Photo by http://benvandenbroecke.be/ Copyright, ISAPP 2019.

About Industry Membership & the Industry Advisory Committee

Industry members of ISAPP are part of a collaborative, innovation-focused community that helps advance probiotic and prebiotic science globally.

The 2018-2019 Industry Advisory Committee senior representative to the ISAPP Board of Directors is Dr. Marla Cunningham (mcunningham@nullmetagenics.com.au).

What IAC members say:

“ISAPP membership expands and strengthens our scientific and regulatory network on prebiotics, which can help us in future collaborations.”

“ISAPP provides an independent voice for scientific excellence, and publishing scientific [position] papers on particular topics in the field of prebiotics.”

“The annual meeting is very valuable to be informed of the latest developments in science in the field of pro- and prebiotics with excellent speakers.”

“The annual meeting gives excellent opportunities to network with other companies and scientists.”

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF INDUSTRY MEMBERS OF ISAPP?

ISAPP recognizes that representatives of companies conducting business in the fields of probiotics, prebiotics, and gut health can provide valuable insight into barriers to success and opportunities for development of the field. As an organization committed to the advancement of the science of probiotics and prebiotics, ISAPP can benefit from such perspectives. ISAPP’s Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is composed of representatives of member companies and serves the purpose of advising the ISAPP Board of Directors on issues of importance to the science of probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiomes.

ISAPP has strict policies related to undue influence of companies and conflict of interest.

The IAC exists in an advisory capacity only and does not hold voting power or authority over the decisions of the Board of Directors of ISAPP. ISAPP’s IAC representatives attending the annual meeting choose one IAC member to liaise with the ISAPP Board of Directors to provide industry perspective on issues relevant to the science. This IAC representative is invited to attend most board meetings (whether in person or by conference call) and chairs the IAC proceedings at the ISAPP annual meeting.

WHY DO COMPANIES JOIN ISAPP?

IAC members value their membership in ISAPP for many reasons:

  • IAC members become part of a collaborative group of industry and academic scientists with a common mission to advance the science of probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiomes.
  • IAC members can attend the ISAPP annual meeting, which is typically by-invitation-only. Each company can send up to two representatives to this vibrant annual event, which focuses on innovations in the science of probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, gut health, and microbiomes. The meeting combines plenary lectures; small, topical, discussion-based workshops; short, late breaking news talks; student posters; and ample opportunity to network with the top experts in the field. There is no cost for registration, but industry attendees must pay their own travel and accommodations.
  • IAC members can connect with ISAPP’s network of students and fellows to build relationships with some of the rising stars in related scientific fields.

WHAT DO THE IAC DUES SUPPORT?

IAC dues provide support for the full breadth of ISAPP initiatives. ISAPP is a credible, science-based voice for advancing the science of probiotics and prebiotics, and its accomplishments are in part made possible through funding by its IAC members. Those companies that value science and the advancement of education around probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiomes can ensure these activities continue through their annual dues. Summaries of ISAPP activities are found here.

HOW CAN A COMPANY JOIN THE ISAPP INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE?

Companies involved in, or developing involvement in, the manufacture of probiotics, prebiotics, or fermented foods (or products containing them) may be candidates for IAC membership. Additionally, companies involved more peripherally with the industry will be considered.

The ISAPP board of directors may evaluate the suitability of a company for IAC membership. Companies are welcomed for inclusion in the IAC if they demonstrate:

  • A science-based approach to probiotic, prebiotic, and fermented foods product development
  • A commitment to and funding of related research
  • A commitment to responsible product formulation and communications
  • A commitment to the mission of ISAPP and a willingness to work to toward that mission in a collaborative manner with the ISAPP Board of Directors and other IAC members
  • Willingness to pay established IAC membership fees
  • Willingness to comply with ISAPP Antitrust Compliance Policy

Furthermore:

  • IAC membership may be limited to assure a working group size conducive to accomplishing established goals
  • Company representatives participating in the IAC should be scientists
  • The final decision on whether to include a company in the IAC shall be made by the ISAPP Board of Directors to best meet the needs and maximize the credibility of the IAC
  • Membership in the IAC may be terminated by the Board of Directors at any time for any reason, by a majority vote of the Board

ISAPP ANTITRUST COMPLIANCE POLICY

It is the policy of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) and its Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) members to comply with laws and regulations applicable to their activities.

Among other things, ISAPP Board of Directors, the IAC, and other participants in ISAPP activities are subject to antitrust laws that prohibit fixing prices, allocating geographic markets, unfair or deceptive practices, setting profit levels, boycotts, and most other anticompetitive actions. ISAPP will neither permit nor condone anti-competitive behavior, whether willful or inadvertent, in connection with any ISAPP activity.

It is the duty of all participants in ISAPP activities to actively adhere to antitrust laws and to this Antitrust Compliance Policy. They are required to report to ISAPP Executive Director any activities, conduct or issues connected in any way to ISAPP that appear to involve significant antitrust risk. Furthermore, they shall interrupt and/or discontinue activities or conversations that pose antitrust risk.

Additionally, discussion among two or more providers that suggests intentional or unintentional fraudulent activity is illegal. Conversations involving discussion of matters that may violate applicable laws and regulations should always be avoided, even in private settings, and cannot be tolerated in connection with any ISAPP meeting or activity. Persons engaging in possible violations of ISAPP policy during meetings or activities will be required to cease such activities, and if necessary, are subject to ejection by the presiding officer of the meeting.

Questions concerning antitrust or other laws or regulations connected to ISAPP activities should be referred immediately to the Executive Director.

ISAPP THANKS IAC COMPANIES

ISAPP would like to thank the Industry Advisory Committee companies for their generous financial contributions to the support of the association’s activities. Meetings held in the following locations were significantly enhanced by these contributions:

  • Antwerp (2019)
  • Singapore (2018)
  • Chicago (2017)
  • Turku, Finland (2016)
  • Washington DC (2015)
  • Aberdeen Scotland (2014)
  • New York City, USA (2013)
  • 10th anniversary meeting in Cork, Ireland (2012)
  • Berkeley, California (2011)
  • Castelldefels, Spain (2010)
  • Irvine, California (2009)
  • London, Ontario, Canada (2008)
  • London UK (2007)
  • Coleraine Northern Ireland UK (2006)
  • Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA (2004)
  • Henley-on-Thames, UK (2003)
  • London, Ontario, Canada (2002)

Photo by http://benvandenbroecke.be/ Copyright, ISAPP 2019.

Below is the list of Industry Advisory Committee Members by year. The scientific contributions of the representatives from these companies are invaluable, especially for providing insight into how ISAPP might achieve its mission for advancing the science in the fields of probiotics and prebiotics.

2019 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • ADM Protexin
  • Bayer
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia AB
  • BioNeutra
  • CDRF
  • Chobani
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Clasado Limited
  • Clorox
  • Comet Bio
  • CP Kelco
  • Danisco Sweetners Oy Dupont
  • Danone Dairy Division
  • Danone Nutricia Research
  • Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics
  • Diana Nova
  • DSM/i-Health
  • Friesland Campina Innovation Center
  • General Mills, Inc./Yoplait
  • Glac Biotech
  • Ingredion
  • Kellogg
  • Kerry
  • Lesaffre
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • Morinaga Milk Industry
  • National Dairy Council
  • Nature’s Bounty
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Pharmavite, LLC
  • Prenexus Health
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sanofi
  • Seed
  • Sensus-Royal Cosun
  • Suedzucker AG Mannheim/Beneo
  • UAS Laboratories, LLC
  • Unilever
  • Winclove BV
  • Yakult Honsha Co.
  • Zespri

2018 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Bayer
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia AB
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Church & Dwight
  • Clasado Limited
  • Clorox
  • Danisco Sweetners Oy Dupont
  • Danone Dairy Division
  • Danone Nutricia Research
  • Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics
  • DSM/i-Health
  • Friesland Campina Innovation Center
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Ingredion
  • Kellogg
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Mendel Gene Tech
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • Morinaga Milk Industry
  • National Dairy Council
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Novozymes A/S
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Pharmavite, LLC
  • Prenexus Health
  • Probi
  • Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin)
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Seed
  • Sensus-Royal Cosun
  • Suedzucker AG Mannheim/Beneo
  • UAS Laboratories, LLC
  • Winclove BV
  • Yakult Honsha Co.
  • Zespri

2017 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Bayer
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia AB
  • Bio-K+ International
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Church & Dwight
  • Clasado Limited
  • Clorox
  • Danisco Sweetners Oy Dupont
  • Danone Research
  • DSM/i-Health
  • Friesland Campina Innovation Center
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Hills Pet Nutrition
  • Ingredion
  • Kellogg
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lallemand Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • National Dairy Council
  • Novozyme
  • Nutricia Research
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Pharmavite, LLC
  • Prenexus Health
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin)
  • Sensus-Royal Cosun
  • Suedzucker AG Mannheim/Beneo
  • Tate & Lyle
  • UAS Laboratories, LLC
  • uBiome
  • Valio
  • Winclove BV
  • Yakult Honsha Co.
  • Zespri

2016 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Bayer
  • Beneo/Suedzucker
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Bio-K+ International
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Clasado
  • Danisco
  • Danone Research
  • DSM/i-Health
  • Friesland Campina
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills
  • Ingredion
  • Lallemand Health Solutions
  • Mead Johnson
  • Mondelez
  • National Dairy Council
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia Research
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmavite
  • Prenexus Health
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Protexin
  • Sensus
  • Tate & Lyle
  • UAS Laboratories
  • Valio
  • Winclove Bio Industries
  • Yakult
  • Zespri

2015 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Beneo/Suedzucker
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Bio-K+ International
  • Cargill
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Church & Dwight
  • Clasado
  • Cosucra
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • DSM/i-Health
  • Egg Nutrition Center
  • Friesland Campina
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lallemand
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • National Dairy Council
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia
  • Pfizer
  • Probi AB
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Protexin
  • Sensus
  • Suedzucker AG Mannhein
  • UAS Laboratories
  • Valio
  • Winclove Bio Industries
  • Yakult
  • Zespri

2014 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Beneo/Suedzucker
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Bio-K International
  • Cargill
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Clasado
  • Cosucra
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Friesland Campina
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • National Dairy Council
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia
  • Probi AB
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Protexin
  • UAS Laboratories
  • Valio
  • Winclove Bio Industries
  • Yakult

2013 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Beneo/Suedzucker AG
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • BioK+
  • Cargill
  • CDRF
  • Chr Hansen
  • Clasado
  • Dairy Research Institute
  • Dannon
  • Danone
  • DuPont/Danisco
  • Fonterra
  • Friesland Campina
  • Ganeden
  • General Mills
  • Glycom
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Metagenics
  • Mondelez
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Pfizer
  • Probi
  • Probiotics International Ltd. (Protexin)
  • Renew Life Formulas
  • UAS Laboratories
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Yakult

2012 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Agropur Cooperative
  • Beneo-Orafti
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Bio-K+ International
  • CA Dairy Research Found
  • Cargill
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Clasado
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dairy Research Institute
  • Danisco
  • Danone Research
  • Dow Chemical
  • Fonterra
  • FrieslandCampina Domo
  • General Mills
  • Kellogg USA
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia Research
  • Pfizer
  • Probi
  • Probiotics International Ltd. (Protexin)
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Yakult

2011 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Agropur
  • Beneo-Orafti
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Cargill
  • CA Dairy Research Found.
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Clasado Ltd.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dairy Management Inc.
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Dow Chemical
  • DSM Food Specialties
  • FrieslandCampina Domo
  • Fonterra
  • General Mills
  • Gnosis BioResearch
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kellogg USA
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • NIZO
  • Nutricia Research
  • Pfizer
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Protexin
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Yakult

2010 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Agropur
  • Beneo-Orafti
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
  • Cargill
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Dow
  • FrieslandCampina Domo
  • General Mills
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kellogg
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • Pfizer Nutrition/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Yakult

2009 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Agropur
  • Beneo-Orafti
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • Cargill
  • California Dairy Research Foundation
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Dow
  • General Mills
  • GTC Nutrition
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kellogg
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Wyeth
  • Yakult

2008 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Agropur
  • AmVac
  • Beneo-Orafti
  • Biocodex
  • BioGaia
  • California Dairy Research Foundation
  • Cargill
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Dow
  • General Mills
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kellogg (Canada and USA)
  • Kraftv
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • Probi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • Valio
  • Winclove
  • Wyeth
  • Yakult

2007 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Agropur
  • BioGaia
  • California Dairy Research Foundation
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • General Mills
  • Hills Pet Nutrition
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • Orafti
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • Valio
  • Wyeth
  • Yakult

2006 INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • BioGaia
  • CDRF
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • General Mills
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson
  • Merck
  • Nestle
  • Orafti
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Yakult
  • Unilever

2004 INDUSTRY SUPPORT

  • Biogaia
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Dairy Management Inc.
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Fonterra
  • General Mills
  • Hills Pet Nutrition
  • Institut Rosell
  • Kraft
  • Mead Johnson
  • Nestle
  • Orafti
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rhodia
  • Wyeth

2003 INDUSTRY SUPPORT

  • Biogaia
  • Chr. Hansens
  • Danisco
  • Danone
  • Fonterra
  • Institut Rosell
  • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
  • Merck
  • Mofin Alce
  • Nestle
  • Novartis
  • Orafti
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rhodia, Inc.
  • Wyeth
  • Yakult

2002 INDUSTRY SUPPORT

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK
  • California Dairy Research Foundation
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danone
  • Institut Rosell
  • Mead Johnson
  • Nestle
  • Novartis
  • Orafti
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Rhodia
  • Wyeth
  • Yakult