Improved health and well-being with clinically-tested probiotic products

The core of BioGaia’s business is clinicallytested and user-friendly probiotic products. This is also the company’s main contribution to sustainable development in a wider perspective.

BioGaia’s business mission is based on well-documented probiotic products contributing to the health and well-being of people worldwide. The probiotics can also be used preventively to strengthen the immune system, which can contribute to reduced use of antibiotics and thus reduced risk of antibiotic resistance. The company’s products are currently available in 100 countries worldwide.

Research and development

BioGaia collaborates with independent researchers who study the effects of BioGaia’s probiotic strains, both in humans and in the laboratory. The company also performs its own research to develop new products and improve existing ones. To enable a broader product portfolio in the future, BioGaia works strategically with business development. The subsidiary BioGaia Pharma and the acquisition of the research company MetaboGen create conditions for working with the entire microbiome in all regulatory categories.

Social responsibility

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest global health threats. In addition to the core business, BioGaia is actively involved in spreading awareness within this area. At the end of 2017 an independent foundation was formed to provide financial support to individuals who research or work to spread awareness of antibiotic resistance. During 2018 the Foundation awarded SEK 4 million to four research projects, three at the Karolinska Institute and one at Uppsala University.

Important issues

  • Clinically-tested probiotics
  • Social responsibility

Targets and results

BioGaia’s aim is continued growth through geographic expansion and continuous product and business development.

2018

  • Presence in 100 countries
  • 1.3 billion doses
  • SEK 100 million to research and development
  • SEK 4 million awarded to research projects by the Foundation to prevent antibiotic resistance

 

BioGaia’s contribution to the UN’s global development goals

On 1 January 2016 the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into effect with 17 Sustainable Development Goals. BioGaia supports all the goals but the overall areas where BioGaia has the best possibility to influence social development in a wider perspective are those closest to the operations.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.