Lactobio is dedicated to research and development of new microbial solutions. Our discovery projects currently span different applications within skincare, human health, food and feed.
Lactobio has established and built a proprietary discovery and screening platform consisting of ∼1.500 new isolated Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and the collection is continuously growing with new isolates.
Our team of microbiologists, biotechnologists and biochemists identify, select and grow the best lactic acid bacterial strains to target microbiome dysfunctions associated with specific problems and diseases.
We use state-of-the-art genomics and metabolomics to select the most effective strains.
The human microbiome is a community of microorganisms that can be found all over our body surfaces, especially in the gut, skin, vagina and mouth, it includes fungi, yeasts, Archaea and viruses, but is mostly made up of bacteria.
The human microbiota consists of 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harbored by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut. It is estimated that the average person has a higher amount of microbial cells than human cells and that the interaction between the human and microbial cells is critical to sustain good health. The human microbiome consists of all the microbial genes, which out numbers by far the number of human genes in the body.
Skin has its own unique ecosystem consisting of millions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses which make up the skin microbiota, Just as certain bacteria are important for our intestinal health, a multitude of bacteria keeps our skin healthy. The skin microbiota thus assumes the role of a protector for the skin. It strengthens the immune system, controls the low pH value of the skin, strengthens the skin barrier and ensures an optimal moisture balance.
The skin microbiota is different from the microbiota in the gut. It is well known that maintaining a balance in the gut microbiome is important and beneficial to health but when it comes to skin care, bacteria have generally been perceived as something we need to remove. This narrative is beginning to change, and the skin microbiome is increasingly thought to be the key to enhancing skin appearance and health.
The microbiota plays an important role in a wide variety of skin disorders. Not only is the skin microbiome altered, but also surprisingly many skin diseases are accompanied by an altered gut microbiome. The microbiota is thus a key regulator for the immune system, with the aim to maintain homeostasis by communicating with cells, tissues and organs in a multifunctional manner. Hence, dysbiosis in the skin and/or gut microbiota is associated with an altered immune response, promoting the development of skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, dandruff, and even skin cancer.