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EAGAN, MN – March 3, 2014 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune booster from Biothera, is a key ingredient in a reinvented immune health supplement from Twinlab, a leading North American supplement manufacturer and marketer. Twinlab Immunity Booster™ is launching during Natural Products Expo West March 7-9 in Anaheim and will be available nationally through health and natural foods stores and online through the Twinlab website.

Twinlab Immunity Booster Box

Wellmune is a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Nine human clinical studies consistently demonstrate the ability of Wellmune to safely boost key immune cells that help keep the body healthy. Research shows that high intensity exercise may temporarily weaken the immune system and over time may derail training programs and performance gains.

Wellmune is clinically tested to boost the immune system to help keep the body healthy. Published, peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that Wellmune mobilizes billions of innate immune cells that are part of the body’s natural defenses.

“We set out to develop a more robust, clinically relevant immune health supplement to meet growing consumer demand for immune support,” said Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, Director of Category Management, Twinlab Corp. “Wellmune is the ‘hero ingredient,’ given its deep portfolio of peer-reviewed, published human clinical research demonstrating efficacy for everyday immune support and upper respiratory health.”

“Twinlab Immunity Booster containing Wellmune is an exciting new option for consumers seeking an effective way to help stay well,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “Launch during the Spring season is timely. It’s a good reminder that immune support is an everyday need year round, and not just seasonal.”

Twinlab Immunity Booster is available in a 90-capsule bottle. Three capsules daily will deliver the clinically tested serving of 250 mg of Wellmune. The suggested retail price is $29.99.

Wellmune is currently in food, beverages and supplements in more than 60 countries around the world.

About Twinlab®
Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition products. Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has manufactured and marketed nutritional supplements in both the vitamin and sports nutrition categories. In addition to its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other well-known category leaders including the Metabolife® line of diet and energy products; Fuel® line of sports supplement products; Alvita® teas, established in 1922 as a single-herb tea line; Trigosamine® joint support products as well other health and wellness brands. Twinlab’s manufacturing facility in American Fork, Utah is an NSF GMP registered facility. Twinlab also runs a scientific and regulatory facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Visit www.twinlab.com for more information.

About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically shown 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. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Biothera Media Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
dwalsh@biothera.com
651-256-4606

Twinlab Media Contact:
Susan Fecko
Percepture
sfecko@percepture.com
303-449-8381

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SunRype FruitActiv™ Immuniboost™ bars with Wellmune.

SunRype FruitActiv™ Immuniboost™ bars with Wellmune WGP®.



EAGAN, MN – February 26, 2014 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune booster from Biothera, is now in a line of fruit and whole grain bars from a leading fruit snack manufacturer. The FruitActiv™ Immuniboost™ bars from British Columbia-based Sun-Rype Products Ltd., are available at grocery stores, supermarkets, mass merchandisers and club channel stores throughout Canada.

Wellmune is a natural beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Wellmune is clinically proven to safely boost the immune system to keep the body healthy. Eight published, peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that Wellmune mobilizes billions of innate immune cells that are part of the body’s natural defenses, without over stimulating the immune system.

“Sun-Rype’s R&D department is highly skilled at developing formulations that maximize taste while incorporating functional ingredients with meaningful benefits, such as clinically proven Wellmune WGP for immune support,” said Barb Broder, Group Marketing Manager-Food, Sun-Rype. “With the addition of our FruitActiv Immuniboost line containing Wellmune, boomers and other health-conscious consumers now have an easy way to give their immune system a boost with the goodness of a fruit and whole grain snack.”

“Bars are an ideal delivery vehicle for Wellmune’s everyday, year-round immune support,” said Richard G. Mueller, Biothera Chief Executive Officer. “The FruitActiv Immuniboost bars align with key consumer trends – on the go convenience, wholesome ingredients and functional benefits.”

The bars are available in a choice of Mango Twist or Orange Squeeze flavors. Each bar contains 100 mg of Wellmune. The suggested retail price per bar is $1.49-$1.99.

