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Health Canada clears Vivimind

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Ovos Natural Health receives a Natural Health Product Number for its homotaurine amino acid supplement, allowing the Laval, Quebec, firm to sell Vivimind at retail in Canada. The issuance from Health Canada, announced Sept. 30, allows Ovos "to move forward with our search for a partner to commercialize Vivimind on a larger scale in Canada," where it previously was available only online, said Roberto Bellini, CEO of parent company Bellus Health. Ovos said it hoped to introduce the cognitive health product in the U.S. in 2010, but still has not received a reply from FDA on its citizen petition asking for permission to market homotaurine, a former investigational new drug candidate, as a new dietary ingredient (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 2, 2010)

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