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Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road

Getting to a BLISful state a long and winding road

By By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 11 October 2012 ) Dunedin-based BLIS’s oral cavity probiotic products have “spent a long time on the runway”, as it chief executive Dr Barry Richardson described the other day.

(Briefly wearing a journalist hat, I interviewed Richardson for BusinessDesk). There’s a certain irony in the eleven year old stockmarket listed company’s current position – with its share price less than a cent.

The quirk of fate is that with 50 worldwide patents on its ‘good’ bacteria, Streptococcus salivarius, which crowds out baddies that can cause bad breath and tooth decay, BLIS is potentially on the cusp of a huge ramp up in demand from other manufacturers of products.

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