NattoPharma Announces Exciting New Product Launch in Brazil

MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 selected by Biolab Farmacêutica, one of Brazil’s largest pharmaceutical cos.

OSLO, NORWAY and METUCHEN, NJ (6 June 2017) – NattoPharma welcomed the opportunity to support the launch of a new product featuring MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, Doiska MenaQ7, for an audience of more than 600 cardiologists in São Paulo, Brazil. “Dois” is “Two” in Portugese, and “ka” signifies “K”.

Biolab Farmacêutica is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil, and the No. 1 pharmaceutical company for cardiology prescriptions. More than 600 cardiologists attended the event hosted by Biolab, and NattoPharma, world leaders in Vitamin K2 research and development, had representatives on hand to explain the substantial body of science supporting MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7, specifically the cardiovascular benefits.

“It was our pleasure to participate in the Brazilian launch of Doiska MenaQ7, and a privilege to present our clinical substantiation to more than 600 engaged cardiologists in São Paulo,” says Dr. Hogne Vik, NattoPharma Chief Medical Officer, who presented alongside respected cardiologist Prof. Dr. Francisco Fonseca.

According to Flavio Zemella, Biolab Marketing Director, the symposium was very successful and physicians are excited about Doiska MenaQ7® arrival in the pharmacies, expected by beginning of August this year. “We are confident the partnership between NattoPharma and Biolab will be very fruitful as we foresee the product will benefit thousands of Brazilians across the country.”

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About NattoPharma and MenaQ7®

NattoPharma ASA, based in Norway, is the world’s leader in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the best documented, vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7) with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation, and

international patents granted and pending. The company has a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements. With a global presence, the company established its North American subsidiary, NattoPharma USA, Inc., in Metuchen, NJ, and NattoPharma R&D Ltd. in Cyprus. For more information, visit or

About Biolab Farmacêutica

Leader in the Brazilian market for medicines under medical prescription in the area of ​​Cardiology, Biolab has a relevant role in the areas of Gynecology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, among others. Its focus is innovative medicines, which make up more than 50% of the company’s portfolio, made up of more than 100 products. Biolab has more than 2,000 employees and visits 250,000 doctors monthly in Brazil. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Kate Quackenbush, Director of Communications

NattoPharma USA, Inc.

Phone: 609-643-0749



About Us

NattoPharma, the world leader in Vitamin K2 Research and Development, has invested millions of dollars in in-vitro, in-vivo, and clinical studies to document the effects of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7. This commitment has created the only patented and clinically validated K2 on the market. After establishing the first commercial Vitamin K2 with its flagship brand, MenaQ7®, NattoPharma has consistently answered and met market needs through the development of new production technologies:• In 2012, the company introduced MenaQ7® Crystals, which represented an important breakthrough in the new generation of Vitamin K2 products, producing the purest natural MK-7 available.• In 2014, NattoPharma introduced the only all-trans nature-identical synthesized Vitamin K2, MenaQ7® PURE. Not only did the company succeed in changing the market with MenaQ7® PURE – offering a high-quality, competitively priced ingredient – but its efforts were rewarded with the NutrAward for Best Functional Ingredient at Natural Products West/engredea 2015. Vitamin K2 is essential for the body to utilize calcium to build healthy, strong bones and to inhibit calcium deposits in the arteries. Published clinical studies have demonstrated the high bioavailability and proof of efficacy for Nattopharma’s all-trans MK-7 products in healthy and diseased populations, for bone and cardiovascular health. NattoPharma continues to build its competitive advantage through focuson IPR and has patents both granted and pending related to relevant healthbenefits and market segments, creating extra value for its customers. And NattoPharma staff consists of professionals people with longstanding experience in medical and biochemical research as well as pharmaceutical and food supplement development. By understanding and controlling the chemistry, NattoPharma provides the market all-trans MK-7 products, while our sales and marketing team has extensive knowledge of international market demands with which it supports our partners.


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