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INSIDER Announces Third Digital Summit, Focusing on ProbioticsINSIDER Announces Third Digital Summit, Focusing on Probiotics

December 23, 2013

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INSIDER Announces Third Digital Summit, Focusing on Probiotics

PHOENIXVIRGO an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, today announced the third event in the Natural Products INSIDER Digital Summit series.

Natural Products INSIDER's next Digital Summit takes a look at the growing market and opportunities for probiotics. The Digital Summit platform is a high-level education video-based event for the dietary supplement industry. The unique platform features three hours of immersive educational videos that provide both broad and deep information on the industrys most desired topics.

"As the market for probiotic products continues to grow around the world, it's important for brand owners to be aware of market trends, regulatory constraints and manufacturing concerns affecting these beneficial bacteria," said Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, Natural Products INSIDER. "We're pleased to bring our third Digital Summit, which offers two hours of critical probiotic information that will help ensure products are marketable, legal and efficacious."

Speakers include Ewa Hudson, research program manager at Euromonitor International; Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., professor of food microbiology in the food science and technology department at the University of Nebraska; and Spherix Consulting's president, Claire Kruger, Ph.D., and Dietrich Conze, Ph.D., senior science director.


Global Market Opportunities: Hudson will offer a global view on the major trends affecting the market, some of the new product launches that illustrate the trends, and how companies can position their own products or develop new products that will capture part of this growing market.

Probiotics and the GRAS vs. NDIN Question: This session with Kruger and Conze will explore the nature and quality of the scientific evidence used to document the safety of probiotics as well as the manner in which it is organized and presented for each regulatory path.

Persistence of Probiotics in the Gastrointestinal Tract and the Role of Synbiotics: Although many commercially available probiotic strains are capable of surviving gastrointestinal (GI) digestion, they are still rapidly eliminated after consumption has ended. The inability of probiotic bacteria to persist in the human intestinal tract has been attributed to colonization resistance, whereby the resident gut microbiota restricts access of exogenous organisms. Synbiotics may, however, provide a means for enhancing persistence of targeted probiotic strains. Hutkins will address these issues and provide suggestions for rational formulation of synbiotics.

Register today to join the event live on Jan. 15, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST. Summit agenda, speaker bios and registration can be found here. Sessions will be available on demand immediately following the live event. Live Q&A sessions with the speakers will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Jan. 15. The archived sessions and Q&A will be available to registered participants for 90 days following the live event. The summit is underwritten by Capsugel and Nutraceutix.

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