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GMP-Compliant Sterilization Method to be Focus of BI Nutraceuticals SupplySide West Education Session

Protexx HP(R), the natural products industry's only species-specific, organic sterilization method, will be the focus of BI Nutraceuticals' VendorWorks session at next month's SupplySide West, the company confirmed today. Rupa Das, BI's Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance will present, "Protexx HP: The Solution to GMP Compliance," on Thursday, October 23 at 9 a.m. in room Galileo 905 of the Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Das will discuss how the GMP-compliant Protexx HP system uses super- heated dry steam to reduce microbiological load, which yields results comparable to treating ingredients with ethylene oxide or irradiation, but without the potential regulatory issues. She will also review BI's long history of proactive research and testing to ensure Protexx HP not only meets, but also exceeds, the new 2008 dietary supplement GMP regulations.

Rupa Das is the Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance at BI Nutraceuticals. Das has more than 16 years of quality and regulatory compliance management experience in the dietary supplement and personal care product industries. She is a certified GMP auditor and is involved at different levels with leading industry organizations such as AHPA and AOAC. Prior to her work in the industry, she was a chemistry lecturer at several California State Universities.

About BI Nutraceuticals:
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food and beverage ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company's Protexx HP process is currently the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing.
All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company's
Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD(R), which creates high- density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit .

About SupplySide West:
SupplySide West trade show ( is dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers in the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for an executive-level exchange of ideas, goods and services not available through any other business-to- business event. SupplySide West offers three days of informative seminars and exhibitions tailored to the specific needs of supply chain executives. For more information on this presentation, contact Courtney Morton at or visit the BI Nutraceuticals booth #15045 at SupplySide West.

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