PROBIOTICS RESOURCE CENTER

The Probiotics Resource Center, organized in association with the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and sponsored by Nutrasource, offers SupplySide West attendees a high-profile location to learn about key issues in the probiotics market.

In this area of the exhibition, attendees can access a wide range of content, including theater presentations and product showcases, and have the opportunity to sample a selection of ingredients and products from category leaders. Participating companies include: Amin Talati Upadhye, Bifodan, Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics, DuPont, Eurofins, Lallemand Health Solutions, MeriCal, NSF International, Pharmachem/Probiotical, Prenexus Health, RNI Consulting, Trust Transparency Consulting, UAS Labs and Winclove Probiotics.


Probiotics Resource Center Theater: Schedule and Agenda

Wednesday, Sept. 27

10:30am

A New Era of Probiotic Identification: Which Technology Do I Choose?

Technologies for characterizing probiotics are evolving and the buzz of “next gen” probiotics permeates the marketplace. Hear about the various genetic and classical methods that can be deployed for product testing, as well as considerations of choosing the best technology for quality and safety testing of finished probiotic products.

Speakers:

Greg Siragusa
Senior Principal Scientist
Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories

Meghan Styke
Business Development Manager
Eurofins BioDiagnostics Microbiology Laboratories

11:20am

Probiotics: The New Frontier in Sports Performance

Probiotics are increasingly being shown in clinical research to have benefits in sports nutrition, including improved performance, reduced exercise-induced inflammation and increased range-of-motion. Hear more about how to match consumer needs to the right strain, and how to increase performance, shelf-life and gastric survival of probiotics with microencapsulation.

Speaker:

Ralf Jager, FISSN, CISSN, MBA
Co-Founder and Partner
Increnovo LLC

12:10pm

Probiotic Benefits: From the Inside Out

Probiotics, long used to promote gut health, have shown impressive data for a variety of areas outside the gut, including heart health, vitamin D status, upper respiratory and skin benefits and more. Learn more about the clinical substantiation in these areas, and potential in emerging areas such as weight management and the gut/brain axis, as well as marketing and product survey results.

Speaker:

Gregory Leyer, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
UAS Labs

1pm

Disruptive Innovation: Identifying Next-Gen Probiotic Strains and Prebiotic Mechanisms

Disruptive technologies in the pre- and probiotic space will be those unique ingredients that can deliver the digestive health benefits that consumers have come to expect, but offer an edge over traditional ingredients in terms of delivery applications and dosage size … all with clinical support to substantiate the claims. Learn more about the benefits of Bacillus subtilis DE111® and PreforPro®.

Speaker:

John Deaton, Ph.D.
Vice President of Science and Technology
Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics

1:50pm

Probiotics for Oral Health

The effect of probiotics on a variety of oral health issues is being studied in a number of settings with promising results. New research found orally administered probiotics reduced signs of gingivitis, indicating big potential for a new market.

Speaker:

Kim B. Barken, Ph.D.
Head of Technical Product Support
Bifodan Inc.

2:40pm

Probiotics for Hearty Kids & Teens

Children and teens face specific challenges where probiotics can play a role. Discover some key U.S. data describing those challenges, from diet imbalance and gut health to immune health and more, as well as a selection of LHS targeted probiotic formulas and strains for Hearty Kids & Teens.

Speaker:

Isabelle Champie
Sales & Marketing Director
Lallemand Health Solutions

3:30pm

Probiotic Evaluation Using Flow Cytometry

Probiotics are typically enumerated using a culture-based colony formation unit (CFU) assay, but there are many challenges with this process. Instead, flow cytometry is a laser-based method able to measure multiple parameters on individual cells in minutes. Learn about enumeration by flow cytometry and future flow cytometry applications.

Speakers:

Dana Buckman
CEO, Flow Paradigm
FloCyte and Bioform Solutions

Marco Pane
Product Development Specialist
Probiotical Healthcare

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

10:30am

Prebiotics: Prenexus Health Presents Current Trends and Research

Discover the role of prebiotics for health, including differences among prebiotics, and their impact on the microbiome, with a focus on the specific role of select prebiotics for health, based on current research and clinical trials, including the applications of prebiotics.

Speaker:

Isabelle Champie
Sales & Marketing Director
Lallemand Health Solutions

11:20am

Marketing Probiotics to the Mass Market

As consumers increasingly seek out probiotics, there is great potential for these products in the mass market. Hear about the future of probiotics and clinically studied ingredients that can play a role.

Speaker:

Jeremy Bartos, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Development
MeriCal

Jeffrey Stallings
President
MeriCal

12:10pm

Prebiotics: Out of the Shadows

The prebiotics category has enjoyed relatively consistent growth while staying in the shadow of probiotics. This success has materialized despite the category being largely undefined and without a voice of its own. How can we shine a light on prebiotics to establish its place and voice as an independent vibrant category?

Speaker:

Len Monheit
Co-Managing Partner
Trust Transparency Consulting

1pm

Adding Value to Your Product Portfolio: Strategies for IP Procurement, Enforcement & Clearance

Having a grasp on your company’s strategy for protecting and asserting its intellectual property (IP), or defending against a claim of patent infringement by a competitor, is crucial to having a successful product portfolio. Get an overview of IP procurement, enforcement strategies and clearance.

Speaker:

Erin Conway
Partner
Amin Talati Upadhye LLP

1:50pm

DuPont™ Probiotics Proves Effect on Immune Function in Healthy Elderly Subjects

Elderly people represent the fastest growing population globally. Targeted dietary interventions that restore microbiota composition could potentially help maintain overall health and improve the quality of life of the elderly. A new study found daily consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis HN019 enhances cellular immune activity in healthy elderly subjects.

Speaker:

Johanna Maukonen, Ph.D.
Global Health & Nutrition Science Leader
DuPont

2:40pm

Evaluation of Dietary Supplements Containing Probiotics under NSF/ANSI 173

Get an introduction to NSF/ANSI 173 – dietary supplements, as well as a look at NSF’s evaluation process, including labeling requirements and regulatory compliance in the United States, as it pertains to dietary supplements containing probiotics. Also, hear about observed trends in the labeling and regulatory compliance of probiotics.

Speaker:

Julie Ann Brickel, MPH
Research Toxicologist – Risk Assessment
NSF International


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