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ISAPP board members to give a scientific overview of synbiotics in upcoming webinar

Many kinds of products are labeled as synbiotics – but how do they differ from each other? And do they all meet the scientific criteria for synbiotic ingredients?

To demystify the science of synbiotics – including ISAPP’s definition published in 2020 – ISAPP is holding a free webinar: Synbiotics: Definitions, Characterization, and Assessment. Two ISAPP board members, Profs. Bob Hutkins and Kelly Swanson, will present on the implications of the synbiotic definition for science and industry. They will clarify the difference between ‘complementary’ and ‘synergistic’ synbiotics and will cover the basics of meeting the criteria for synbiotic efficacy and safety. One challenge is learning when a synbiotic is required to have demonstrated both selective utilization of the microbiota in the same study that measures the health outcome. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions during the last 20 minutes of the webinar.

This webinar is for scientists, members of the public, and media who want a scientific overview on synbiotics as they appear in more and more consumer products.

The live webinar is scheduled for Friday, January 28th, 2022, from 10:00 am – 11:10 New York (Eastern) time.

Find out more and register here.