CORK, IRELAND — Nestle SA and APC Microbiome Eire are collaborating to analysis the human microbiome.
By the undertaking Nestle, Vevey, Switzerland, will discover alternatives to strengthen its portfolio of toddler and maternal diet merchandise, mentioned Jonathan O’Regan, PhD, head of Nestle’s R&D facility in Askeaton, Eire. Nestle owns manufacturers equivalent to Gerber, Nestle NaturNes, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Nido.
“Microbes are important contributors to human well being,” Dr. O’Regan mentioned. “They defend us towards pathogens, assist our immune system develop and allow us to digest meals to provide vitality. This collaboration with APC, which is a worldwide chief in microbiome analysis, is a chance for us to deepen our data for future product improvement.”
APC Microbiome Eire is a Science Basis Eire Analysis Centre primarily based in College School Cork (UCC). Main the undertaking can be Catherine Stanton, PhD, senior principal analysis officer within the Teagasc Meals Biosciences division and analysis professor at UCC, and Paul Ross, PhD, director of APC and college within the Faculty of Microbiology at UCC.
“That is an thrilling undertaking, and we’re delighted to crew up with Nestle once more on this progressive analysis,” Dr. Ross mentioned. “It underlines APC’s world-class credentials as a frontrunner within the microbiome analysis area and the way we may also help main world meals and diet corporations like Nestle develop merchandise with well being advantages.”
Final 12 months APC Microbiome Eire entered a two-year analysis undertaking with Tate & Lyle to extend understanding of how dietary fiber could impression how the intestine microbiome features.