PIONEERS IN PROBIOTIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
In the mid 1980s, a bold research project was launched at Lund University. The aim was to study if introducing “the right” sort of intestinal bacteria could help save the lives of critically ill patients. At that time, researchers had limited knowledge about the importance of intestinal flora, which made it an exceptionally visionary project.
The researchers, Probi's founders, studied the intestinal flora of healthy and ill individuals. They observed correlations that prompted them to hypothesize that some bacteria lacking in the most seriously ill patients could actually provide medicinal benefits.
Bacteria strains deemed to have the best chances of functioning were carefully selected, and Probi was founded to provide a platform for development towards a finished product.