Dr Nigel Plummer
An interview with Dr Nigel Plummer:
Can you tell us about your background and how and when Proven probiotics was founded?
NP: First and foremost, I am a microbiologist, and so probiotics was obviously a field that was always close to my learning and expertise. In 1992, we developed our first probiotic, which was aimed at prevention of diarrhoea in baby pigs and calves. In 1996, we developed our first probiotic for humans. For many years, we then provided major supplement brands with our probiotic strains. From 2001, we conducted our first clinical trial in humans – on our proprietary probiotic consortium we call Lab4 – at Cambridge University on antibiotic associated C. difficile diarrhoea. We have now conducted 12 additional clinical studies looking at the impact of Lab4 of many aspects of human physiology. In 2012, we decided to launch our own brand incorporating Lab4 in addition to continuing to provide other supplement brands globally with private label probiotic products. This brand was ProVen.
Who owns the company?
NP: I do