State-of-the-Art Formulation Technology
Enterologics has identified a new, state-of-the-art technology for preserving probiotics so that they can be stored at room temperature without loss of potency. The technology was invented by Universal Stabilization Technologies, Inc. Enterologics has an exclusive option to evaluate and license this technology for use in E. coli probiotics.
Why is this important? It is difficult for consumers to know if probiotic products purchased over-the-counter contain live, active bacteria. Some product labels provide no information about the probiotic strain or number of viable cells per serving or capsule. Others report counts of viable cells at the time of manufacture, not at the time of purchase.
Potency is a critical piece of information, especially since traditional freeze-drying approaches may damage probiotics. They may be particularly vulnerable to temperature, which is why some probiotics are only found in refrigerated cases.
Our goal is to produce products that can meet the rigorous standards of biologic drugs for potency. Because a stable, viable delivery format is a critical element for medical applications, this new preservation technology is a core element of our development program.