As a hub for scientific cooperation, BINC Geneva funds research and fosters collaborations and exchanges to increase our understanding and promote innovation in the field of infant and maternal health solutions.
Through our research partnership programme, we foster collaborative research in our 4 areas of expertise : mother and child health, biotics and microbiome health, brain development, immunity and allergy.
Mechanistically, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), principally Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are considered a consequence of dysregulated interplay between host genetic-susceptibility and immunity, the enteric microenvironment, and environmental “triggers”, but the specific interactions that lead to IBD are unresolved.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the gut-brain interactions diagnosed in gastroenterology in children and adults. In addition to the increased bowel reactions such as cramps and diarrhea, pain receptors seem to be more sensitive.
On the 1st and 2nd of July 2023, BINC China held the 7th annual Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care (BINC) symposium in Kunming, China. Researchers from renowned institutes from across China presented important scientific advances in breastmilk research, infant microbiome, immune system maturation and HMOs as the next frontier in China.
In May, the BINC team attended the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN Annual Meeting). More than 4,000 global visitors got together for networking around science and infant nutrition with key opinion leaders, partners and practitioners.