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Probiotic GanedenBC30 Approved by Venezuelan Ministry of Food Application

Exclusive Distribution by Biotecnologia3000 Will Generate Innovative Foods & Beverages

CLEVELAND, OH (October 15, 2013) -- Ganeden, a recognized world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of probiotics, announced today that GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is the first Bacillus coagulans to be approved by the Venezuelan Popular Power Ministry of Health for Food Applications, and will now be available in Venezuela as a result of an exclusive distribution partnership with Biotecnologia 3000 C.A.

The new relationship will provide Ganeden access to leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturers, while leveraging the extensive knowledge and experience that Biotecnologia3000 has with the Venezuelan market.

"We are focused on expanding globally by establishing a strong foundation with partners who understand the importance of health and wellness", said Michael Bush, Ganeden's VP of Business Development. "Venezuela is a major player in the South American region of Latin America. Having a partnership with a distributor such as Biotecnologia3000 that has the same focus, along with a substantial understanding of the market, will be a key factor to our success."

Probiotics are "good bacteria" that have been shown to support digestive and immune health. In order for probiotics to be effective they must survive manufacturing processes, shelf life, stomach acids and intestinal bile to arrive in the intestinal tract where they can have the greatest digestion and immune health benefit. Unlike many probiotic ingredients, GanedenBC30 is safe and able to survive harsh manufacturing processes, including baking, freezing, boiling and high pressure. This is due to the spore, a naturally-occurring layer of organic material that protects the genetic core of the bacteria, allowing GanedenBC30 to survive.

"There is a lot of opportunity in Venezuela for a probiotic such as GanedenBC30," said Kristina Antonorsi, General Manager of Biotecnologia3000. "Probiotics have been used in Venezuela, but we have never been able to do the type of applications that GanedenBC30 is able to achieve. Venezuelans are becoming increasingly health conscious and are interested in consuming functional foods and beverages. We are excited to introduce GanedenBC30 to the Venezuelan population, and provide them access to innovative food and beverage products that provide digestive and immune system benefits."

About Biotecnologia3000:

Biotechnologia3000 is a Venezuelan distributor who seeks to contribute to the development of products involving health benefits for those who consume them. Concerned for the welfare and health of consumers, it offers high quality additives that allow them to further enrich more products. For more information, please visit Biotecnologia3000.com.

About GanedenBC30:

Introducing GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 100 leading food, beverage and companion animal products around the world. Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-former which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid. The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by over 20 published studies showing digestive and immune support and GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage or companion animal product that is baked, boiled, frozen or squeezed….including all hot or refrigerated beverages! For more information, please visit GanedenBC30.com.

About Ganeden:

Ganeden is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 100 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, sports nutrition and personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known for GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS, non-GMO, highly stable probiotic ingredient.  Ganeden's newest ingredient, Bonicel, is the first science-backed, probiotic-derived, personal care ingredient shown to dramatically reduce signs of aging.  For more information about Ganeden and licensing opportunities visit GanedenProbiotics.com.

Ganeden is a science focused organization dedicated to bringing superior probiotics to markets that have been otherwise unmet by traditional solutions.

All Ganeden ingredients are made in the United States of America.