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Probiotic Enumeration by Flow Cytometry: Method Scope Extension of ISO 19344 - Benkowski and Schoeni

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The 2016 retail value of probiotic consumption was estimated to be $39.9 billion; $4.3 billion was attributed to dietary supplements. In a sector where 38% growth is expected between 2016 and 2021, probiotic dietary supplement stakeholders are demanding more information about quantity, quality, and identity of organisms in probiotic products. Increasingly, flow cytometry is being used to address manufacturers’ and consumers’ demands, and has shown promise in rapidly providing precise quantitative and qualitative probiotic information.