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The Best Microbiome and Probiotics Articles of 2018

2018 has been another big year for the microbiome and probiotics. Investment is at an all-time high with the global probiotics market expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 6.5% over the forecast period of 2018-2024, while the microbiome market is predicted to grow from $235.8 million in 2018 to $521.23 million by 2022. [1][2]

In addition, increased funding has supported studies that have led to discoveries such as:

  • The connection between the gut and longevity
  • The importance of infant exposure to micro-organisms
  • And the benefits of probiotics for cognitive function 

As we near the end of 2018, it’s time to look back and reflect in order to move forward. Below, you’ll find 5 of the best microbiome and probiotics articles of the year.

1. The Updated List of Microbiome Companies and Investors

The Big List of Microbiome Companies and Investors

Whether you’re just curious or looking for an investor from seed to series, you’re sure to find something useful.

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2. Targeting C. Difficile Infection With Next-Generation Probiotics

Targeting C. Difficile Infection With Next-Generation Probiotics

When patients take antibiotics for unrelated illnesses they are 7-10 times more likely to become infected with C. difficile than those not taking antibiotics. 

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3. What Does A Healthy Infant Gut Microbiome Look Like?

Microbially accessible carbohydrates (MACs) are the key to maintaining the diversity of the adult microbiome.

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4. A Longitudinal Study Of The Facial Skin Microbiome In Normal Healthy Adults

The skin microbiome is considered an integral part of skin barrier that, combined with innate immunity, plays a key role in maintaining the skin health.

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5. Fermented Food As Probiotics: Health Perceptions And Research

Fermented drinks can be, and often are, produced at home, although, as the numbers in this article reveal, they also represent an important market in the food industry.

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The 6th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe is back in Rotterdam in May. Read the agenda here

[1] https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180716005269/en/Global-Probiotics-Market-2018-2024-Industry-Analysis-Trends

[2] https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=14866

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