The birth of “postbiotics”: Harnessing the power of lactic acid bacteria for human well-being

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Nitto Pharmaceuticals, a 70-year-old company based near Kyoto in Japan, is looking to certain strains of gut bacteria to aid in the development of products to support human health as well as treat disease. Using the bacteria themselves, or metabolites derived from them, Nitto Pharma is planning to market functional foods to improve wellness, eventually testing certain active compounds in the clinic for a variety of human diseases.

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