OPC

English translation: Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)

02:46 Aug 14, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
French term or phrase: OPC
Dans la phrase suivante : la démarche d'une PME pour tenter de démontrer une fonction santé pour ses OPC".

This sentence appears in a press file / press release on a health food conference under a heading "Améliorer la vie par l'alimnetation".

The only result I have for OPC is "organisme de placement collectif". Any ideas?

Nikki
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
English translation:Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)
Explanation:
.[unlikely though it seems, this may be the right answer. In this context, ["organisme de placement collectif" ("collective investment group") is highly unlikely.]

According to the following web site, "Through many years of research and after careful review of the information available on OPCs, Kingdom Accociates [sic] is proud to represent and be the exclusive distributor of OPC, the most powerful antioxidant combination of OPCs and other bioflavonoids available today. People who are familiar with antioxidants realize that OPCs are a member of the bioflavonoid family of compounds. They are extracted from plant sources such as grapes, cranberries, bilberries, and the bark of pine trees. This new class of bioflavonoid compounds is called Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, or just OPCs for short. Kingdom Accociates' [sic] new super-antioxidant product uses the three most active sources of OPC's available: grape seed extract, pine bark extract, and red wine extract. OPC is water-soluble, highly bioavailable, and perfectly safe to use..." [sounds like a scam, but what the hey...]
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:53
Grading comment
Given the grading criteria, this one had to win for the detailed explanation. All credit never the less to the first answer, whose web ref indicated exaclty the same information - the difference being whether or not the trouble had been taken to quote an extraxt?!

Thanks to all.

As for the second answer, the PMEs here are companies from the food industry. Sorry if I had not been suficiently clear.
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Summary of answers provided
naOligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)
Heathcliff
naOxydant PhotoChimique
Peter Cruiming MCIL (X)
naOPC
geo1mar2


  

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2 hrs
OPC


Explanation:
Oligomeric proanthocyanidins


    Reference: http://www.alwaysbuying.com/vitamin.htm
geo1mar2
Local time: 17:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 22

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Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne

Peter Cruiming MCIL (X)
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2 hrs
Oxydant PhotoChimique


Explanation:
Photochemical oxidant/Photooxidant (used in the abatement of atmospheric pollution).
However, asker does not say what business her particular PME's in, so...


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
    Various scientific papers
Peter Cruiming MCIL (X)
France
Local time: 23:53
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish

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Heathcliff

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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3 hrs
Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)


Explanation:
.[unlikely though it seems, this may be the right answer. In this context, ["organisme de placement collectif" ("collective investment group") is highly unlikely.]

According to the following web site, "Through many years of research and after careful review of the information available on OPCs, Kingdom Accociates [sic] is proud to represent and be the exclusive distributor of OPC, the most powerful antioxidant combination of OPCs and other bioflavonoids available today. People who are familiar with antioxidants realize that OPCs are a member of the bioflavonoid family of compounds. They are extracted from plant sources such as grapes, cranberries, bilberries, and the bark of pine trees. This new class of bioflavonoid compounds is called Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, or just OPCs for short. Kingdom Accociates' [sic] new super-antioxidant product uses the three most active sources of OPC's available: grape seed extract, pine bark extract, and red wine extract. OPC is water-soluble, highly bioavailable, and perfectly safe to use..." [sounds like a scam, but what the hey...]



    Reference: http://www.galaxymall.com/commerce/health/opc.html
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Given the grading criteria, this one had to win for the detailed explanation. All credit never the less to the first answer, whose web ref indicated exaclty the same information - the difference being whether or not the trouble had been taken to quote an extraxt?!

Thanks to all.

As for the second answer, the PMEs here are companies from the food industry. Sorry if I had not been suficiently clear.
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