On the Street: Ganeden and Glanbia Partnership

June 30/Cleveland/PRNewswire -- Ganeden Biotech Inc. announced a new partnership with Glanbia Nutritionals, a producer of custom micronutrient premixes for the food, beverage, human health and personal care industries. Ganeden's booth at the IFT tradeshow in Chicago will sample a stick pack containing an immune health micronutrient premix from Glanbia Nutritionals and GanedenBC30, a probiotic claiming to boost immunity and contribute to improved digestive health.

"We have been looking for the right company to help enhance our nutritional ingredients. Ganeden Biotech is a great fit because their probiotic product meets our strict stability requirements necessary for food and beverage applications," said Dr. Cyrus Mehr, director of innovation for Glanbia Nutritionals. "Collaborating with Ganeden and adding GanedenBC30 to our premix solutions further enables the body to better absorb the nutrients needed for optimal performance."

Probiotics are "good bacteria" that have been shown to improve digestive health and support immunity. Unlike many probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is unique in its ability to survive harsh manufacturing processes, Ganeden explains, and to be incorporated into a variety of products ranging from frozen yogurt to nutrient supplements. The survivability and viability of GanedenBC30 can be attributed to the spore-forming nature of the organism. GanedenBC30 has a natural occurring layer of organic material that protects the genetic core of the bacteria.

"Partnering with an industry leader such as Glanbia Nutritionals will enable us to broaden the applications of GanedenBC30 into more functional foods, beverages and engineered nutraceutical applications," said Andrew Lefkowitz, Ganeden Biotech president and CEO. "The experience, knowledge and high standard of quality that Glanbia Nutritionals brings to the market further supports our commitment to provide superior probiotic ingredients."

From the July 6, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition