SOURCE: Nebraska Cultures, Inc.

October 04, 2010 12:00 ET

Nebraska Cultures -- the Proven Probiotic Company -- Showcases New Clinical Research at SupplySide West

Nebraska Cultures Invites SupplySide West Attendees to Seminar on the Fundamental Issues of Probiotic Survivability and Persistence

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Booth #26054 -- On October 22 at 11:30 am at SupplySide West in room #10074, noted probiotic researcher Dr. Robert Hutkins, professor of Food Science at the University of Nebraska, will discuss his team's work on a landmark probiotics study. "What makes a strain probiotic?" examines the often-overlooked but critical issues of survivability and persistence. Media and show attendees are invited to attend and learn more about the latest research on this increasingly popular consumer health trend.

Nebraska Cultures, Inc. (, best known as the manufacturers of the DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus discovered by Dr. Shahani over 50 years ago, sponsored the study. Dr. Hutkins will be available in Nebraska Cultures' booth #26054 following the seminar Friday afternoon from 1 - 4pm for further discussion and questions. Media and vendors are invited to stop by to meet this distinguished scientist and receive free sample packs of Nebraska Cultures' new chewable probiotic tablets as well.

Press interested in scheduling a booth appointment should contact Betsy Roberts at

About SupplySide West
SupplySide West, October 19-23 is the world's largest event for healthy and innovative ingredients with 1,200+ booths. Food, beverage, dietary supplement and cosmeceutical manufacturers, marketers and formulators attend SupplySide West to find ingredients, suppliers and ideas to create their next best seller.

About Nebraska Cultures
Since 1981, Nebraska Cultures has supplied the natural products industry with the finest probiotic cultures -- the Dr. Shahani's® brand -- specializing in the DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus. Nebraska Cultures remains at the forefront of the probiotic industry by performing new research, increasing consumer awareness, growing its business overseas and expanding into functional foods.

As one of the most influential probiotics scientists to date, Dr. Khem Shahani began his landmark research on Lactobacillus acidophilus at the University of Nebraska in the late 1950s. There he discovered a particular strain of L. acidophilus that showed superior growth, stability (clinical studies) and nutritional viability. Dr. Shahani would later name the strain DDS-1 for the Department of Dairy Science Number One strain and spend the rest of his career unlocking its potentials for improving overall health.

For more information about DDS-1 or Nebraska Cultures, please visit: or call toll free 1-877-377-4242.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Betsy Roberts
    949.579.9569 ext. 803
    Email Contact