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Healthcare Opportunities for Food Ingredient Manufacturers

For food ingredient companies willing to enter the non-food market, there is over a billion dollars of market potential awaiting them. In addition to increasing the profitability of their traditional product lines, producers of ingredients can potentially expand their markets by moving their products or byproducts into the healthcare sector, where drug producers or manufacturers of some biomedical devices could incorporate them into their products.

Kalorama Information's Healthcare Opportunities for Food Ingredient Manufacturers details the sources of ancillary revenue that food manufacturer's can tap into, including the ingredients that are most sought after by healthcare companies, drivers of these ingredients, the total market potential, and the realistic market share new entrants could earn.

Among the ingredients with healthcare industry potential detailed in the report are the following:

  • Purified Glycomacropeptide
  • Commodity Whey Powder
  • Lactoferrin
  • Egg Shells
  • Peanut Skin-Based
  • Pectin (For Tissue Engineering)
  • Pectin (Food-Grade)
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Soy-Based Hydrogels
This report is a useful guide for companies lacking experience in healthcare markets to assess the industry and find potential partners who maybe useful in developing a strategy. For each ingredient, the report provides:
  • Key applications
  • Current market size
  • Forecasted market size
  • Realistic new entrant revenues
  • Possible partners with expertise in the ingredient area.
As part of Kalorama Information's trusted information-gathering process, exhaustive research of secondary literature was conducted. But true insights and revenue numbers originate from healthcare and food industry experts who were interviewed for this report.


  • Executive Summary
    • RE-EXAMINING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
    • LOOKING OUTSIDE FOODS FOR PROFITS
      • Beyond Functional Foods
    • SUBSTANTIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN HEALTHCARE-RELATED MARKETS
    • KEY OPPORTUNITIES
      • Glycomacropeptide
      • Lactoferrin
      • Peanut Skins
      • Pectin
    • MARKET POTENTIAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Potential World Tissue Engineering Market for Pectin 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
      • Table Potential US Antioxidant Market for Peanut Skins 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
    • METHODOLOGY
      • Table Revenue Opportunities for Food Ingredient Manufacturers, 2007
  • Ingredients With Healthcare Applications
    • OVERVIEW
    • WHEY PROTEIN
      • Purified Fractions Are Key
      • Glycomacropeptide
      • Lactoferrin
      • Dairy Protein Bioactives
        • Table Selected Bioactive Components on the Market
      • Serum Protein Concentrate
    • EGGSHELLS
      • Source of Calcium
    • PEANUT SKINS
      • Source of Antioxidants
    • PECTIN
      • Tissue Engineering Opportunities
    • XANTHAN GUM
      • High Quality Xanthan Gum
    • SOYBEAN OIL
      • Novel Hydrogels
        • Table Common Hydrogel Applications
    • HURDLES AND CHALLENGES
  • Market and Partner Opportunities
    • GLYCOMACROPEPTIDE
      • Enriching Infant Formula
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table US Purified GMP Market Potential 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table US Commodity Whey Powder Market Potential for GMP 2007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table US Purified GMP Market Potential 3% Market Share 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
      • Potential Partners
    • LACTOFERRIN
      • Beneficial Bioactivity
      • Chemopreventive Compound
      • Bioactive Peptides
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table World Lactoferrin Market 2007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table Lactoferrin Market Potential 3% Market Share 2007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
      • Potential Partners
    • SERUM PROTEIN CONCENTRATE
      • Membrane Filtration
      • Potential Market Calculations
      • Potential Partners
    • EGG SHELLS
      • Source of Calcium
      • Separation Technology
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table US Market for Egg Shells for Calcium 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table US Market Potential for Egg Shells for Calcium 2% Market Share 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
      • Potential Partners
    • PEANUT SKINS
      • Antioxidant Source
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table Potential US for Peanut Skin-Based Antioxidants 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table US Peanut Skin-Based Antioxidant Market Potential 1% Market Share 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
      • Potential Partners
    • PECTIN
      • Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Grafts
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table World Market for Pectin for Tissue Engineering 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market For Food-Grade Pectin 007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Pectin for Tissue Engineering 2% Market Share 2007-2011 Revenues (in billions)
      • Potential Partners
    • XANTHAN GUM
      • Viscosity Property
      • Biomedical Implants from Xanthan Gum
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table World Biomedical Device Market for Xanthan Gum 1,000 kilograms 2007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
      • Potential Partners
    • THERMOSENSITIVE HYDROGELS
      • Soybean-Based Gels
      • Skin Grafts and Tissue Regeneration
      • Potential Market Size
        • Table World Skin Graft Market for Soybean-Based Hydrogels10,000 Skin Grafts per Year 2007-2011 Revenues (in millions)
      • Potential Partners

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