Currently, there are more than 100 products with Wellmune in more than 60 countries around the world.

About SunRype
Sun-Rype Products Ltd., based in Kelowna, BC, is a manufacturer and marketer of fruit-based juices and snacks. For more information visit www.sunrype.com.

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 products in more than 60 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606
dwalsh@biothera.com

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Glycobiology[1]Research Published in Glycobiology

EAGAN, MN – February 13, 2014 – Wellmune WPG®, the immune health ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements from Biothera, utilizes distinct receptors and signaling pathways in certain white blood cells to induce cytotoxic function.The research was published in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal Glycobiology.

This new research describes how structurally different forms of yeast beta glucans utilize different receptors and associated signaling pathways to activate innate immune functions.Wellmune WGP is yeast-derived beta glucan that boosts innate immune cells that help keep the body healthy.

“This research further elucidates the mechanisms through which Wellmune WGP primes immune responses in key immune cells to enhances the body’s defenses,” said Don Cox, Ph.D., senior vice president of Biothera’s Healthcare Group’s R&D. “It also demonstrates that beta-glucan structure is a critical attribute in eliciting biological effects.”

In the study, different forms of Biothera beta glucan were used to activate human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and oxidative burst, one of the cytotoxic mechanisms used by innate immune cells. Both particulate and soluble forms of Biothera beta glucans bound to either complement receptor 3 (CR-3) or receptor Dectin-1 to initiate an immune response. These physically different forms of beta glucan induced this functional response through both overlapping and distinct signaling pathways.

The paper is entitled, “Differential regulation of oxidative burst by distinct β-glucan-binding receptors and signaling pathways in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.”

The authors include Nandita Bose1, Lindsay R. Wurst1, Anissa SH. Chan1, Christine M. Dudney1, Megan L. LeRoux1, Michael E. Danielson1, Paul M. Will1, Sonja E. Nodland1, Myra L. Patchen1, Jurandir J. Dalle Lucca2, Frank J. Lebeda3, and John P. Vasilakos1.

1 Biothera, Eagan, MN 55121 USA
2 US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston, 78234 USA TX
3 US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick, MD 21701 USA

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. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP, Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606
dwalsh@biothera.com

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UntitledEAGAN, MN –Jan. 13, 2014 – U!be Group Inc., a leading product innovator in the health and wellness category in Taiwan, has selected Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune health ingredient from Biothera, for a new children’s lozenge, U!be Strong®. This is the second U!be Super Kids series product focused on immune and oral health for children and the first lozenge with Wellmune.

Wellmune is clinically proven to safely boost the immune system to keep the body healthy. Eight published, peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that Wellmune mobilizes billions of innate immune cells that are part of the body’s natural defenses, without over stimulating the immune system.

“U!be Strong® children’s lozenge was created to help parents maintain their children’s immune health in today’s harsh environment and hectic lifestyle,” said John Perng, Ph.D., U!be Group Inc.’s vice president of R&D and Business Development. “Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and allergy symptoms due to weakened immunity are all too common in modern-day, school-age children. We know from years of experience that Wellmune, with its U.S. FDA-notified GRAS status and solid body of clinical research, is the top immune-enhancing ingredient available. What we are doing now is to expand its benefit into the children’s nutritional products arena.”

“We are excited that U!be Group Inc. has chosen to incorporate Wellmune into its children nutritional product for Chinese markets throughout the world,” said Richard G. Mueller, Biothera chief executive officer.

Mueller added, “As consumers look for more ways to support their health and vitality, the broader availability of clinically proven Wellmune in brands they trust, offers peace of mind and worry-free convenience that contributes to healthy habits for a lifetime.”

About U!be Group Inc.
U!be Group Inc. is a pioneer in creating innovative nutraceutical products featuring clinically proven nutraceutical ingredients and novel delivery systems. The company’s goal is to provide natural solutions to health problems with its U!be brand of products that is efficacious yet affordable to the general public.

