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2011-08-03 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2267) today announced the expansion of their Collaborative Research, Development and Commercialization Agreement to also include Proacta's PR610 compound, a hypoxia-activated pro-drug for the treatment of cancer. Based on compelling pre-clinical data on PR610, the parties agreed to expand their existing collaboration to include PR610. The initial agreement, signed in February 2011, for...

2011-03-23 10:00:00

TORRANCE, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc.'s latest television spot "What's Inside" is airing on network television in the company's six key markets and be accompanied by a re-launch of www.yakultusa.com, where consumers can find locations and events to sample the delicious probiotic drink for free. The English and Spanish language versions are also viewable on YouTube. The new campaign aims to teach people that overall health and wellness begins inside and Yakult...

2011-03-09 01:00:00

QUEBEC CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (President & CEO: Juergen Engel, (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (President: Sumiya Hori, Tokyo: 2267), today announced the signing of an exclusive development, commercialization and licensing agreement for the development, registration and marketing of perifosine, Aeterna Zentaris' lead anti-cancer compound, for Japan. Perifosine, a novel oral PI3K/Akt inhibitor, is currently in two Phase 3...

2011-02-22 07:37:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2267) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement relating to the collaborative research, development and commercialization of Proacta's PR509, a hypoxia-activated pro-drug for the treatment of cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/LA50556LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110222/LA50556LOGO-b ) "We have worked diligently to arrive at this...

2011-01-06 23:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a recent trial by Professor Michael Gleeson of Loughborough University, the UK, have demonstrated a clear health benefit for athletes drinking the commercially available fermented milk drink Yakult, which contains the unique probiotic strain LcS. The athletes were staff and students at the university who were involved in regular intensive sports training, such as cycling, triathlon, middle-long distance running or swimming. The results...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee formed by Danone and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., announced the launch of the fourth annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO). This grant provides two awards, each in the amount of $50,000, to rising young stars. This year's grant focus is on the role of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in health and wellness. Applications will be accepted until February 15,...

2010-10-01 13:00:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc. supported a high-level symposium at the American Academy of Family Physicians' annual conference to provide physicians with the latest information on probiotics and the positive implications for the immune system. The scientific assembly called "Infections and Health: How Can Probiotics Help?" was held in Denver yesterday and brought together world-class researchers to discuss this very timely and promising area of research. This...

2010-08-20 08:30:00

TOKYO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD. announced on August 20 that its collaborative study on the incidence of acute diarrhea with the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata, India, showed that daily intake of "Yakult" is efficacious in reducing the incidence of diarrhea in young children. An unprecedented large-scale study, involving 3,585 children residing in an urban slum community in Kolkata, was conducted. As a result, "Yakult" was shown to be...

2010-08-18 14:54:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Yakult U.S.A. Inc. unveils its new "Love Your Insides.(TM)" campaign for its signature probiotic drink, Yakult, which sells in major retailers primarily on the West Coast. It will kick off this week in 29 major designated marketing areas with a TV spot called "True Love" and will air in both English and Spanish. Both versions of the commercials are formatted as 30 and 15 second spots and will be supported by a mix of radio (Hispanic only), online,...

2010-08-02 10:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by Danone and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., announced the two recipients of the third annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) today. The program was created to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States. The gastrointestinal microbiota is made up of trillions of live microbes that inhabit the human...


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