Increasing plant protein digestion in an in vitro model
Posted 19th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Population increases and patterns of consumption will put pressure on animal protein supply and price over the coming decades. Plant proteins are a viable alternative, but have a lower digestibility then animal proteins.
The benefits of lysates vs live probiotic cultures in skincare
Posted 12th July 2019 by Jane Williams
Numerous skincare brands incorporate lysates in their formulas. However, few brands are able to harness live and active bacteria in addition to the lysates. Neither is an easy task when it comes to formulation however, we can all acknowledge and appreciate the difficulty in working with live probiotics. So, what are the benefits and is this extra challenge worth the effort?
Probiotics Congress: Europe Presentation Slides
Posted 1st July 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Following the Probiotics Congress: Europe, we have made the following presentation slides from Jean-Francois Brugère, Grégory Lambert, Bruno Pot and Koen Venema available.
The Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress presentation slides
Posted 24th June 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Following the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe, we have made the following presentation slides from Richard Andrews, Ingmar Claes, Marie Drago & Maya Ivanjesku available.
5 things I learned about gut dysbiosis after a major environmental disaster
Posted 25th January 2019 by Joshua Sewell
In December 2014, a major flood in north-eastern Peninsular Malaysia affected more than 200,000 people leaving them homeless, with no clean water, and sick with diseases including dengue fever, typhoid, leptospirosis and acute gastroenteritis (approximately 30% of flood-affected population). After 6 months, many were still affected by illness including persistent abdominal pain and diarrhoea. We investigated two of the worst flood-affected communities (Figure A) on their microbiota profile and if a probiotic can help. Following are 5 points I have learned from this invaluable experience:
The gut-brain axis: a new leverage to improve brain conditions
Posted 18th January 2019 by Jane Williams
Recent progress in science pinpoints that the gut-brain axis may be modulated by a class of probiotics called psychobiotics. These progresses shed lights on a new area of research and new ways to treat a broad spectrum of complex central nervous system diseases.
The Best Microbiome and Probiotics Articles of 2018
Posted 24th December 2018 by Jane Williams
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. 
Biobanking, Therapeutics & Probiotics in Microbiome Research
Posted 19th December 2018 by Jane Williams
As the world becomes increasingly aware of the important role that different bacterial ecosystems play with regards to human and animal health, there is a growing wealth of research coming out of the microbiome industry. Kristina Campbell & Marilyn White, of KC Microbiome, conducted these interviews at the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA.