Dr. lichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D, a distinguished professor and research scientist who has lectured at universities in Malaysia, Korea, and Japan, has authored or coauthored more than 20 scientific research studies on lactic acid bacteria. Dr. Ohhira together with an eminent advisory professor and a team of distinguished research scientists at Okayama University in Japan, researched and developed a high-tech probiotic formula to restore and maintain a healthy immune system and promote good health. The Japanese Dairy and Food Association selected Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics as the "Best Product" of 1991. Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics also received the "International Best Alternative Medicine Gold Medal" from the Euro East West Intellect at the Global Health Manille '98, a World Congress and Exposition on Integrative Healing. The Japanese Dairy and Food Association recognized Dr. Ohhira as the "Scientist of the Year" and he is honored as being the developer of the E. faecalis TH 10 strain of bacteria.