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Presentation of abstract at Probiotics and Prebiotics conference

03 May 2017

OptiBiotix Health plc (AIM: OPTI), a life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and skin care, announces that it has had an abstract accepted for presentation at the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics in Budapest, Hungary from 20 - 22 June 2017 (IPC2017). IPC2017 is the largest scientific conference worldwide focusing on probiotics and prebiotics for scientists, researchers, product developers, industry and the investment community. The conference attracts up to 500 leading scientists, opinion leaders, investors, and clinicians from more than 80 countries.

The abstract, titled "The Development of a Targeted Synergistic Synbiotic for Lactobacillus plantarum LPLDL®", describes how by combining its OptiScreen® and OptiBiotic®, OptiBiotix were able to synthesise a dietary fibre that substantially enhances the cholesterol reducing activity of LPLDL® in gut models. This creates the potential for next generation LPLDL® products with cholesterol reduction levels potentially approaching those of statins.

Commenting, Stephen O'Hara, CEO of OptiBiotix said: "This abstract demonstrates the ability of OptiBiotix to create targeted prebiotics which when combined with a probiotic greatly enhances the probiotics growth and biological effect, in this case cholesterol reduction. This new research highlights the potential for the development of species or genera-specific probiotics to selectively enhance the growth and health benefits of existing probiotics. This has the potential to provide improved next generation products with enhanced performance and product differentiation in the probiotics functional food market, a market that is expected to be worth in excess of $46.5bn by 2020.


For further information, please contact:

OptiBiotix Health Plc
Stephen O'Hara, Chief Executive
Contact via Walbrook below
Walbrook PR Ltd
Anna Dunphy
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]
Mob: 07876 741 001


About OptiBiotix - www.optibiotix.com

OptiBiotix was formed in March 2012 to develop compounds which modify the human microbiome - the collective genome of the microbes in the body - to prevent and manage human disease.

The aim of OptiBiotix is to discover and develop microbial strains, compounds and formulations, which modulate the human microbiome and can be used as food ingredients and supplements or active compounds for the prevention and management of human metabolic diseases, examples of which include obesity, cholesterol and lipid distribution and diabetes.

OptiBiotix has established a pipeline of microbiome modulators that can impact on lipid and cholesterol management, energy harvest and appetite suppression. The development pipeline is fuelled by its proprietary OptiScreen® and OptiBiotic® platform technologies designed to identify metabolic pathways and compounds that impact on human physiology and bring potential health benefits. These platforms are applicable across a wider range of other human diseases.