‘Tis the Season for Asparagus: Indulge!

Guest BloggerMarket Trends, Microbiome Environment

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Asparagus sprouts up early in spring. Ignore the unique scent it imbues to urine; it’s just that digestion releases asparagusic acid which metabolizes into sulfur-containing compounds. Proust rather liked it. Asparagus “…transforms my chamber-pot into a flask of perfume.” Marcel Proust (1871–1922) Take advantage of this delicious and rich prebiotic source to feed your healthy microbes. Asparagus delivers 5% fiber by weight as … Read More

IPA World Congress + Probiota in Barcelona, February 7-9, 2018

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

IPA’s George Paraskevakos and Elisa Fernandez travelled to Barcelona, Spain (tough job) in early February to kick-off IPA World Congress + Probiota. On the agenda this year were engaging sessions on modulating the microbiome for sports performance, consumer understanding of pre- and probiotics, the importance of the microbiota in the first 1000 days of life, plus a look at the … Read More

Q&A: IPA’s George Paraskevakos Goes to China

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

Q&A with George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of International Probiotics Association (IPA) In late January of 2018, George traveled to Beijing, China to present to 2500 regulators and physicians. The China Health Industry Technology & China Microecological Health Conference hosted the gathering at the storied Beijing Hotel where heads of states have met throughout its history. On his return, George shared … Read More

IPA attends ANVISA Meeting in Brazil

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IPA’s George Paraskevakos attended an ANVISA (Brazil Health Regulatory Agency) meeting with members of the IPA Regulatory Committee November 24, 2017 in São Paulo. Navigating regulations for probiotics was the essential order of business. On arriving in São Paulo, George Paraskevakos first attended an International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Workshop on November 22 and 23, 2017.  

IPA Docks Two More Interviews at Global Engage in San Diego

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

IPA caught up with International Product Manager Morgan Maillard at Lallemand Health Solutions and Senior Scientist Frank Schuren of TNO Research at Global Engage Microbiome R & D/ Probiotics Congress in early November. Yes, we are all outside on the docks without coats; it’s San Diego after all, where winter blows in like a summer day in Canada. Watch these … Read More

Autism and Microbiome Links

Guest BloggerIPA News, Market Trends

Caused by a little understood blend of genetic and environmental factors, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasingly being linked to the microbiome. For one, some children with ASD have different gut microbes than healthy controls. And research has found that the gut microbiome and its metabolic by-products play a major role in normal brain and behavioral development. New research suggests … Read More

Synbiotics Against Sepsis in Infancy: A Keynote Address at Microbiome R&D/Probiotic Congress 2017

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, Market Trends

IPA spoke with Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, Director of the Center for Global Health & Development at University of Nebraska Medical Center about his research on synbiotics in infancy. “The microbiota… has been very close to my heart for the last 20 plus years. I am excited because everyone is talking about microbiota now; years ago nobody did except for Eastern … Read More

Panel Explores the Microbiome and Cancer Therapies

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, Market Trends

Last week at the Microbiome R&D/Probiotic Congress in San Diego, senior research data analyst Christine Spencer from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center spoke with IPA about recent research. Spencer and her colleagues published Gut microbiome modulates response to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients in November of 2017 in Science. The study looked at oral and gut microbiome of 112 melanoma … Read More

Microbiome R&D /Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego

Guest BloggerMarket Trends

Science met the art of the deal at last week’s Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum/Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego. Professors, scientists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and more meshed nicely over the two-day GlobalEngage conference. More than 400 industry, academic and investment leaders converged to hear 70 some speakers and discuss: the microbiome in health and disease, challenges and opportunities … Read More

Global Engage Microbiome Meetup in San Diego Nov 2-3

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IPA will be parachuting (Amtrak actually) into the Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum/Probiotics Congress 2017 in San Diego this week. The collaboration, part of a world microbiome series presented by Global Engage, grows bigger each year. More than 400 will converge on San Diego to hear 70 some speakers discuss the latest research and developments as well as engage … Read More