Frédéric Moens

Head of Research And Development at ProDigest

Dr. ir. Frédéric Moens performed his PhD at the Research Group of Industrial Microbiology and Food Biotechnology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium).

His research dealt with the microbial metabolism and interactions in complex fermentation ecosystems, namely the human colon fermentation and cocoa bean fermentation processes. After obtaining his PhD (2016) Frédéric Moens joined ProDigest bvba, which is a spin-off company that commercialized the various in vitro models developed at LabMET. His current role is Project Manager R&D.

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The probiotic potential of SYMPROVE: an in-depth study using the SHIME® technology platform

  • The bacteria of SYMPROVE SURVIVE the passage through the upper GIT and ARRIVE in the colon. The bacteria THRIVE in the colon, colonizing it and being metabolically active
  • The bacteria DRIVE the colonic microbiota towards increased butyrate production
  • The DRIVE results in improved barrier integrity and a reduction of the inflammatory state of the host