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ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in basic and applied research on probiotics and prebiotics. The scientists participating in ISAPP have a common interest in generating high-quality scientific information for the probiotic and prebiotic fields and providing guidance for collaborative and multidisciplinary research. ISAPP is the only scientific organization dedicated specifically to probiotics and prebiotics, bringing together scientists from all pertinent disciplines, including food science, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and human and animal nutrition.
The organization raises the scientific credibility of the field by working with experts, conducting meetings, and facilitating high-quality research. As a scientific society, ISAPP focuses on advancing the science rather than promoting specific commercial products. Industry involvement is considered important to this organization, but no industry group or commercial entity dictates the activities or opinions of ISAPP.
ISAPP activities also benefit users of probiotic and prebiotic products by providing an objective, science-based voice that they can trust to help guide informed choices.