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 60 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
dwalsh@biothera.com

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 EAGAN, MN – Nov. 13, 2013 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune booster from Biothera, is the active ingredient in the new Immune Fit™ bulk powder from MRI, a leading manufacturer of nutraceuticals to support sports performance.

Wellmune is a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Nine human clinical studies consistently demonstrate the ability of 6780 IMMUNE FIT #3F401Wellmune to safely boost key immune cells that keep the body healthy. Research shows that high intensity exercise may temporarily weaken the immune system and over time may derail training programs and performance gains.

Clinical research with marathoners, cyclists and others enduring high physical stress demonstrate how Wellmune can support immune defenses before, during and after exercise. Additionally, in multiple clinical studies Wellmune reduced the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms that commonly afflict distance runners and other athletes.

“Most athletes plan their training in order to reach milestones by a specific period,” said Grace Manzano, director of marketing, Sports Nutrition, for MRI/PROLAB. “If they get sick, that down time sets them back a few training days, forcing them to deviate from their plan. Wellmune’s clinically proven ability to help athletes stay in the ‘Healthy Zone’ longer is compelling. It is an ideal asset to the MRI Performance line for people with active lifestyles.”

“Both competitive and recreational athletes can benefit from the everyday immune health benefits of Wellmune to sustain energy, sharpen mental clarity and support their overall health,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “MRI’s development of Immune Fit is testament to the market need for an immune booster to keep athletes well and the clinical evidence supporting Wellmune’s benefit to athletes.”

Immune Fit will be available in specialty stores, online and through other MRI distribution channels reaching people with active lifestyles. Each serving of Immune Fit includes the recommend 250 mg of Wellmune, the clinically proven effective serving. For more information about Immune Fit visit www.mri-performance.com.

Currently, there are more than 100 products with Wellmune in more than 60 countries around the world.

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. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
dwalsh@biothera.com

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EAGAN, MN – Oct. 30, 2013 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune booster from Biothera, will sample several new applications including an award-winning platform technology using its clinically proven ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements at SupplySide West 2013 in Las Vegas Nov. 14-15, booth #24011.

Wellmune is a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Eight published human clinical studies consistently demonstrate the ability of Wellmune to safely boost key immune cells that keep the body healthy.

Visitors to the Wellmune booth may sample products from Natural Immune Products Ltd.’s (UK) Mune™ family of beverages, children’s Gummy Protection gummies with Wellmune from Daclaf and CocoWell truffles, a perennial favorite. Mune was recently named “Best Functional Water” at the global Beverage Innovation Awards at Drinktec 2013 in Munich.

Currently, there are more than 100 products with Wellmune in more than 50 countries around the world.

“We’re particularly excited to showcase and sample a platform technology like the new, award-winning Mune line of beverage products with Wellmune at Supplyside West,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “All of the innovations demonstrate that consumers can have the best of all worlds with the clinically proven functional benefits of Wellmune in delivery formats that align with health and wellness lifestyle trends. And, these products deliver on taste.”

Mueller said that there’s been an explosion of innovations for the Wellmune technology since last year’s SupplySide West, noting the introduction of the combination of Wellmune and a probiotic in Grupo Gloria’s Prodefensis yogurt and a freezer pop that combines Wellmune with a prebiotic.

The innovations underscore the versatility of Wellmune as an ingredient to easily incorporate into virtually any food or beverage. Wellmune is stable to heat, pH, chemical and pressure associated with any manufacturing process.

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. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, 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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
dwalsh@biothera.com

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muneGreat news from “across the pond!” The Mune brand of water containing immune booster Wellmune recently won top honors for “Best Functional Water” in the coveted Beverage Innovation Awards presented at Drinktec 2013 in Munich, Germany. Mune was among more than 370 entries from 40 countries in 29 categories in this global beverage industry award competition.

