September 2014: The Neurophenols team will presenting at the BENEFIQ, an international forum on health ingredients, which will be held on September 24-25th 2014 in Québec City.

Juin 2014: Alexandre Dal-Pan, Post-doc researcher at INAF, has participated at ISANH Congress at Lisbonne, the june 5th 2014.

December 2013: Nutrineuro laboratory has participated at the last meeting of the Institute of Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ), the december 10th 2013, in Bordeaux.

October 2013: Julien Bensalem, ACTIV’INSIDE PhD student linked to NUTRINEURO laboratory, won a Young Investigator Award at the " 6th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health" (ICPH6), in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the october 19th 2013.

May 2013: The Neurophenols Project was awarded for the Prix Agrimip des Lycéens 2013. This award is given to honor collaborative projects between scientific, technological, industrial and organizational large groups and academic research, in France (Aquitaine, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire) and Canada (Québec).

Industrial partners


ACTIV’INSIDE (Libourne, FR) :

Activ'Inside is specialized in botanical innovations for health, nutrition and well-being. This company develops and markets plant extracts and functional concepts with health benefits. These ingredients are intended to be used in the formulation of dietary supplements. Activ'Inside also offers valuable assistance in formulation by taking into account the regulatory, technological and marketing constraints of its customers. The company has a patented process to obtain natural plant extracts with generic health claims (in accordance with the European Authority for Food Safety (EFSA)). Activ'Inside is the Neurophenols project leader on the French side. To learn more about Activ'Inside, click here.

 NUTRA CANADA (Champlain, CA) :

Nutra Canada is the first and only Canadian company specializing in the manufacturing of plant extracts from residual biomass of fruits and vegetables. It mainly processes cranberry, blueberry, strawberry as well as broccoli, spinach, and onion. Nutra Canada has implemented a unique extraction process in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (CNRC), which allows the recovery of solvents and the use of biogas as a main source of energy. This transformation process meets the requirements of the good manufacturing practices (GMP) for natural health products as well as the requirements for certified 'organic' products. Nutra Canada is the leader of the Neurophenols project on the Canadian side. It works in partnership with Atrium Innovations, Fruit d’Or and several public partners (CNRC, City of Québec and Government of Québec). Nutra Canada also works closely on several projects with researchers from the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) from Laval University (Québec City, CA). To learn more about Nutra Canada, click here. 


Atrium Innovations Inc. ("Atrium") is a Canadian company working in the field of natural health products. Founded in 1999, Atrium has several business units across America and Europe. The company holds more than 15 brands and 7 manufacturing plants, allowing it to market a broad portfolio of products through its highly specialized sales network. It has more than 1,100 employees worldwide. As the name siggests, Atrium’s main mission is to promote health through innovation. In an environment where the population is aging and where health becomes a crucial issue, Atrium aims to develop and commercialize scientifically proven innovative products. The company is always looking to develop new technologies, new ingredients and new formulas to provide the population with safe and effective products. Atrium is associated with several research centers, universities, and other contributors to the scientific community. To learn more about Atrium Innovations, click here.

SPF-DIANA (Elven, FR) :

DIANA Ingredients is an international leader group specialized in  natural ingredients. SPF is the subsidiary of DIANA Ingredients group dedicated to pet food palatability and is the world leader in this market. In order to keep giving more appropriate solutions to its pet food partners, SPF has developed an active ingredient called Vit2Be. Vit2Be supports pet food manufacturers in the development and differentiation of their physiological and therapeutic ranges. In this philosophy, nutraceutical ingredients for well-being and pets vitality (dogs and cats) are proposed. To learn more about SPF-Diana, click here.

FRUIT D’OR (Villeroy, CA) :

Fruit d'Or is a Canadian leader in regard to the production and processing of high quality products made from cranberries and blueberries. The company offers a wide range of products adapted to the needs of all stakeholders in the food industry. Whether fresh or frozen cranberries, juices, concentrates or dried cranberries, Fruit d'Or has something for everyone. Fruit Select (Québec City, CA) is a division of Fruit d’Or. To learn more about Fruit d'Or, click here.