Project

The Fempro-project: formulation, delivery and assessment of efficacy of vaginal probiotics

Acronym
Het Fempro-project_2
Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 December 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
vaginal probiotic
 
Project description

The development and safety, acceptability and efficacy evaluation of a new vaginal probiotic delivery system, more specifically fast desintegrating starch pellets layered with selected probiotic lactobacilli, to restore and to maintain the vaginal (lactobacilli-dominated) microflora. The applications of the proposed research include the prevention and treatment of: - disturbed vaginal microflora/bacterial vaginosis - ascending genital tract infection in non-pregnant and pregnant women - acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases.