Probiotics is a relatively new and exciting area of science being studied around the world! Below are some resources dedicated to expanding the knowledge-base and applications for probiotics.
Probiotic Association of India (PAI) is created to brief the viewers / readers with the recent updates and new breakthroughs on probiotic research, product development, health claims associated with probiotic foods along with the forthcoming scientific activities and events related to the subject happening across the world including India.http://www.probioticindia.com/
ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics.http://www.isapp.net/
The International Probiotics Association (IPA), an international organization for industry and academia, aims to provide a unique forum for the exchange of research and latest breakthroughs in probiotic technology and new product development.http://www.internationalprobiotics.org/
Yakult research institute approaches research and development on the basis of these concepts. Our institute pursues Yakult's life science, which is the search for new possibilities for lactic acid bacteria to play a role in our health in the future.http://institute.yakult.co.jp/english/about/
To best meet the specificities of the various regions in which Danone operates, Danone Nutricia Research’s scientific teams are presents in 55 countries to promote proximity with consumers and their markets and develop products close to local needs and tastes.http://www.danone.com/en/for-all/research-innovation/our-research-at-a-glance/a-global-presence/
The AFSLAB bring together constituted scientific societies and study groups in Asia, that deal with lactic acid bacteria-related fields. Its constituent societies are therefore national or regional society members representing scientists who are interested in the working in the field of LAB. AFSLAB is an international, non-profit, non-government, professional organization open to all societies and study groups interested in LAB and related sciences.http://afslab.asia/about.php
The National Dairy Council (NDC), the nutrition marketing arm of Dairy Management Inc., aims to provide scientifically sound nutrition information to the media, physicians, dietitians, nurses, educators, consumers and others concerned about fostering a healthier societyhttp://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/Pages/Home.aspx?gclid=CLvRr72Y9qwCFQg1hwodp3kOTQ
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), as part of the National Institutes of Health, is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).http://nccam.nih.gov/
Website with comprehensive resource on probiotic research and development and the consumer benefits of probiotics in the United States as well as a reference for global probiotic activities.http://cdrf.org/home/checkoff-investments/usprobiotics/
The Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics was established in 2001 by a grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund as a means to bring together experts in Canada who specialize in probiotics and applications thereof.http://www.crdc-probiotics.ca/
The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of over 100 Member Societies and 4 Regional Associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individual members worldwide. This organization focuses on the improvement of standards in gastroenterology training and education on a global scale.
WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes - Including 15 chapters by global experts on gut microbiota, its role in health and disease, probiotics and prebiotics.http://www.wgofoundation.org/2014-resources
ILSI Europe publishes a variety of documents relevant to the probiotic and prebiotic fields, including: Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Gut Microbiota (2013)http://www.ilsi.org/Europe/Publications/Prebiotics-Probiotics.pdf
See full list of publicationshttp://www.ilsi.org/Europe/Pages/Probiotics-Publications.aspx