EAGAN, MN − January 31, 2013 − Biothera announced today that Joy Dubost, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, has joined its board of scientific advisors. In this role Dr. Dubost will help guide the company in its outreach initiatives to dietitians and food and beverage manufacturers for Wellmune WGP®, Biothera’s clinically proven immune health ingredient.
Dr. Dubost is president of Dubost Food and Nutrition Solutions LLC and an expert source of evidence-based information within the food, beverage and nutrition communities. She has been a media spokesperson for a number of professional organizations and serves on the Nutrition Division leadership team for the Institute of Food Technologists. She is also a recognized speaker at industry events, a sought-after expert among professional and consumer media and has published a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers. Dr. Dubost has worked in the areas of clinical nutrition, nutrition communications, public policy, recipe and product development, and nutrition education.
Dr. Dubost earned a Ph.D. in Food Science from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Food Science from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Nutrition from Hood College.
“Joy’s commitment to the science of nutrition and her demonstrated leadership will make her a strong asset to the Wellmune brand,” said Richard Mueller, chief executive officer, Biothera. “We look forward to working with her to build greater awareness of Wellmune and its ability to support immune health, which has a direct link to overall health and well being.”
“I’m looking forward to engaging the professional community in a conversation about immune health, and the latest scientific understanding and insights that should inform our decisions about dietary recommendations,” said Dr. Dubost. “For example, there’s a strong case for daily immune support in our diet year-round, not only during cold and flu season.”
About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven to prime key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient has regulatory approval around the world, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel foods approval in Europe and China. Wellmune is available in more than 100 products in more than 50 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. In addition to receiving an IFT Innovation Award, Wellmune has received a SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award and a Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune health.
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