Probiota Asia 2019: Kibow Biotech, Hudson Institute and Antion Beijing among first wave of speakers

By Tingmin Koe

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Probiota Asia returns to Singapore in October this year.
Probiota Asia returns to Singapore in October this year.

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APAC's premier probiotics, prebiotics and microbiome summit, Probiota Asia, will return to Singapore for its third edition this October.

The event​ will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore between October 22 and 24 and feature speakers from from Kibow Biotech, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, The Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Nutrition and Antion Beijing, among others.

Last year’s event featuring presentations from a raft of industry experts from the likes of Danone, DuPont, Lifespace, IPA, and esteemed academics from across the globe.

Organised by NutraIngredients-Asia, ​the latest edition will see a speaker’s line-up from major markets, such as China, India, and Japan, as they shed light on probiotics market trends and scientific developments.

One of them is Dr Natarajan Ranganathan, managing director of biotechnology firm Kibow Biotech. He will be talking about out-of-the-box clinical applications of pre and probiotics in chronic kidney disease and other health conditions.

As a medical R&D professional, Dr Ranganathan’s area of expertise spans across the gut-brain, gut-kidney axis, and also integrated holistic medical fields.

Regional Head of APAC at William Reed, and NutraIngredients-Asia​ Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: ”After two hugely successful years, we are delighted to bring Probiota Asia back to Singapore for year three.

“In a short space of time, the event has become the region’s leading summit for industry and academia interested in the areas of probiotics, prebiotics and the microbiome, and we look forward to welcoming a stellar line-up of speakers.”

Among the first wave of confirmed speakers are:

Dr Natarajan Ranganathan, Managing Director, Kibow Biotech

Dr Sam Forster, Head, Microbiota and Systems Biology Lab, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Dr Sam Costello, Consultant Gastroenterologist, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide

Dr Bejit Ideas, President, Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Nutrition (JAAN)

Dr Vineet Sharma, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal)

Thomas Hayes, Analyst, Lux Research

Rieko Shofu, Founder, Sensing Asia

Lilian Fan, Sales Manager, Antion Beijing Information Consulting

A significant part of the summit will look at the link between the microbiome, nutrition, and a raft of health conditions, alongside major market insights, regulatory developments and consumer trends.

The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from valued partners DuPont, AB-Biotics, Morinaga, UASLabs, and Nutrasource.

To register and take advantage of an early bird discount of 20%, please visit:

For sponsorship and commercial partnership queries, please contact Sue Ann Peh ​or Tim Evans.

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