BLIS Founder to Present at Major Intl. Conference
BLIS Technologies Ltd Founder to Present at Major International Conference
BLIS Technologies Ltd (NZX: BLT) today announced that its Founder, Professor John Tagg, PhD, will present at the International Congress on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics and Functional Foods in St Petersburg, Russia on May 15th and 16th , 2007.
The conference will focus on advances in probiotic technology and the role of beneficial bacteria in health and nutrition. “There is a growing body of research, from around the world, that supports the importance of certain beneficial types of bacteria in improving both human and animal health,” says Prof Tagg.
Professor John Tagg, is with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Otago and is a scientific consultant to Dunedin-based BLIS Technologies Ltd.
Prof Tagg has just returned to New Zealand from a 7-month international study leave. During this period he gave 16 invited seminars on advanced probiotics, such as those used by BLIS Technologies Ltd, to research colleagues and multi-national companies throughout Australia, the USA, Canada and Europe.
Prof Tagg also took the opportunity to meet with the current distributors of BLIS K12 products in both Australia and the USA.
“Although there has long been excellent public acceptance of the health benefits associated with yoghurt-type probiotics” said Prof Tagg, “The advanced probiotics from BLIS Technologies Ltd, like those found in BLIS K12 Throat Guard, are now regarded internationally to be at the forefront of the burgeoning new field of non-yoghurt-based probiotics.”
In addition to the international conference in St Petersburg, Prof Tagg is currently helping to plan, two other international meetings for those researching industrial microorganisms and streptococcal bacteria, which are planned to take place respectively in Australia and Greece within the next two years.