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Ganeden Biotech Granted 100th Probiotic Patent


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cleveland, OH -- Ganeden Biotech, Inc., maker of the patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30®, recently announced the granting of the company's 100th patent, which expands the use and scope of the GanedenBC30® probiotic to help prevent lactic-acid bacteria and to better improve digestive and immune health.

The 100th patent comes in the wake of Ganeden's latest collaboration with Organic Milling marking a milestone for the company as it continues to develop new product partnerships with some of the world's most innovative food and product manufacturers.

From Bigelow® Tea and Red Mango to Guernsey Farms Dairy and Agostoni Chocolate, Ganeden's range of products and partnerships is a testament to the versatility and durability of their probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 branded as GanedenBC30®, which has the unique ability to survive the harsh manufacturing process and still be activated in the body. This is attributed to the naturally occurring layer of organic material that protects the genetic core of the bacteria throughout the manufacturing and digestion process.

"The 100th patent approval is a true accomplishment for us, as it reflects the extent of our innovation and collaboration since the GanedenBC30® probiotic was first developed and patented just a little over a decade ago," said Sean Farmer, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Ganeden Biotech. Farmer is credited with discovering the GanedenBC30® probiotic and has written each subsequent patent since helping co-found the company in 1997. "We owe our success to our unrivaled dedication to creativity and perseverance, inherent within each of our partnerships, which have enabled us to provide proven health benefits to millions of consumers via a variety of functional health products."

About Ganeden Biotech

Founded in 1997, 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® and Sustenex® 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 ganedenlabs.com and for probiotic supplement information visit digestiveadvantage.com or sustenex.com.



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