A novel technology for personalised probiotics development
Disturbances in the gut microbiome are associated with many different diseases including diabetes, obesity and cancer. Despite the importance of the microbiome in health, available probiotics fail to deliver sufficient bacterial numbers and variety to colonise the gut. To address this problem, the EU-funded MBSelect project will exploit a recently developed technology capable of growing complex bacteria communities on micro-particles and placing them into capsules after drying. This technology enables, for the first time, the development of tailored microbiome-based probiotics fitted to any purpose, age or gender. The project will scale up this innovative technology to industrial level and undertake the necessary activities for its commercialisation.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
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