Balchem Corporation (New Hampton, NY), a global specialty ingredients company focused on Nutrition and Health, has announced the acquisition of Cardinal Associates Inc., operating as Bergstrom Nutrition, a science-based manufacturer of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), based in Vancouver, WA.
MSM is a widely used nutritional ingredient with strong scientific evidence supporting its benefits for joint health, sports nutrition, skin and beauty, healthy aging, and pet health, Balchem stated. Bergstrom Nutrition’s MSM brand OptiMSM delivers the highest quality and purity MSM on the market and is the only brand of MSM with a U.S. GRAS (generally regarded as safe) designation.
“We are excited to welcome Bergstrom Nutrition to Balchem. As the MSM market leader, Bergstrom Nutrition has excelled in advancing the science and presence of MSM globally,” said Ted Harris, chairman, CEO and president of Balchem. “The addition of OptiMSM to our portfolio provides a synergistic scientific advantage in Balchem’s key strategic therapeutic focus areas such as longevity and performance and is a strong fit with Balchem’s specialty, science-backed mineral products. We look forward to expanding marketplace opportunities together.”
“We are very pleased to join such a high-quality, scientifically driven organization as Balchem. OptiMSM aligns well with Balchem’s already robust portfolio and complements their strategic health benefit platforms,” added Adrian Polliack, president and CEO of Bergstrom Nutrition. “Joining Balchem allows for accelerated growth and market reach and we look forward to working together with the Balchem team.”
Following the acquisition, Bergstrom Nutrition will be included in Balchem’s Human Nutrition and Health business segment and integrated into the Minerals & Nutrients business unit.
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