Probiota 2018: The global future for probiotics – golden dreams or mission impossible?

Posted 4 January, 2018

Pen & Tec Consulting is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of IPA World Congress + Probiota 2018, a leading annual event for the global prebiotic, probiotic and the microbiota focused food and pharma industries. This year, the event will be held in Barcelona, Spain and brings together leading experts from business and academia to present the latest scientific, technical and market insights and to discuss innovation and growth in today’s market.

Pen & Tec will be providing a regulatory advice at our Regulatory Clinic that will run throughout the event. You are welcome to come along and meet our experts for face-to-face chat.

Dr Elinor McCartney, an expert in prebiotics and probiotics and has over 30 years’ experience in product development and EU regulatory affairs, is taking part at the panel debate on February 8 on the topic “Regulation and policy: The shifting sands of Europe”. During the debate, experts will discuss a range of important regulatory issues for prebiotics and probiotics including the regulatory stalemate in Europe and how countries like Switzerland and Italy are slowly changing the game. Also, up for discussion is how recent changes to medical device regulations may impact the industry, whether the new ISAPP definition for prebiotics will mean new regulatory issues, and whether medical and pharmaceutical routes offer new opportunities.

Dr McCartney together with Ing Liza Van den Eede, Regulatory Affairs Director for Pen & Tec Consulting, will be hosting a round table lunch discussion dedicated to the global future of probiotics. If you are interested to find out about how regulators review the safety and efficacy of existing and new probiotic strains; if the microbial genome is our best friend or our worst enemy make sure you reserve your seat as the number of seats is limited!

There is just one month to go, so if you are interested in attending this event please get your ticket soon. To save 30%, please use Pen & Tec discount promotional code: PEN&TEC30.

We look forward to meeting you at IPA World Congress + Probiota 2018 in Barcelona.