Alimentary Health Enters into R&D Agreement with General Mills

Alimentary Health Ltd, the development stage specialty biotechnology company, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive research and development agreement with General Mills Inc


The Agreement focuses on the application of probiotic technologies in foods for human consumption. Under the terms of the agreement, Alimentary Health and General Mills will each contribute intellectual property and patented technologies to a research project funded by General Mills.

Barry Kiely, Chief Executive Officer of Alimentary Health, commented "We are pleased to complete this agreement with General Mills. This agreement is important to Alimentary Health because it provides us with an alliance with a partner dedicated to providing clinical demonstration to the claims that they make. An alliance of this nature underscores Alimentary Health's commitment to improving the quality of life of consumers and patients through the development of scientifically supported technologies and products."

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About Alimentary Health
Alimentary Health is a development stage specialty biotechnology company located in Ireland. The company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary probiotic and pharmabiotic treatments for gastrointestinal disorders and other inflammatory conditions. Alimentary Health is the foundation industry partner of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center based at University College Cork, Ireland. Please visit for more information.

About General Mills
General Mills is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. General Mills' mission is Nourishing Lives - innovating to make lives healthier, easier and richer around the world. Its global brand portfolio includes Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Old El Paso and more. General Mills is also a leading supplier of baking and other products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. With more than 100 consumer brands and operations in more than 100 countries, General Mills had annual net sales of $12.4 billion in fiscal 2007.