24th April|News

OptiBiotix announces new deal with French manufacturer Laboratoire PYC to create meal replacement shake range with SlimBiome® technology

OptiBiotix Health PLC (‘OptiBiotix’), a life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, has announced a new contractual agreement with leading French nutricosmetics and food supplements company Laboratoire PYC Inc. (‘Laboratoire PYC’) to manufacture meal replacement shakes with its award-winning weight management ingredient, SlimBiome®.

Granting exclusive rights to Laboratoire PYC, a subsidiary of market-leading European food industry provider Solina Group, the agreement will enable the French manufacturer to create a range of meal replacement shakes to be sold under the consumer-facing brand, GoFigure®.

By utilising SlimBiome, the science-backed weight management technology from OptiBiotix, the shakes will contain a blend of non-digestible prebiotics and dietary fibres to help users feel fuller for longer. In addition, the innovative ingredient supports the metabolic breakdown of carbohydrates and fats to help maintain blood sugar levels, while stimulating the growth of healthy bacteria.

Dr. Frederic Narbel, Managing Director of the Prebiotics division at OptiBiotix, commented: “We are very excited to work with Laboratoire PYC to lower the cost of trade in case of a hard Brexit, while support our existing and future European distributors. The company’s large product portfolio and wealth of expertise makes them a fantastic choice for new developments, taking our science-backed weight management technology, SlimBiome, into new applications and the next level.

With more than 30 years of experience, Laboratoire PYC develops, manufactures and packages private label food supplements, nutricosmetics, high protein powders and sports nutrition products. In addition, the company offers a personalised packaging service at its Manziat site in France with a variety of packaging formats, including aluminum sachets, recyclable pots and cardboard stand-up pouches, to support both its customers and own-brand portfolio of product formulations.

To find out more about SlimBiome, please visit www.optibiotix.com