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2012 International Iridoid Research Symposium To Be Held Next Month

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Third Annual Iridoid Symposium to Be Held August 21st at Morinda Bioactives

PROVO, UT, July 24, 2012 – Morinda Bioactives (formerly Tahitian Noni International) announced that the third annual International Iridoid Research Symposium will be held at their headquarters in Provo, Utah, on August 21st. 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 Society for Iridoid Research, which is an organization dedicated to the sharing of information and research being conducted on iridoids. Membership in the organization is open to individuals, educational institutions, and companies that have completed, or are currently conducting, research on iridoids. The primary goal of the society is to share current scientific information about iridoids and their properties.

Recap of the Second International Iridoid Research Symposium

In 2011, the speakers and their topics included:

Brett West (United States)

Iridoid Metabolism and Activity

Dr. Biswanath Dinda (India)

Structural Classifications of Iridoids and their Impact on Major Pharmaceutical Efficacies

Dr. Il-Moo Chang (Korea)

Study on the Potential Anti-cancer Activities of Iridoids through the Down Regulation of Constitutive STAT3 Activation in Human Prostate Carcinoma DU145 Cells

Dr. Simla Basar (Germany)

Occurrence of Iridoids in Noni Fruits and their Fate in the Body. Part 1 – Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Johannes Westendorf (Germany)

Occurrence of Iridoids in Noni Fruits and their Fate in the Body. Part 2 – Biology

Fumiyuki Isami (Japan)

Biotopical Effects of Morinda citrifolia Iridoids

Akemi Uwaya (Japan)

Effects of Morinda citrifolia Extract and its Constituents / Iridoids on Blood Fluidity

Dr. Shixin Deng (China)

DAA effect on sodium channel inhibition and COX-2 inhibition in vitro

Dr. Zsolt Petendi (Hungary)

Iridoids – A Pharmacist’s Prospective

The conference brought over 250 scientists, academics, and organizations together from all over the world via live webinar broadcast to share what is being discovered about the functions of iridoids in plants and animals. The conference is currently posted on the Morinda Bioactive website. To view the presentations go to:

Registration for this year’s symposium is available at:

About the Company

Morinda Bioactives (formerly 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. Morinda Bioactives is the leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of noni-based bioactive products including nutritional supplements, beauty, and weight loss lines. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Morinda Bioactives is the world-wide leader in bioactive supplements.

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