The accolades don’t stop there. Mune also was a finalist in the “Best Flavoured Water” category, and in 2012 was voted “Best New Drink Product.”

Made from 100 percent natural ingredients, Mune is available in Mune Original and Mune Revive. Original is tart cherry-based with black elderberry, lemon, manuka honey and ginger. Revive combines coconut, pineapple, blood orange, agave nectar and lemon grass.

Along with clinically proven Wellmune for systemic immune support, Mune Immune Support contains organic prebiotics. Each 330ml serving also provides 50% of the RDA of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3 and zinc. The Mune beverages have no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Congratulations to Natural Immune Products Ltd. for innovating this awarding-winning product!

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Clinical Research Published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements

 EAGAN, MN — September 9, 2013 — Boosting the immune system with Wellmune WGP®, a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient, may help athletes stay well after intense exercise, according to findings published in the current issue of the Journal of Dietary Supplements.

Lost practice days and reductions in performance have been the norm for athletes until now since intense exercise temporarily suppresses the immune system. Wellmune’s ability to support the immune system may help athletes stay healthy after intense workouts and competitions, enabling them to train harder and longer.

The paper focuses on results from two clinical studies conducted with Wellmune WGP®, a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Researchers found that Wellmune made a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of post-competition upper respiratory tract infection symptom days and also boosted mucosal immunity, the first line of defense against respiratory challenges. Click here for the abstract.

One of the two studies was conducted among marathon runners and found that in contrast to the placebo group, those taking Wellmune had a higher degree of immune support before and after exercise as measured by the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms for 28 days post marathon. In addition, runners taking Wellmune for four weeks post-race reported a 37% reduction in the number of cold/flu symptom days post marathon.

The other study, conducted among stationary cyclists exercising in a heat-stress lab, measured changes in mucosal immunity. Subjects had been supplemented for 10 days with either Wellmune or placebo. It found that subjects taking Wellmune had a 32% increase in salivary immunoglobulin (Ig-A) at two hours post exercise.

“While many dietary interventions have been used to combat post-exercise immune suppression and are largely ineffective, the clinical research results with Wellmune demonstrate that its use can positively impact the immune system and help athletes to stay well,” said Brian McFarlin, Ph.D., FACSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, University of North Texas and lead investigator.

“It’s no longer a foregone conclusion that athletes will lose precious post-competition recovery and training days because they gave the competition their all,” said Richard G. Mueller, Biothera chief executive officer. “Coaches, trainers, sports dietitians and athletes now have a clinically proven way to support everyday immune health. This means athletes can stay well so they can play well.

“The immune-boosting benefits of Wellmune are not just for athletes,” added Mueller. “These results are consistent with previous clinical studies demonstrating that Wellmune helps keep ordinary people experiencing life’s daily stresses healthy.”

About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a natural beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven to boost key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This unique 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.  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.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
651-675-0300 (main)
dwalsh@biothera.com

 

 

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Research Collaboration and New Products with Biothera Immune-Boosting Ingredients Planned

EAGAN, MN – July 10, 2013 – Biothera announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Sunstar Suisse SA, a leading multinational company engaged in the business of oral health, wellness and beauty.

Under the agreement, Sunstar plans to launch a variety of products using Wellmune WGP® and other Biothera immune-boosting ingredients in functional foods and beverages, oral care and skin care products. Biothera and Sunstar will collaborate to undertake clinical research in each of these applications.

“Biothera is pleased for the opportunity to become a platform technology for Sunstar, a world leader in oral, health and beauty care,” said Richard G. Mueller, Biothera chief executive officer. “It is gratifying to be associated with a company like Sunstar that has the science and technical expertise and market leadership to expand the applications of Wellmune in the very important oral and beauty care markets.”

“Sunstar is pleased to establish this strategic alliance with Biothera, a leader in immune health ingredients with significant scientific research. This will allow us to bring innovative products and solutions to our consumers,” said Masakazu Nakamura, member of the board, Sunstar.

