APC Microbiome Ireland partnering with Fonterra to develop new probiotic products


By the end of 2023, Fonterra will have built a new microbiome research center where the two groups can collaborate. The research center will be located at University College Cork, home of APC Microbiome Ireland.

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APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), a research center at University College Cork, is entering into a strategic partnership with global dairy producer Fonterra (New Zealand). Together, the groups aim to develop new probiotic products to support human microbiome health.

By the end of 2023, Fonterra will have built a new microbiome research center located at University College Cork. There, Fonterra and APC Microbiome Ireland will commence with their research work.

In a press release, Mark Malone, general manager of science and technology at Fonterra, said, “This new partnership with APC is a fantastic opportunity for Fonterra to collaborate with world-leading experts in the field of probiotics and microbiome research.” The developments from this collaboration will enhance Fonterra’s product platform, he added.

Meanwhile, Paul Ross, director of APC Microbiome Ireland, said that the partnership “underlines APC’s reputation as a global leader in microbiome research and our expertise in supporting new product development with our Irish and international industry partners.”

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