Biothera's Wellmune WGP® approved for food use in China

Biothera's Wellmune WGP® approved for food use in China

Biothera announced that the Ministry of Health in China has authorized the use of the company¹s Wellmune WGP® as a novel food ingredient. The new designation allows immediate use of Wellmune WGP in foods and beverages throughout China.

Biothera, the world leader in immune-enhancing ingredients derived from a complex carbohydrate called beta 1,3/1,6 gluco polysaccharide, announced that the Ministry of Health in China has authorized the use of the company¹s Wellmune WGP® as a novel food ingredient.  The new designation allows immediate use of Wellmune WGP in foods and beverages throughout China.

Wellmune WGP is derived from the cell walls of a proprietary strain of baker¹s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).  This unique ingredient is clinically proven to safely prime the immune system to keep your body healthy. Numerous studies published in peer-reviewed medical and science journals demonstrate how Wellmune WGP mobilizes billions of innate immune cells that are part of the body¹s natural defenses without over stimulating the immune system.

³We are pleased to have an opportunity to offer our immune health technology to the people of China,² said Richard Mueller, chief executive officer of Biothera.  ³There are numerous applications in foods and beverages through which Wellmune can support the immune health and overall well-being.²

Wellmune WGP is an ingredient in food, beverage and supplement products in more than 30 countries.  The ingredient has broad regulatory approval,including GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This unique ingredient¹s patented, year-round protection is the culmination of more than $250 million in research with leading university and government institutions.

In 2008, Sino Biothera HK Ltd. based in Hong Kong and Beijing was established to distribute Wellmune WGP and the company¹s other products in China. This organization will provide sales, marketing and technical support for Biothera in China for Wellmune WGP. Additional details and contact information for Sino Biothera HK Ltd. may be obtained at www.wellmune.com/distribution.html.

Wellmune WGP is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Theingredient is recipient of an IFT Innovation Award and a Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune health.  More information is available at www.wellmune.com.

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