Press Releases

October 2012:

 

EU Funded FibeBiotics Project Starts Clinical Trials to Reach 13.5 Immunity Health Claim

Summary:This is the first large EU project where researchers work together with the industry and aim to develop end-products that might be able to pass EFSA claim evaluation and do this by using the EFSA guidelines in the area of gut and immune function.

http://www.nutritionhorizon.com/news/EU-Funded-FibeBiotics-Project-Starts-Clinical-Trials-to-Reach-135-Immunity-Health-Claim.html

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FibeBiotics aims to prove benefits of polysaccharides in clinical trials

Staying healthy requires constantly stimulating the immune system. Ingesting non-digestible fibres such as polysaccharides is thought to help.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120818/FibeBiotics-aims-to-prove-benefits-of-polysaccharides-in-clinical-tr ials.aspx

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Immune Health Research and the FibeBiotics Project

EFSA (Parma, Italy) is considered the biggest hurdle in obtaining EU health claims today. The EU scientific advisor routinely rejects health claim petitions, often citing a lack of scientific data—and immune-support health claims are no exception.

http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/print/9650

Local Copy: Nutriotional Outlook_April 2012.pdf

 


September 2012:

Fibers as immune system boosters

A new EU-backed study aims at scientifically prove claims that fibres called polysaccharides help boost the immune system.

http://commnet.eu/Features/Fibers_As_Immune_System_Boosters.kl

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April 2012:

Immune Health Research and the FibeBiotics Project

EFSA (Parma, Italy) is considered the biggest hurdle in obtaining EU health claims today. The EU scientific advisor routinely rejects health claim petitions, often citing a lack of scientific data—and immune-support health claims are no exception.

http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/article/immune-health-research-and-fibebiotics-project-5-9650

Local copy: Nutritional Outlook_FibeBiotics Project 4-16-12.pdf

February 2012:

Europe Invests in Polysaccharides Immune-Health Research

As part of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program, which supports research in the EU, the European Union is investing €6 million and 4.5 years in a research program to study the effects of polysaccharides on immune health.

http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/news/europe-invests-polysaccharides-immune-health-research

Local copy: Europe_Invests_in_Polysaccharides_Immune-Health_Research_Nutritional_Outlook.pdf

 

EU FibeBiotics project to study functional food ingredients

The European Union is investing €6 million in an international research project evaluating the immune health effects of several functional food ingredients, including Biothera’s Wellmune WGP.

http://www.ift.org/food-technology/newsletters/ift-weekly-newsletter/2012/february/022912.aspx#research4

Local copy: EU FibeBiotics project to study functional food ingredients.pdf


Wellmune WGP® is Focus of EU Immune Health Research Project

EAGAN, MN — February 27, 2012 — The EU is investing 6M Euros in an international research project evaluating the immune health effects of Wellmune WGP® and several other functional food ingredients.

http://www.wellmune.com/en/2012/02/27/wellmune-wgp-is-focus-of-eu-immune-health-research-project/

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Research on Dietary Fibre and Health Recieves 6M Euros From EU

Summary:The project known as ‘FibeBiotics’, is related to the development of functional food and ingredients for the European food industry, and is a collaboration between 5 European research institutes, 8 small and medium size enterprises...

http://www.nutritionhorizon.com/news/Research-on-Dietary-Fibre-and-Health-Recieves-6M-Euros-From-EU.html

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Major study into foods claiming to benefit health

Research by scientists at the University of Aberdeen is helping support the development of new foods which could enhance our health in the future.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/news/1269/

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EU commits €6m to immunity-functional foods fibre research

A €6m European Union project is investigating ways to advance research and develop fibre-based ingredients for functional foods and food supplements with a focus on immune function.

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/EU-commits-6m-to-immunity-functional-foods-fibre-research

 

January 2012:

Genetic Analysis AS partner in EU project

Towards the evidence for immune support of food fibres

Op zoek naar bewijs voor immuniteit-versterkende voedingsvezel

Forskning om kostfibrer och hälsa får 57 miljoner av EU