Professor Simon Gaisford

UCL School of Pharmacy

Professor Gaisford is Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics at UCL’s School of Pharmacy. He joined in 2003, having previously been a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Huddersfield. Prof Gaisford is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester and has published 137 papers and four books.

Dr Frederic Moens


Dr Moens is a project manager in microbiome research with research organisation ProDigest. He is skilled in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and has published many academic and journal papers. He has a PhD in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Ingvar Bjarnason

King’s College Hospital

Recognised as one of the top gastroenterologists in the UK, Professor Bjarnason is a world leader in the treatment of aspects of gastrointestinal disease. He is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed clinical papers. He takes, at all times, a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, backed-up with his own research.

Dr Bu Hayee

King’s College Hospital

Dr Hayee is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at King’s College Hospital and has been Clinical Lead for nearly five years. He trained at Guy’s Hospital and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2015. He is nationally accredited for bowel cancer screening colonoscopy and has a specialist interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Professor Vanya Gant

University College London Hospital

Professor Gant is Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director for Infection at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at UCL Hospitals Trust, which he joined in 1999. He spent five years at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Trust as Senior Lecturer in Microbiology. He has an active research programme and serves on several Government-appointed national committees.

Dr Pieter Van den Abbeele


Dr. Pieter Van den Abbeele performed his PhD at LabMET, Ghent University, and was awarded a science and health award for his work. After postdoctoral research at Ghent University, Pieter Van den Abbeele joined ProDigest bvba as Chief Scientific Officer.

Our commitment to research

Founded in 2002, Symprove Ltd has from the start been committed to extensive research and testing. We want you to live a healthier, happier life, and because of this we’ve supported multiple research programmes, both into the microbiome and Symprove itself.

Several scientific studies have been carried out on Symprove and studies published so far have looked at:

  • Effective delivery system – survival of the Symprove bacteria through the Gastrointestinal tract
  • Gut function and how this is impacted by use of multistrain live bacteria products
  • Emerging research – The impact of Symprove on other components of the microflora and implications for the maintenance of human health

How Symprove is tested

Symprove undergoes rigorous testing before being dispatched to our customers.
Because we’re so committed to making sure Symprove meets our strict manufacturing guidelines, each batch is tested three times by an independent laboratory.
The independent testing is carried out by a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) laboratory.

Gluten free testing

We use barley extract to create Symprove, during the production process any gluten in the barley is removed. Samples are sent to be checked to ensure Symprove remains under the 20 parts per million limits for a gluten free product.
All this means we can be confident your bottle of Symprove is rigorously tested and of the highest quality.

Independent studies

Read more about King’s College London and UCL independent studies on Symprove by visiting Symprove for Professionals.


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