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Integrated product development (IPD) is a strategy that promotes the integration of multidisciplinary teams as part of the development process. It leverages a holistic approach to achieve key objectives of improved efficiencies, shortened timelines and reduced costs in bringing a product to market succeeding by involving all functional team members early in the development process.
According to the US FDA definition, probiotics are classified as Live Biotherapeutic Products (LBP) i.e. products that contain live organisms such as bacteria or yeast, found naturally in humans. The most common bacteria belong to the groups Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Probiotics have a long global history of traditional use. Normally consumed through fermented foods and sold mostly as ingredients in foods or nutritional supplements. There is a thin line between nutritional supplements and drugs.