ProTarget Earns F&S Probiotic Award

January 26, 2011

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ProTarget Earns F&S Probiotic Award

HUNDESTED, DenmarkProTarget received Frost & Sullivans 2010 Global Probiotics, Technology Differentiation Award for its novel enteric coating technology, patented by the Danish company Bifodan A/S, and specifically designed for use with probiotics.

We are truly honored by Frost & Sullivans recognition of ProTarget," said Bifodans business development manager, Niels Peter Bak. The award validates the significant efforts that our research team has put into the development of what we believe is the only enteric coating specifically designed for use with probiotics and with its effectiveness demonstrated through accepted pharmaceutical standards."

Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst, Dr. Kaushik, added, Despite the well documented effects of probiotics in maintaining health, some challenges may limit their popular use. One of the most important challenges is their often poor stability as they pass through the harsh acidic environment in the stomach. Consequently only a small fraction of the viable probiotics may reach the intestines, proliferate and provide beneficial benefits. This may compromise product efficacy and may require a higher dose of probiotics. By developing and documenting an enteric coating system that helps to protect the viability of probiotics within the stomachs acidic environment and secures delivery of a high number of probiotics to the intestines, Bifodan has provided an opportunity for manufactures to control costs and enabled increasing popularity of probiotic supplementation among humans."

ProTarget is based on ingredients approved for food supplement use in the EU and other countries. We have clients in Europe that market probiotic capsules with ProTarget and we are confident that the Frost & Sullivan award will help pave the way for further market introductions," Bak concluded.

Since 1992, Bifodan has specialized in the development and GMP manufacture of customized and innovative probiotic formulations targeting gastrointestinal (GI) health and womens intimate health.

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