Ganeden Biotech, Glanbia Announce Partnership

Ganeden Biotech, Inc., maker of the patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30(R), has announced a new partnership with Glanbia Nutritionals. Glanbia Nutritionals produces 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 that boosts immunity and contributes 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, 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."

The probiotic immunity blended stick packs will be available to sample at this year's IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo, which runs from July 17 - 20, 2010 in Chicago at Ganeden Biotech's booth (3361).

About Ganeden Biotech

Founded in 1996, Ganeden Biotech, Inc. is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the largest seller of over-the-counter probiotics in the U.S. through its Digestive Advantage(R) and Sustenex(TM) brands. It also licenses its patented probiotic bacteria, GanedenBC30, for use in commercial food and beverage applications, nutraceuticals and in animal health industries. GanedenBC30 is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by an independent panel of experts assembled to assess its safety in use as a food ingredient. For more information about licensing opportunities visit and for probiotic supplement information visit or

About Glanbia Nutritionals (NA), Inc.

Glanbia Nutritionals is a division of Glanbia plc, an international cheese and nutritional ingredients group headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Group has 4,300 employees worldwide with operations in Ireland, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada and China, as well as strategic international joint ventures in the UK, USA and Nigeria. Glanbia is listed on both the Dublin and London Stock Exchange.

Glanbia is the largest dairy processor in Ireland and a global supplier of nutritional ingredients, functional ingredients, and customized premix solutions. Glanbia Nutritionals is on the forefront in the exploration of science and the dynamics that drive the growing nutrition industry. For more information visit or contact Thomas Monroe, Marketing Manager, Glanbia Nutritionals, 760.438.0089, [email protected]

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