This year we brought the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas to Vancouver, where attendees explored the role of the microbiome in the US military, communicating science to consumers, and more. Here are some highlights:
Medlab Clinical Ltd, an Australian firm with proprietary probiotic strains and a delivery technology for vitamins and other dietary ingredients has announced plans to launch in the US market with a partner.
Japanese dairy giant Morinaga Milk Industry, a probiotic strains supplier, has plans in the upcoming year around to expand the application of its functional proprietary probiotic strain into infant formula, to aid with gut health and immune protection.
French firm Charles & Alice is making its first foray into North America and markets beyond based on the benefits of a well-known probiotic: BC-30, which was developed by Ganeden, now part of Irish ingredients giant Kerry.
Network marketing giant Amway has deepened its partnership with biological research firm Microbiome Insights with the release of the largest study yet to look at factors influencing skin and oral microbiome diversity.
A lack of fibre during pregnancy could be contributing to the burden of the serious condition preeclampsia, according to researchers who also argue the lack of fibre in Western diets may explain the rapid increase of allergies and autoimmune conditions.