BASF Joins TNO and Wageningen University & Research Consortium to Collaborate on Personalized Nutrition

Published on
March 28, 2018

BASF is the latest member to join the Personalized Nutrition & Health consortium founded by TNO and Wageningen University & Research. The consortium researches the capabilities needed to enable personalized nutrition and health advice on a large scale.

BASF will contribute to the consortium’s research fields with its health ingredients brand, Newtrition®, and use its scientific capabilities on optimized micronutrient intake for improvement of health and prevention of diseases along all stages of life. This presents an opportunity for Newtrition to collaborate with partners in the industry to bring personalized solutions to the market. 

Fostering an ecosystem to advance personalized nutrition

The consortium takes an integrated approach that involves partners across the value chain working closely together to arrive at tailored, scientifically grounded marketable solutions. Personalized nutrition and health advice helps people make optimized choices, that suit their body’s needs, personality and social environment. Newtrition is continuously expanding its footprint with ecosystems that can drive the growth of the market and deliver the right nutrients to the right people at the right time. 

“This collaboration is a key milestone in our commitment to shape the future with ecosystems that foster the progress of personalized nutrition and health.” said François Scheffler, Head of BASF Global Human Nutrition. “We are passionate about developing innovations that can enable each one of us to reach our full potential with science-based choices underpinned by personal needs.”

Leveraging research to drive consumer innovations

Over the coming years the consortium aims to place in the hands of its members the technology, knowledge and insights that can guide the development of ground-breaking, personalized products and services. Newtrition is keen to collaborate in projects that advance research on personalized nutrition and aims to bring science-driven solutions to the commercial markets. The consortium is the ideal platform for translating expertise in diagnostics, digital health advice and physical product intervention into compelling products for consumers.

“We welcome BASF to our international research consortium,” says Dr. Peter van Dijken, Managing Director TNO "Healthy Living". “Their worldwide presence and focus on science based advice suits us very well.”

Dr. Raoul Bino, Managing Director, Agrotechnology & Food Science Groups, Wageningen University & Research added “We believe that personalized nutrition can guide people towards healthy behavioral patterns. It has enormous potential for preventing and possibly even curing non-communicable diseases and other lifestyle disorders.”