Our Science: A Function-Specific Approach

Detrimental shift in the composition and/or function of the intestinal microbiota (referred to as dysbiosis) have been identified to be at the root of many chronic diseases.

The microbiome is the entire collection of microorganisms living in and on our body. Today, the gut microbiota that makes up 90% of the human microbiota is viewed as a virtual organ that is influencing many aspects of our health including immune, metabolic and neurobehavioral functions.

All this led to the realization that microbiome applications may allow to promote well-being, reduce the risk of diseases and even prevent or cure diseases.

At ACARYON, we dedicated ourselves to unlock the potential of microorganisms to benefit the health and wellness of humans and animals.

Focus on site specific microorganisms and specific mode fo action

Each individual has a unique microbiome that is determined by a complex combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. The co-development of the host and its microbiome and the continuous cross talk between both of them results in a complex symbiotic relation that profoundly influences health. Thus, mental health, sensitivity against infections, the development of autoimmune diseases or chronic diseases are among others influenced by the microbiome.

At ACARYON, we focus on establishing, increasing or restoring specific function(s) of the microbiome through approaches that minimize disturbance of the microbiome-host symbiotic relationship. Therefore, our probiotic and microbiome applications are based on specific microorganisms with known mode of action.

 -       Specific and knowledge-based approaches: Approaches based on microorganism consortia (i.e. fecal transplantation) may induce strong modulation of the individual microbial composition with unknown long-term adverse impact. Thus, we focus on enrichment or supplementation approaches with single bacterial strains or a combination of few strains that address specific modes of action.