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The objective of this study was to assist our client in assessing the potential opportunities in medicine and related areas for the yeast species Saccharomyces boulardii.

The study provides an overview of the S. boulardii market. This included an analysis of market size (by volume and value), market trends and future growth potential, key market segments, geographic considerations, supply chain characteristics, competitors, key success factors, barriers to entry and an overview of the current IP and technological positions.

This information obtained in this study assisted our client in formulating its strategy for producing higher value speciality products.

The report contains specific recommendations as to the best and most cost-effective approach to the market, and gives advice on other potential strategic approaches.


During the course of the study ~20 contacts were made with S. boulardii producers (both API and food grade), distributors, supplement manufacturers in US, Europe, India, Korea and Brazil. Interviews were conducted with those knowledgeable in the industry.

CPL carried out an extensive search for S. boulardii on the drugs databases and patent and trademark databases in US, Europe, India, Korea and Brazil.

The main contents of the study were based on a large number of other sources including in-house databases, government regulators, trade journals, patent databases, scientific journals and existing reports on the probiotics market in US and Europe.

The data collected were used to assess and analyze the issues above in sufficient depth to allow strategic conclusions to be drawn.

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Table of Contents



Principle findings


  • Key success factors
  • Barriers to entry



Supply chain


  • Probiotics
  • Gastrointestinal drugs
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
    • Global market
    • US market
    • European market
    • Indian market
    • Brazilian market


  • 6 biotech companies

Examples of products containing S. boulardii

Products and prices

  • Prices
  • Products containing S. boulardii as drugs

Scientific substantiation

  • Summary
  • Abstracts of 25 recent significant scientific papers
  • Studies funded by a key player


  • Overview of contact views

Contact reports

  • 6 yeast producers
  • 10 supplement and drugs manufacturers
  • 1 other probiotics company
  • Distributors
  • Consultancies
  • Academicians


  • Overview
  • 22 articles

Patents-IP and technological positions

  • Patent abstracts

Pharmaceutical products

  • FDA
  • EFSA


23 Tables

18 Figures

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