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Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.

102 Melville Street

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Canada S7J 0R1

Phone: (306) 975-1166

Fax: (306) 242-3829

Jerome Konecsni


Introduction to Bioriginal

our vision
Our Vision

“To be a world leader supplier of integrated EFA based innovative solutions to the nutritional supplement industry”


Our Corporate Profile

  • Offices in Canada, the Netherlands and China
  • Saskatchewan processing facility
  • Joint venture processing facility in China
  • Compounded annual growth of 38%
  • Staff has grown from 3 to 100+ in ten years
  • More than 300 growers under contract
  • 11 PhDs on staff
joint venture partners
Joint Venture Partners
  • Investment Saskatchewan Incorporated (ISI)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • ManVest
  • Crown Capital Partners
  • Organico
  • Bioriginal Employees and their families

World’s Leading Supplier of Essential Fatty Acids

Bioriginal is a vertically integrated company, incorporating research, contract growing, processing and distribution. With strict quality controls at every stage, Bioriginal meets it commitment to deliver clean, pure products.

Based on our market research, Bioriginal is the leading supplier of Essential Fatty Acid-containing products in North America

Our Products

Essential Fatty AcidsAvailable as bulk oils or softgels

  • Borage Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Flax Oil
  • Fish Oil
  • Black Currant Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Perilla Oil

Modified Fatty Acids

Available as bulk oils or softgels

  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
  • Concentrated EFAs (marine & plant)


  • Flax:
    • BakOmega™ Flax Flour
    • Milled/Micronized Seeds
    • Lignan Capsules
    • LignaMax®
  • Bottled Organic Oils

Nutraceutical Powders

  • Essential Fatty Acids

Custom Formulations

  • Probioflax™ (a proprietary blend of LignaMax® and select probiotic strains)
  • EFA Blends (with various antioxidants)
  • Condition-Specific Products
  • Customer-Specified Formulations
  • Private Label packaged goods


  • Bioriginal's core product line is nutritional oils high in essential fatty acids.
  • These oils are processed from a variety of sources, including borage, evening primrose, black currant, flax, pumpkin, perilla and fish.
  • Our products are sold in:
  • soft-gel capsules
  • bottles
  • bulk oils
  • We can also formulate or custom-package to meet the specific needs of our customers.
  • In 2002, Bioriginal developed LignaMax®:
    • an innovative new flax product
    • first functionally viable “flax flour”
    • proprietary manufacturing process
    • improved functionality, stability, taste and nutrient profile
    • ideal for functional food applications
our markets
Our Markets
  • Our core market is the North American & European Health and Nutrition Market.
  • Our products are in every health food store in North America, and in every pharmacy in Canada.
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Our Markets

3. We also sell to the North American pet/vet, Direct Order, medical/professional, OTC, functional food and cosmetic markets.

4. We sell to six continents in all, with significant sales to Europe, Japan, and South America.

our strategic alliances
Our Strategic Alliances
  • Agriculture Canada (Canada)
  • National Research Council (Canada)
  • Croda (England)
  • Bolier (Netherlands)
  • Arkopharma (US)
  • Confidential agreements
our quality assurance
Our Quality Assurance

Bioriginal has set industry standards. For example, we were the first Essential Fatty Acid company to:

  • guarantee that its products meet Codex Alimentarus standards for oil quality and safety
  • issue Certificates of Analysis for all products
  • test all products for pesticide and herbicide residues and heavy metals
  • DNA test our organic flax to ensure it is non-GMO
  • And, we were the first Essential Fatty Acid company in Canada to establish pharmaceutical level GMP standards for its products and be certified as such by a government agency
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Our Quality Assurance

In addition:

  • Bioriginal’s organic products are certified by Quality Assurance International and we can provide traceability right back to the farm gate
  • We assisted the Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate to develop monographs for flax and borage
  • And we are presently registering our products with the Canadian Natural Health Products Directorate to help maintain Canada’s new regulations on quality health products
  • Bioriginal was one of the first Canadian companies to successfully register with the FDA in compliance with the US Bioterrorism Act

Recognition for Our Work

  • 2003 ABEX Business of the Year Award
  • 2003 ABEX Award: Export
  • 2003 NRC Canadian Innovation Leader Award
  • 2002 ABEX New Saskatchewan Product Award
  • 1998 Canadian National Entrepreneur of the Year Citation: Innovative Product Development
  • 1998 Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Prairie Region, Agriculture & Food
  • 1996 Saskatchewan SABEX Award for Business Excellence: Export
  • 1994 Saskatchewan ABEX Award for Business Excellence: New Venture
strengths challenges
Strengths & Challenges
  • Our strength is the distribution and sales systems we have established for essential fatty acids backed by strong scientific support
  • Leader in research related to biosynthesis of EFAs
  • A component of this success is the management of a high quality supply chain
  • Customized services, including product development and formulation for our customers
  • Continue to find new ways to expand usage of EFAs, address organoleptic/stability issues
  • Use strategic partnerships to acquire proprietary technologies that maintain product value and provide proven efficacy benefits to consumers
the value chain
The Value Chain
  • Producers
  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Branded Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
areas of clinical focus
Areas of Clinical Focus
  • Inflammation
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Maternal Health
  • Brain Development
  • Vision
capturing value
Capturing Value
  • Seek proprietary and protected IP positions at all levels in the value chain
  • Enhance existing sources of EFAs and develop new sources
  • Acquire new delivery systems that expand the use of EFAs
  • Develop synergistic formulations that enhance the health benefits of EFAs
  • Develop & protect new clinically proven applications for EFAs
  • Add value to co-products
  • Forward integrate up the value chain
leverage through alliances
Leverage Through Alliances
  • Bioriginal seeks partnerships to leverage its resources and strengths
  • Partnerships at all levels of the value chain – R&D, production, processing, formulation and distribution
  • Partnerships are public and private sector based and take many forms: contractual, JV, R&D collaborations, strategic alliances, distribution & supply agreements
  • Support of clinical research – contributions to over 30 clinical studies