Technology Insight Report – Probiotics
Summary of Report
This report takes a look into the patenting activity around probiotics uncovering the companies, inventors, intellectual property trends and other key indicators. Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism.
This report graphically analyzes probiotics markets from many perspectives, categorizes and highlights the key companies involved, defines unique keywords. This report also covers the global probiotics marketplace. It focuses particularly on the markets and opportunities for probiotics in medical applications, formulations, processing technologies, and various microbes. The study considers future opportunities for new application markets.
This report was prepared by mining patent data using Patent iNSIGHT Pro, a comprehensive patent analysis platform that helps one accelerate time-to-decision from patent analysis activities.
Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be helpful. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live …