Speakers Announced for the NPIcenter Exchange at Nutracon & SupplyExpo

The NPIcenter Exchange (Global Supply Marketplace, Booth 130) The NPIcenter Exchange will feature scheduled presentations outlining promising technologies or applications of relevance to today's industry. Each presentation will consist of an approximately 30 minute informal presentation, followed by a Q and A session. Come join us to see what's on the leading edge in platform and product concepts. Friday March 6 2009, Noon

Research Update: Capsimax Red Pepper Extract Heats Up Diet Category
OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd Speaker: Jayant Deshpande, Ph.D., Technical Vice President
Dr. Deshpande, technical vice president of OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd., has more than 25 years of research experience in the pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals industries, specifically in the areas of biocatalysis, polymer synthesis and drug delivery technologies, as well as analytical validation of ingredients. Dr. Deshpande has more than 15 patents to his credit, has developed time-release delivery systems for several dietary supplements, and has made substantial progress in furthering research on the bioavailability and effectiveness of various micronutrients in humans. Additionally, he has served as study director for the Association of Analytical Communities' (AOAC) International Collaborative Study for lycopene. He serves as a member of visiting faculty at Mumbai's University Institute of Chemical Technology and has been associated with various academic programs at Mumbai University's Department of Biochemistry, Bio-Analytical Chemistry
Friday March 6 2009, 2pm
Building the Bridge from Pharma to Food: A Systematic Discovery of Functional Ingredients Derived from Natural Sources
InterMed Discovery GmbH

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Henkel, PhD., CEO and Co-founder

Dr. Thomas Henkel is organic chemist by training and obtained his PhD with Prof. Zeeck at the University of Goettingen, Germany. In the early 90’s he worked with Prof. Vederas in Canada in the area of biochemistry and NMR analytic. In 1992 he joined Bayer as a medicinal chemist, and in 1998 he became director of the Natural Product chemistry department. In 2000 he was promoted to head of the Bayer life science centre, and received “procuration” in 2001. Between 2002 and 2006, he worked as vice president at Bayer HealthCare Pharma Research and Development and was heading the department of enabling technologies responsible for Target ID/validation, bioinformatics, protein biochemistry and natural product lead ID. Dr. Henkel co-founded early 2006 InterMed Discovery, where he serves as the managing director and is responsible for the scientific and strategic direction of the company. Dr. Henkel is author of more than 27 peer reviewed publications and co-inventor of several patents in the field of natural product and bio-chemistry.

Friday March 6 2009, 4pm
Seamless Enteric Encapsulation Specifically for Probiotics Morishita Jintan Co., Ltd

Speakers: Dr. Mark Pedersen, of Cornerstone Research and Development, Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Yuji Hashimoto and Mr. Yuji Sakuta of Morishita Jintan Co., Ltd of Osaka Japan. Tony Serra, Sales Representative for Mitsui & Co., (USA), Inc
Dr . Pedersen is a Naturopath and Biochemist. He has received academic degrees in Geology (BS) and Chemistry (BS) from Brigham Young University, and Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the Trinity University, Warsaw Indiana. For over 20 years Dr. Pedersen has worked as a formulator of dietary supplements. In 2003, Mark authored a book entitled, “Phytotonics”. Its subject is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory juice drinks and has been translated into three languages worldwide. Presently he serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of several of the largest U.S. dietary supplement companies.

Mr. Yuji Hashimoto and Mr. Yuji Sakuta of Jintan of Morishita Jintan Co., Ltd., of Osaka Japan are in charge of Probiotic Capsule Marketing and Development.

Tony Serra, Sales Representative for Mitsui & Co., USA, Inc., is in charge of U.S. sales and marketing of Jintan Probiotic’s located in San Diego, CA.

Saturday March 7 2009, Noon

LuraLean®: A New Innovation in Fiber for Weight Loss
AHD International Speaker: Dimitri Papadimitriou, Ph.D., Owner of Arevno Consultants Corporation

Dr. Papadimitriou is the owner of Arevno Consultants Corporation, which specializes in dietary supplement formulations and applying formulation technology to improve absorption of nutrients known for their poor efficacy. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee medical center in Memphis in the specialty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and has published research and review articles in both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical specialties. His present interests are in the areas of delivery systems development with enhanced efficacy and bioavailability and formulating dietary supplements that are clinically supported for their efficacy. Saturday March 7 2009, 2pm

Probiotic Applications for Oral Health
BLIS Technologies Ltd
Speakers: Dr. Jeremy Burton, Mr. Grant Washington-Smith

Responsible for clinical trials and assisting with global business development, Dr Jeremy Burton has considerable experience in probiotics, microbiology and in the conduct of safety studies and clinical trials. Dr Burton spent time earlier in his career working in Canada at the University of Western Ontario (Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics) and at the Nestle Research Centre for probiotic research in Switzerland.

With 18 years within the industry, Grant Washington-Smith has expertise in product marketing and brand management within the US and global markets. Grant has experience at a senior level within US and international companies in the health-care and natural products sector.
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