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. 
Open Letter: Richard Gallo, Professor of Dermatology UCSD
Posted 8th October 2018 by Jane Williams
Over recent years, we have seen record numbers of skin cancer diagnoses around the world. Indeed, since the 1980s, incidences of melanoma, the deadliest form of cancer, have doubled. Melanoma is an aggressive form of cancer that can spread to other organs and is estimated it will kill 10,000 people in the US this year. Approximately 3 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year in the US.
A Longitudinal Study of the Facial Skin Microbiome in Normal Healthy Adults
Posted 3rd August 2018 by Jane Williams
Human skin is the largest organ that acts as a front line of defence against toxic effects from its exposure to toxic environmental factors1-3. Skin Microbiome is considered an integral part of skin barrier that, combined with innate immunity, plays a key role in maintaining the skin health4-7.
Research and business opportunities in clinical microbiomics
Posted 6th July 2018 by Jane Williams
This article was originally published in Health Europa Quarterly on 3 May 2018, and is published here with permission.
Exploring areas of research and development related to the microbiome – the collective name for the micro-organisms living in the human body – is the central topic of the annual Microbiome R&D Business Collaboration Forum. This year’s focus at the event was on business collaboration and private investment into research and development projects in the microbiome.
The Updated List of Microbiome Companies and Investors
Posted 27th June 2018 by Jane Williams
The microbiome market has gone from strength-to-strength and is expected to grow from $289.411 million to $635.829 million by 2022. The major factors responsible for market growth include:
- Increased risk of gut, autoimmune, inflammatory bowel, and skin health diseases
- Lifestyle changes (eg. diet)
- Ageing population
JooMo vs Probiotic Skin Care: Why we distance ourselves from probiotics
Posted 20th March 2018 by Jane Williams
In the last installment, Kit Wallen-Russell explains why JooMo distances itself from probiotics, how third wave cosmetics can revolutionise skin health, and why biodiversity is so important to ensure perfect, healthy skin.
The Effects of Every Day Cosmetics on the Skin Microbiome
Posted 12th March 2018 by Jane Williams
“When it comes to healthy skin, microbial biodiversity is everything – that was the conclusion of my first published paper on the skin microbiome.” (Wallen-Russell, 2017)