FDBusiness.com

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences Opens

 Breaking News
  • HKScan Strengthens its Meals Offering With Investment in Estonia HKScan, the leading Nordic food company, plans to invest in its Rakvere unit in Estonia. The €8 million investment will go towards modernising the unit’s frying department, including the expansion of the building and the installation of new cooking and packaging lines enabling implementation of new technologies and packaging solutions. Construction is to commence in [...]...
  • Food and Drink is at the Heart of the UK’s Largest Packaging Show Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February-1 March 2018, and is set to be the most innovative show to date. With over 290 exhibitors already signed up, the UK’s largest annual event for the entire packaging supply chain will feature the latest industry innovations and technologies, alongside a major free-to-attend [...]...
  • AGRO Merchants Group Acquires Grocontinental AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced today the acquisition of UK-based Grocontinental Limited. This transaction reinforces AGRO’s position as the leading cold storage and logistics provider in the United Kingdom and Ireland, deepens its commodity expertise, and substantially enhances its value-added service offerings for customers. David Grocott and Linda Grocott, third generation owners of [...]...
  • Trade Fair and More – The Event and Congress Programme For Anuga FoodTec 2018 Resource efficiency will be the primary focus of Anuga FoodTec 2018, the leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry, which will be held in Cologne, Germany from 20 to 23 March 2018. Around 1,700 suppliers from more than 50 countries will be presenting their new products for the production and packing of [...]...
  • TINE to Invest €77 Million in New Jarlsberg Plant in Ireland TINE, Norway’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, is to invest €77 million in a dairy with the capacity to produce 20,000 tonnes of Jarlsberg cheese a year. The goal is to secure and strengthen Jarlsberg sales outside of Norway as export supports are phased out in 2020. This will make export of Jarlsberg from Norway unprofitable. “Jarlsberg [...]...

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences Opens

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences Opens
November 05
11:35 2012

Nestlé has officially opened the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. NIHS research aims to provide the scientific rationale for targeted nutritional medical products to help manage health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. Such nutrition will ultimately help to support healthy ageing.

The institute, housed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will focus on the areas of brain health, metabolic health and gastro-intestinal health. The new building will allow NIHS to expand its current activities.

“Nestlé has always led from the front when developing new manufacturing processes, products and packaging as well as new ways to connect with consumers,” says Paul Bulcke, Nestlé’s chief executive. “One of our biggest opportunities for growth is to focus research on science-based nutritional solutions to help prevent or manage chronic diseases. The work of the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will strengthen our position as the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company.”

Chronic non-communicable diseases like obesity and diabetes are highly complex. They are the result of a multifaceted relationship between genes, diet and lifestyle – and the nature of this relationship is different for each one of us.

A more targeted nutrition that takes account of these complexities requires a deeper understanding of human health and disease, right down to the molecular level. To gain this understanding the NIHS has established leading edge capability in new technologies.

The NIHS, created in January 2011, is part of the company’s global research and development network.

Today NIHS has established expertise and research approaches such as integrated systems biology, next-generation sequencing and human genetics, as well as metabonomics, including lipidomics.

NIHS is based on the EPFL campus, which will help to continue Nestlé’s collaboration and partnership with the University. The company’s long-standing collaboration with the EPFL includes research into brain health. It also collaborates with the Nestlé Research Center, also based in Lausanne.

The work of the NIHS will support product development for Nestlé Health Science, a Nestlé subsidiary, also established in January 2011, which offers nutritional solutions for people with specific dietary needs related to illness, disease or the challenges of different stages of life.

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences paves the way for a new element in Nestlé’s R&D approach to nutrition, health and wellness.

In June, the company opened a Clinical Development Unit in Lausanne, Switzerland. In August, Nestlé announced an addition to its Product Technology Centre in Konolfingen, Switzerland, which focuses on the development of infant formula, dairy products and medical nutrition.

In November, the company will open a new Research & Development Centre in Manesar, India.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements