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
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. ICMR has formulated guidelines for probiotics being marketed as foods.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department under the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986 responsible for administering development and commercialization in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India.
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.
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is an organization of the United Nations mandated to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordination authority for health within the United Nations system.
ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics.
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.
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 society.
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).
USprobiotics.org site is a 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.
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.