Probiotics Could Hold Key to Ending Global Food Scarcity, Revolutionizing Medicine

Probiotics Could Hold Key to Ending Global Food Scarcity, Revolutionizing Medicine

  • Submitted By: amyjames
  • Date Submitted: 02/24/2016 11:24 PM
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Probiotics are clusters of bacteria living in the human digestive system that are claimed to provide a host
of health benefits to the host. Among the benefits thought to originate from probiotics, also called gut
flora, are better regulation of the digestive process and reduced risk of gastric disorders. While the term
‘probiotic’ came into common use in the second half of the 20 th century, the idea of modifying the makeup
of gut flora had been touted as early as 1907, by Nobel laureate Élie Metchnikoff.
In modern times, the probiotics market has gained speed due to the growing awareness among the masses
about gut health. The increasing preference to proactively maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid diseases
rather than spending vast sums on treating them is also responsible for the growing demand from the
global probiotics market. According to leading market analysis and intelligence firm Transparency Market
Research, the global probiotics market is expected to rise from a valuation of US$62.6 bn to US$96 bn by
Synlogic’s Designer Probiotics Program Moves One Step Closer to Fruition
Cambridge-based biotech company Synlogic recently raised US$40 mn in a Series B round, bringing its
total investment to US$70 million. Synlogic plans to utilize customized medicine generated from probiotics
to treat the cause of several diseases. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the primary diseases aimed by
Synlogic in its primary phase. This...

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