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ProDigest

Website: http://www.prodigest.be
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Phone: +32 9 241 11 90
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ProDigest provides customized solutions to the operators in the market of food, functional food and pharmaceutical industry. They offer services in the field of gastrointestinal transit, bioavailability and metabolism of compounds based on the application of an extensive in vitro technology platform including a dynamic simulation model of the gastrointestinal tract. This technology platform is extended with expertise and access to animal trials and proof-of-concept human intervention studies.

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ProDigest is a spin-off company from the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), located at Ghent University (Belgium) and was founded by dr. ir. Sam Possemiers, dr. Massimo Marzorati and dr. ir. Willy Verstraete.

ProDigest's services in the field of gastrointestinal transit, bioavailability and metabolism are based on the application of an extensive in vitro technology platform which was developed at LabMET and which is organized round a dynamic simulation model of the gastrointestinal tract, called the Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME). This technology platform is combined with a wide range of in vitro assays, animal trials and proof-of-concept human intervention studies.

From in vitro to human studies, ProDigest offers a complete toolbox for gastrointestinal studies, to support your product development and functional food claim substantiation.

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Main interest:

  • Evaluation of the efficacy of innovative food ingredients towards specific endpoints
  • Selection of the most effective food ingredient
  • Evaluation of specific formulations containing an active ingredient

ProDigest focus:

  • Product testing, selection and evaluation
  • Services from in vitro to human trials
    • Small-scale in vitro screening experiments (metabolism, effect on the microbial community/bacterial attachment)
    • Identification of active compounds or precursors and isolation of microorganisms for biotechnological applications 
    • Solubility studies and absorption modeling
    • SHIME experiments: short and long term evaluation of the intestinal fate of specific compounds or formulations
    • Host-microbe interaction studies using attachment models and cell cultures
    • In vivo validation using animal models
    • Proof-of-concept validation in human trials

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Address: I&I Center UGent
Technologiepark 3
9052 Ghent
Belgium

Route: Via Google Maps
Website: http://www.prodigest.be

Phone: +32 9 241 11 90
Foundation date: 2007
Email: info@prodigest.eu

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