About Sunstar

Sunstar is a world leader in oral care with preventative and therapeutic products sold under the brands G∙U∙M, Butler, Ora2 and GUIDOR worldwide. Sunstar was one of the first companies to identify and promote the integral relationship between oral health and overall systemic health. Sunstar has a robust research and development program that includes collaborative projects with leading companies, research institutions, as well as dental and medical experts around the world. The Company was founded in 1932, and today, Sunstar provides high-value-added products and services in the areas of oral care, health and beauty, as well as the chemical and automobile industries globally under the motto “Always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality-of-life.”

About Biothera

Biothera is a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune system function and how wellness is maintained. Its Healthcare business manufactures and markets immune health ingredients for foods, beverages and supplements and skin care products. Biothera also provides immune-enhancing ingredients to animal nutrition through its partnership with Sensient Bio Pharma & Savory Flavors.

Wellmune WGP®, the company’s premier ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements, is clinically proven to boost key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This natural beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast 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 over 50 countries. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune is a recent winner of an NBT Award for its research program and has won a number of other major industry awards.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
dwalsh@biothera.com

Mayumi KANEDA
Global Public Relations
SUNSTAR
41 21 821 0671 (direct)
mayumi.kaneda@ch.sunstar.com
www.sunstar.com

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White Milk Becomes Flavorful, Fun and Functional through
Tubulars™ Immunity Straws

EAGAN, MN., July 9, 2013 –  Sip by sip, a new functional drinking straw for milk infuses the everyday immune boosting benefits of Wellmune WGP® with a taste of Passion Fruit that tweens will love. The new Unistraw Tubulars™ Immunity Straws respond to consumer demand for products that provide clinically proven everyday immune support. The straws are launching in the U.S. market in 2013 through a range of online and retail channels, with plans for a roll out to other markets in 2014.

Unistraw with Wellmune WGP

Visitors to the Biothera booth #1333 at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago July 13-16 can drink up the Tubulars™ Immunity Straws experience for themselves. The functional straws are the latest in a series of innovative new applications for Wellmune. A functional yogurt combining Wellmune with a probiotic and a freezer pop containing Wellmune and a prebiotic were also recently launched and are also available for sampling at the Wellmune booth.

“Wellmune is an ideal ingredient for Unistraw,” said Suchet Rastogi, General Manager, Unistraw USA. “By incorporating Wellmune into Tubulars™, we can deliver on our promise of  offering ‘authentic health.’ Unistraw’s focus is on intrinsically healthy functional ingredients that have scientifically validated health or functional benefits.”

“Tubulars™ Immunity Straws are a novel and patented application to support tweens’ health and well being by promoting both immune health and the rich nutritional benefits of milk,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “Now the question to ask is, ‘Got milk with immune support?’”

The immunity straws are available in a 2-straw trial pack, a 7-straw week pack and 30-straw month pack. Each straw delivers the recommended daily serving of 250 mgs of Wellmune. The MSRP is TBD.

About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven to boost 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. Wellmune is a recent winner of an NBT Award for its research program and has won a number of other industry awards. Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune health.

About Unistraw:
The patented Unistraw Delivery System is a straw device created in 1996 by Australian Peter Baron, which can add flavor, energy, probiotics, vitamins, nutrition and even pharmaceuticals to liquid sipped through it, including water, milk, fruit juices and even alcoholic beverages. Combining superior taste with healthy ingredients, each Unistraw brand is scientifically validated for health and functional benefits. Unistraw is headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing facilities in India and sales and marketing teams in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Brazil. The company creates products under the Electric™, Tubulars™, Sipahh™, and UniPhar® brands.

Visit www.unistraw.com to learn more.

Contact:
David Walsh
VP Communications
Unistraw for release
Biothera, the Immune Health Company
651-256-4606 (direct)
dwalsh@biothera.com

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