International Iridoid Research Symposium Announced

First Annual Iridoid Symposium to Be Held August 16th and 17th at Tahitian Noni International in Provo, Utah

Jun 16, 2010, 07:00 ET from Tahitian Noni International

PROVO, Utah, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahitian Noni International (TNI) announced that the first annual International Iridoid Research Symposium will be held at TNI headquarters in Provo, Utah, on August 16th and 17th. Scientists from around the world will be presenting current research on iridoids in both plants and animals. The symposium is being presented by the International Iridoid Research Council (IIRC), which is a new organization dedicated to the sharing of information and research being conducted on iridoids. Membership in the new organization will be open to individuals, educational institutions, and companies that have completed, or are currently conducting, research on iridoids. The primary goal of the IIRC will be to share current scientific information about iridoids and their properties.

International Iridoid Research Symposium

The International Iridoid Research Symposium will have guest speakers from around the world who have completed iridoid research, including:


Dr. Simla Basar, University of Hamburg, Germany


Dr. Il Moo Chang, Seoul National University, Korea


Dr. Shixin Deng, Tahitian Noni International, United States


Dr. Biswanath Dinda, Tripura University, India


Dr. Rosa Tundis, University of Calabria, Italy


Dr. Irene Villasenor, University of the Philippines, Philippines


Dr. Johannes Westendorf, University of Hamburg, Germany



The conference will bring scientists, academics, and organizations together from all over the world to share what they are discovering about the functions of iridoids in plants and animals. Information from the conference will not only enhance the current understanding of iridoids, but also foster the increased study of iridoids.

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please register at www.tni.com/IIRC.

About the Company

Tahitian Noni International is a global, research-driven bioactive products company that was the first to introduce the health benefits of the noni plant — a bioactive-rich, adaptogenic plant, containing iridoid compounds — to the world outside of Tahiti. Tahitian Noni International is the leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of noni-based bioactive products including beverages, beauty, and weight loss lines. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Tahitian Noni International has a presence in over 70 markets around the world, and is the worldwide leader in bioactive beverages.

Contact:

Andre Peterson

Director, Public Relations

(801) 234-1401

Andre_peterson@tni.com



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