DuPont teams up with China’s By-Health to fuel probiotics innovation
The collaboration aims to develop probiotics with new functions, including anti-ageing, oral and skin health.
According to an interview published on NutraIngredients-Asia, the firms will also cooperate on new probiotic ingredients, new technologies, and registering probiotic health foods in China.
Dr Susan Jin, AP of Industry Director, Health and Biosciences at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, said that the collaboration sought to provide “precious nutrition solutions to Chinese consumers.”
“By-HEALTH is the biggest traditional dietary supplement company with strong investment in research and development and positions itself as a precise nutrition provider,” she added. “Combined with DuPont’s widest range of probiotics strains and state of the art microbiome platform which combines genomics with gut microbiota, we will provide precious nutrition solutions to the Chinese consumers.”
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Protein still dominates in Latin America’s ‘evolving’ sports nutrition markets
Protein products continue to represent over 65% of total sales of sports nutrition products across LATAM in 2018, according to Mintel experts, but the category is rapidly evolving and clean recipes, plant-based products, ingredient transparency, and product label clarity are becoming significant consumer issues.
“Brazilian consumers see products with artificial ingredients or ingredients that they didn’t recognize as less healthy,” Ana Paula Gilsogamo, Food & Drink Specialist at Mintel, told NutraIngredients-LATAM. “They also are looking for ingredients with nutritional/functional benefits from natural ingredients.”
Plant-based formulations are emerging in Latin America, with brands such as Kind, Aloha, and PaleoEthics (Surge Pre-Workout Beverage) all launching products that tap into consumer demand for plant-based products.
“In Latin America, increasing numbers of consumers are aware of the clean eating niche, prompting expected sports nutrition sales figures to rise and post-growth rates to surpass those of the worldwide average between 2018-2023. The segment is anticipated to hit a CAGR of 9% in constant value terms,” stated the NutraIngredients-LATAM article.
Givaudan invests in skin microbiome analyzer
Flavor and fragrance giant Givaudan has invested in an instant microbiome analysis and profiling system (i-MAPS) designed to tailor products to consumer’s bacterial skin communities.
i-MAPS can reportedly map the skin microbiome in approximately seven hours and was hailed as a “game changer” by Laurent Bourdeau, Givaudan’s head of active beauty
“This technological advancement is the first step into unclaimed territory creating new strategic opportunities for our customers to explore the personalisation of beauty products with microbiome data in the future,” said Bourdeau.
“We are very proud to create new revolutionary cosmetic innovations supported by a highly experienced and dedicated team of scientists who continue to advance our research of the microbiome.”
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