Biocodex in Canada

Biocodex Canada

Biocodex is a family-owned multinational pharmaceutical company founded in France in 1953. The initial focus of the company was gastroenterology, featuring a unique probiotic: Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745®, the first probiotic drug to have a positive effect on intestinal microbiota.


The history of Biocodex started in 1923 with the discovery of the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745® in Indochina by Henri Boulard. In 1953, the Hublot and Vallet families acquired the rights to Henri Boulard’s yeast strain and fermentation process launching Biocodex.

Today, Biocodex has transformed itself, expanding its development around three pillars, microbiota, women’s heath, and orphan drugs. They are represented by 17 different subsidiaries across the globe and over 1,500 employees.

Canada subsidiary was created in 2013 and has since offered 8 years of gut support to the Canadians, commercializing Biocodex flagship probiotic under the name “Florastor” as a natural health product.