Probiotics

Gut health academics will express their negative opinion of the NHCR to MEPs and local MPs in coming weeks

Probiotic academics turn up political health claim heat

By Shane Starling

A recently established group of global gut health academics is sending letters to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as well as national government politicians as the group attempts to alter the application of a regulation it says is, “killing...

Microwarriors takes a 'pro' position on 'the power of probiotics'

Probiotics documentary reaches out to health professionals

By Shane Starling

A recently completed documentary about probiotics is being welcomed by the probiotics community with Danisco, the world’s biggest probiotics supplier saying it provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the microorganisms among the medical fraternity.

BioGaia has been investing in clinical research in 2010

Swedish probiotics player sales surge 16%

By Shane Starling

Swedish probiotics supplier and product manufacturer BioGaia has seen sales increase 16 per cent in 2010 to €27.77m from €23.08m in 2009, with after-tax profit increasing 31 per cent year-on-year to €5.35m.

Could NCCAM's probiotic position influence other agencies and regulators?

P-Day: Could US research save probiotics in Europe?

By Shane Starling

European probiotic researchers are welcoming last week’s commitment to probiotic study by a major US government health and nutrition agency, with biomarker development a real possibility.

It would appear pharma giant Pfizer has gargantuan supplement ambitions as it buys Danish player, Ferrosan

Pfizer acquires Danish food supplements operation

By Shane Starling

Pfizer has acquired the consumer healthcare business of Danish firm Ferrosan for an undisclosed fee in what the pharma giant says, “is an excellent strategic fit that strengthens our presence in dietary supplements”.

Analysts: DuPont Danisco buy-out may end in fire sale

Analysts: DuPont Danisco buy-out may end in fire sale

By Shane Starling

Analysts are saying Danisco could be carved up by its new owner DuPont, which they suggest is most interested in the Danish company’s enzymes for biofuels and that the food side of the business may be jettisoned.

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