Bayer Consumer Health seeks microbiome research partners

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

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Bayer Consumer Health is looking for academics and other experts to partner with for its microbiome-based research.

The campaign, introduced using through IN-PART’s Discover platform, aims to identify collaborators to explore solutions that can help with nutrition, digestive health, upper respiratory illnesses and topical delivery via the skin.

Expanding its network

As part of Bayer’s “Partnering with us​ scheme, the call intends to find novel agents for non-pharmaceutical consumer use.

The research also aims to uncover the next generation of probiotic and biotic strains so that health benefits can be targeted, as well as effective manufacturing and delivery platforms. In addition, it is seeking methodologies or diagnostics to pinpoint individuals who have unmet health needs that can be addressed with personalised products. 

The move is part of the organisation’s plan to extend its academic network worldwide, working on cutting-edge studies that will enable patients to get new treatments much quicker than previously.

Bayer Consumer Health has more than 170 consumer health brands in its worldwide portfolio, and helps people manage their health needs in areas such as nutritional supplements, pain management, cardiovascular risk prevention, digestive health, dermatology and allergy care.

Karen Hackney, Head of External Innovation & Partnerships at Bayer Consumer Health, says: “Partnerships are at the core of our innovation work at Bayer. By combining new ideas and expertise in emerging areas with our trusted brands and global scale, partnerships help us deliver truly great self-care products to consumers.”

The finer details

The campaign offers a host of opportunities for researchers to join forces with the Bayer Consumer Health. This could be for a variety of research projects, which also include study collaborations and asset licensing.

Entries must be around 300 words and should summarise the initiative without revealing confidential information. All submissions must be received by 10.59pm GMT on 30 August 2022.

For more details about Bayer Consumer Health’s technical requirements and information on making a submission, visit the Discover platform​.

A bespoke platform, Discover aims to help the industry find academic experts and solutions who can help solve a challenge or technical requirement. Its current network includes 2,400-plus universities and institutes globally. 

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