dicentra Web Seminar on Challenges and Solutions for Registering a Probiotic Product with the NHPD

dicentra Inc.™ will host a live web seminar on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time outlining the challenges and solutions to registering a probiotic product as a natural health product with the Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada. Registration for this web seminar and others is available at www.dicentra.ca/training/.

Jon-Paul Powers, Ph.D., a former assessment officer of the Natural health Products Directorate, has prepared and will deliver this course to discuss the current requirements for probiotic products. Topics covered include the evidence required for probiotic characterization and strain identification as well as a discussion of antibiotic resistance, resistance transfer and biochemical parameters that are of concern to the Natural Health Products Directorate. The unique requirements to support health claims for probiotics will also be discussed as well as what can be done to improve the likelihood that your probiotic product will be approved. The presentation will be followed by a 30 minute Question & Answer session, providing all attendees the opportunity to have their concerns addressed.

dicentra is a leading international scientific and regulatory consulting firm with specialized expertise in the areas of Natural Health Products & Dietary Supplements, Food & Nutrition, and Cosmetics.

For years, dicentra has been helping clients resolve complex scientific issues, develop safe and effective market-leading products, and facilitate timely regulatory global approvals. dicentra has advised hundreds of major, medium and small-sized companies, financial institutions, governments, associations, law firms and individual investors on the regulatory and scientific aspects of product creation and maintenance. The company has been directly involved in the successful development of hundreds of leading products in North America and throughout the world. Visit www.dicentra.ca/ to learn more.

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