Treating Gastrointestinal Conditions

Help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

WBA are seeking novel technologies, insights and expertise which can either Treat, Monitor or can help Prevent – Gastrointestinal Conditions.



Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Their vision is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty – caring for people and communities around the world and helping everyone to lead healthier and happier lives.  

We live in a time of incredible challenge and opportunities for our health and wellbeing – the world of pharmacy and healthcare is constantly changing. WBA’s ambitions are to continue to grow their research and innovation partnerships and search for innovative products in consumer healthcare (OTC) categories such as Gastrointestinal Conditions (Heartburn, indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea, gut health, stomach pain and cramps).


People of all ages are affected by GI conditions – often short-lived – which can cause disruption and inconvenience. WBA are seeking novel technologies, insights and expertise which are relevant to their continued development of products and services which can either Treat, Monitor or can help Prevent – Gastrointestinal Conditions. The solutions may be systemic products, consumer devices, diagnostic services, educational programmes, or otherwise. They should be relevant to consumers globally and suitable for sale through WBA's retail channels.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral supplements, including pre- and probiotics
  • Inflammatory gut conditions
  • Indigestion and heartburn remedies
  • Constipation and diarrhoea remedies
  • Natural options and novel formats

Consumer Healthcare technologies are the main interest (not Rx). Opportunities should be suitable for both the US (Walgreens) and UK (Boots) markets.

What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to work with and partner WBA, who can offer their knowledge, expertise and networks in research, development and retail. WBA can provide global market and consumer insight, and the capability to take an idea or innovation and to develop it into a consumer relevant proposition to sell in their retail stores or online.

WBA are open to propositions from individuals, consultants, universities, spinout companies and SMEs. A successful application could lead to partnerships/joint ventures to co-develop and bring an idea to market, exclusive licensing of technologies or IP, or potentially the opportunity to become a part of the wider WBA business.

Ideally solutions will have some proof of concept evidence. However, WBA are open to solutions at any stage if the opportunity is great enough.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.

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