Probiotics Reduce Chemotherapy Damages

Guest BloggerMicrobiome Environment


Cancer is brutal but then so is the treatment. Chemotherapy, often used for late-stage cancers, damages intestinal mucosa causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These side effects may worsen the patient’s nutritional status and immune function—vital for fighting cancers– or sometimes delay the treatment cycle. Under the umbrella of intestinal harms are: epithelial cell apoptosis, barrier dysfunction, microbe changes and proinflammatory cytokine … Read More

Focus On Probiotic Patents

Guest BloggerCounsel Corner

FOCUS ON: PROBIOTIC PATENTS PART II:   STEPS TO AVOID PROBIOTIC PATENT INRINGEMENT by Ivan Wasserman, IPA Counsel   In Part 1, we discussed patents in the probiotic industry, focusing on the patent procurement side. However, whether your company is pursuing patent protection of your own or not, it is important to be aware of the other side: patent infringement. Naturally, … Read More

Doubling Down on Probiotics in Allergy Season

Guest BloggerClinical Corner, Microbiome Environment

Allergy season

Bleary eyes, itchy nose and so many sneezes even the blessings have stopped? No surprise here: it’s allergy season. But rather than making inroads against these carnal assaults by fertile pollens of the earth, public health practitioners instead report rising numbers over the last few decades. Allergic rhinitis is caused by an IgE-mediated inflammatory reaction. Antihistamines, bronchodilators, and corticosteroids therefore … Read More

Microbiome/ Probiotics Congress 2016 in San Diego Report

IPA AdminUncategorized

IPA enjoyed both full days of the Probiotics Congress USA in La Jolla near San Diego, California on October3-4th.  And it was more than sunny days and probiotic-rich cuisine— kimchee, kefir and fermented mayonnaise–as the lineup included the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum; therefore, this enterprising assembly brought academics and industry stakeholders to the table. Awareness in microbial … Read More