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Appointment of Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient as exclusive distributor for LPLDL® in the United States and Canada

17 February 2020

OptiBiotix Health plc (AIM: OPTI), a life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Ltd. ("ProBiotix"), has signed a distributor agreement with Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient for the exclusive sales of ProBiotix's patented probiotic strain LPLDL® into the United States and Canada. Market exclusivity is linked to a six month time to first order and sales volumes

Under the terms of the agreement, Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient will supply ProBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure-reducing probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum LPLDL®, under an exclusive licence, to customers in the United States and Canada for inclusion into dietary supplements formulation. 

Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient was founded in 1994 by Dr. Bruce Howe. It supplies nutritional ingredients, contract manufacturing services, and finished products to the nutritional supplement industry. Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient serves the United States and Canada from its facilities located in San Diego, California.

Steve Prescott, CEO of ProBiotix, commented: "We are pleased to announce this distributor agreement with Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient, which will expand LPLDL®'s reach and service level in the United States and Canada. Advanced NutriSolutions Inc./Select Ingredient was chosen as our partner in this important region because of their technical expertise in functional ingredients including probiotics, their industry reputation, and their manufacturing capabilities which allows them not only to sell LPLDL® as an ingredient but to also create custom formulation and products for customers."

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

For further information, please contact:

OptiBiotix Health Plc
Stephen O’Hara, Chief Executive
Contact via Walbrook below
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP NOMAD)
Liam Murray / Jo Turner / Ludovico Lazzaretti Tel: 020 7213 0880
finnCap (Broker) Tel: 020 7220 0500
Geoff Nash / Kate Bannatyne (Corporate Finance)
Camille Gochez (Corporate Broking)
goetzpartners securities Limited Tel: 0203 859 7725
Ulrich Kinzel
Walbrook PR Ltd
Anna Dunphy
Mob: 07876 741 001

About OptiBiotix - www.optibiotix.com 

OptiBiotix Health plc (AIM: OPTI), which was formed in March 2012, brings science to the development of compounds which modify the human microbiome - the collective genome of the microbes in the body - in order to prevent and manage human disease and promote wellness.

OptiBiotix has an extensive R&D program working with leading academics in the development of microbial strains, compounds, and formulations which are used as active ingredients and supplements. More than twenty international food and healthcare supplement companies have signed agreements with OptiBiotix to incorporate their human microbiome modulators into a wide range of food products and drinks.

OptiBiotix is also developing its own range of consumer supplements and health products. The Company's current areas of focus include obesity, cardiovascular health, and diabetes.

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