Infant health collaboration announced

Date 03.13.2020 | Category: News
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A new €6.3 million, four-year new joint research project aims to develop microbiome-based solutions to establish a healthy microbiome in early life to facilitate the long-term health of individuals

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) announced a second collaboration with the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Center (APC), a pioneer in the field of microbiome science, which focuses on microbes that live in and on the body and play a significant role in human health, based at University College Cork and Teagasc Moorepark.

Representatives from both organizations attended an event Washington D.C., to celebrate U.S.-Ireland research and development collaborations, and to announce the ‘Missing Microbes in Infants born by C-section’ (MiMIC) project and its potential to improve infant health. The €6.3 million, four-year project will be funded jointly by DuPont and Science Foundation Ireland’s Spokes program, a platform that is designed to deliver excellent research results and discoveries with industrial relevance to bring significant economic and societal impact.

Martin J. Kullen, Ph.D., Director of Probiotics and Microbiome Research at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences said, “We are honored and privileged to be working with APC with the help of funding from Science Foundation Ireland on solutions and products that are key to our human microbiome platform. By working with the world’s leading microbiome research institute in APC, we look forward to providing critical health offerings for key unmet needs around maternal and infant health as well as solutions for cognitive health and well-being.”

The DuPont Human Microbiome Venture (HMV) was launched in 2017 to spearhead the development of next-generation microbiome solutions for improved health and wellness. Staying at the forefront of biotechnology innovation, HMV is designed to accelerate product development to complement its existing portfolio and build on DuPont’s strong expertise in prebiotics, microbes, proteins and enzymes.



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