Responding to the need for strain-specific probiotic testing, Eurofins becomes the first third party laboratory to employ DuPont’s polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) genotyping assays to identify probiotics at the strain level.
DuPont’s nutrition & health president, Matthias Heinzel, tells NutraIngredients his multi-billion euro division wants to speed product-to-market time and is “totally open” to working with start-ups in open collaboration.
Consumers’ shifting preference for snacks as meals are changing how retailers, restaurants and packaged food manufacturers market food, according to data from Packaged Facts and Dupont Nutrition & Health.
DuPont would look to move its food ingredients R&D to Denmark following its acquisition of Danisco, and adopt the latter’s Sales and Application development organisation to get ingredients to market, offer documents reveal.
Danisco is to be snapped up by DuPont for $6.3bn, in a deal Dupont says could create a global leader in industrial biotech – and help drive science-based solutions to the world’s food and fuel challenges.
A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant
DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day
lead to healthier vegetable oils for food preparation, according to
reports in the US press.