Developing breast milk-derived live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) for infants with compromised microbiomes.
THE POWER OF THE MICROBIOME
Do you ever get that ‘gut feeling?’ Your microbiome consists of the communities of bacteria which live on and in you. The bacteria living in your gut play an important role in supporting healthy immune, metabolic and digestive processes in the rest of your body.
Your microbiome is 'set up' during your earliest stages in life, as a baby, largely through breastfeeding. In fact, 40% of the bacteria which inhabit your gut are introduced through your mother’s breast milk. These bacterial communities can have major implications on health later in life. This is why it's vital to make sure that the 'right' bacteria are introduced at this crucial early stage.
At BoobyBiome we understand that breastfeeding can be a sensitive and difficult issue for some women. We intend to harness the 'power of microbiomes' to ensure that all babies have the best possible start in life.
BoobyBiome, a female-led UK-micro SME, is developing a rationally-designed live biotherapeutic product (LBP) tailored for babies with compromised microbiomes. Informed by rigorous scientific testing and precise characterisation of breast milk, the LBP will replenish the infant gut to a healthier state.
We aim to promote healthy infant development by recreating the community of beneficial bacteria associated with breast milk and exerting real change in the healthcare sector.