Gregor Reid with the Tukwamuane Yogurt mamas in Mwanza, Tanzania outside their community kitchen

Our Mission

To advance scientific excellence in probiotics and prebiotics


July 31, 2015

Three ISAPP board members (Drs. Salminen, Quigley and Sanders) and a gastroenterologist from University of Singapore (Dr. Reuben Wong) traveled to Bangkok to speak in an ISAPP-organized symposium at the Asian Federation of Societies of Lactic Acid Bacteria. The symposium focused on “The Future of Probiotics and Prebiotics.” The local hosts provided gracious hospitality and the audience of 341 from 23 countries was engaged in the latest science about clinical recommendations, gut barrier effect, use of probiotics in pediatrics and the ISAPP consensus panel. Meeting information. Photos from the meeting’s opening and closing ceremonies. 


July 22, 2015

IPA Europe announces a launch event, "Towards a Clear Status for Probiotics in Europe". September 30, 3016. Brussels. Register for event


June 14, 2015

ISAPP responded to a request by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for input on microbiome research priorities. ISAPP response 

May 12, 2015

ISAPP responds to the request by NIH-National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health for input into the Center’s future research efforts and priority setting. ISAPP response.


May 28, 2015

ISAPP filed comments on an FDA-CBER proposal regarding CMC information required for INDs on probiotic research (Federal Register Notice).  ISAPP welcomes this proposal by CBER that the label on a commercially available product would be adequate to satisfy CMC information.  ISAPP comments.



June 7-9, 2016

ISAPP 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Radisson Blu Marina Palace, Turku, Finland. Program coming soon!

Dr. Karen Scott, ISAPP President

Dr. Karen Scott, ISAPP President

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