May 10, 2011 — UAS Laboratories has been considered a leader in the field of probiotics since 1979. A critical part of their strategic focus has been probiotic research and education.
UAS Laboratories has been a supporter of research in the field of probiotics at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Dairy Science for many years.
As part of their support, UAS Labs has funded research, scholarships, and education through SDSU foundation. Some of the programs currently under consideration include:
- Masters Program in Clinical Nutrition
- Research in Probiotic Applications
- A Certificate Program in Probiotics
- An International Symposium on Probiotics
Dr. S.K. Dash, president of UAS Laboratories serves as an adjunct professor in SDSU’s Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences. Dash is considered a leader in the field of probiotics and pioneered probiotics in the United States more than 30 years ago.
UAS Laboratories also participates in clinical research studies as well as basic research into selected probiotic strains. Most recently, studies have been completed on probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome and probiotics for atopic dermatitis in children. Significant basic research has been completed on the strain, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, considered a “broad-spectrum” probiotic because of its beneficial effects on many health conditions.
Source: UAS Laboratories, www.uaslabs.com