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Advancing Scientific Excellence

in probiotics and prebiotics

We Are

The international non-profit organization that champions probiotic and prebiotic science. Founded in 2002, ISAPP brings together global leading scientific experts and has shifted the paradigm for how probiotics and prebiotics are studied and understood.

We’re Committed To

Stewardship of the field by highlighting scientific progress, addressing misleading information and by communicating with regulators

Advancing the science by supporting scientific discussions that lead to high-quality publications on topics of interest

Educating stakeholders by creating tailored programs and materials that accurately represent current science

We set ourselves apart

Putting the science first. We are committed to scientific integrity and transparency and believe advancements in the probiotic and prebiotic fields are driven by rigorous scientific approaches and science-based communications.

For Scientists

Our ISAPP Science Blog is the voice of knowledge leaders in the field, who offer nuanced perspectives on issues that affect the science of probiotics and prebiotics. You can find our latest news here, along with scientific resources and ISAPP publications.

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For Consumers

You may have heard conflicting information about probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods. Our resources section is a one-stop-shop for reliable, science-based information on related topics, including: What are prebiotics? How healthy are fermented foods? Are probiotics useful?

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For Students

Through our Students and Fellows Association (SFA), you can become part of a community of scientists focused on probiotics, prebiotics, and related fields. Connect digitally, or meet in person at our annual meeting for valuable networking opportunities.

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For Clinicians

Staying up to date on the latest clinical data on probiotics and prebiotics can be difficult for busy physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. ISAPP collects resources to help health professionals find the evidence they need for probiotics and prebiotics in clinical use.

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Latest Posts and ISAPP Publications

A Miracle Treatment! Or Not?

By Daniel J. Merenstein, MD, Professor, Department of Family…

The past decade of probiotics and prebiotics research: ISAPP board members share their perspectives.

By ISAPP board members, compiled by Kristina Campbell Scientific…

The FDA’s view on the term “probiotics”

By James Heimbach, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., JHEIMBACH LLC, Port Royal,…

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Globobiotics!

By Prof. Colin Hill, PhD, APC Microbiome Ireland, University…

Maintaining a family tradition: Bulgarian whole fermented cabbage

By Mariya Petrova, PhD, Microbiome insights and Probiotics Consultancy,…

Highlighting the importance of lactic acid bacteria: An interview with Prof. Seppo Salminen

By Kristina Campbell, M.Sc., science & medical writer   In…

Misleading press about probiotics: ISAPP responses

By Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, Executive Science Officer, ISAPP It…

ISAPP helps inform UK Parliament

By Prof. Glenn Gibson, University of Reading, UK An All Party…

Harmonized Probiotic Guidelines to be discussed at Codex Alimentarius meeting November 24 - 29

By Mary Ellen Sanders PhD, Executive Science Officer, ISAPP In…

Lactobacillus bacteremia in critically ill patients does not raise questions about safety for general consumers

By Dan Merenstein MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown…

Reflections on a career in probiotic science, from ISAPP founding board member Prof. Gregor Reid

Past President and founding board member Prof. Gregor Reid is…

ISAPP’s Annual Meeting

The ISAPP 2020 meeting will be held in Banff, Canada

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