Probi has signed a long-term agreement with Johnson & Johnson for the development of a probiotic product

ProvivaThe rapid growth of the probiotic segment and new exciting research on the importance of human microbiota have increased the interest from pharma companies, and their consumer health care divisions, in probiotic product development.

The Lund based Probi, wellknown for the bacterial strain behind Proviva, has over 25 years experience in the successful development of clinically substantiated, health enhancing probiotics. To further expand Probi’s product development pipeline and commercialize its strain portfolio, Probi has signed a long-term development agreement with Cilag GmbH International, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

The parties will jointly initiate a probiotic development program. The program will be funded under non-disclosed financial terms by Cilag GmbH International and Probi will contribute with probiotic expertise.