of this type of fatty acid in the body.”​Leaders invest in research “The key players in the market are investing huge capitals in research and development in the integration of technology that will improve the bioavailability of omega-3 in the body,”​ noted the report. “For instance, in October 2019, Pharmako Biotechnologies launched a new Aquacelle self-emulsifying drug delivery system that boosts oral omega-3 absorption by six-fold as compared to the standard fish oil.”​Indeed, Eric Meppem, Commercial Director and Co-founder, …

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