Danone Nutricia Research
Danone Nutricia Research is part of Group Danone, one of the most successful health food companies in the world. Its mission is to bring health through tasty, nutritious and affordable food and beverage products to as many people as possible. Group Danone enjoys leading positions on healthy food in four businesses: fresh dairy products, waters, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Our medical nutrition products range from enteral medical nutrition to advanced medical nutrition for people with special nutritional requirements. The strategy of the Advanced Medical Nutrition division is to raise awareness of the value of advanced medical nutrition in the disease management and support of people across the healthcare spectrum; and to develop and market targeted high-value nutrition for every important patient category.
Danone Nutricia Research in Utrecht, The Netherlands, is a science-driven and consumer-led research organization that specializes in Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition. We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated growth, development or health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients. For this purpose we perform research into the complex interaction between nutrition, biological processes and disease mechanisms in the human body. We work in multi-disciplinary teams ranging from immunologists, biologists and microbiologists, to neuroscientists and metabolism experts. We enjoy support from a network of international partners that includes research institutes, universities, hospitals, and industrial suppliers. There is a strong focus on the elderly population and nutritional needs in chronic disease. We see enormous potential in disease targeted nutrition; focusing on improving clinical outcomes by helping to delay the progression of specific conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease.