Sunstar Announces Strategic Alliance with Biothera

17 July 2013

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

ETOY, CH – July 15th, 2013 – Sunstar announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune system function and how wellness is maintained.

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. Sunstar and Biothera will collaborate to undertake clinical research in each of these applications.

“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.

“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.”

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.


Global Public Relations

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David Walsh
VP Communications
Biothera, the Immune Health Company

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