Nestlé is contributing funding for the research that will be done by APC Microbiome Ireland.
Nestlé (Dublin, Ireland) announced it is continuing to partner with APC Microbiome Ireland, a research center at the University College Cork (Ireland) focused on studying the microbiome. The goal is to make discoveries that can benefit new product development for human health and wellness, the two groups state.
The research will be led by APC principal investigators: Catherine Stanton, senior principal research officer in the Teagasc Food Biosciences Department and a research professor at University College Cork; and Paul Ross, director of APC and faculty at the School of Microbiology at University College Cork.
Nestlé will help fund the research. In a press release, Jonathan O’Regan, head of Nestlé’s R&D facility in Askeaton, Ireland, said findings from this research could help further Nestlé’s product portfolio for infant and maternal nutrition.
APC Microbiome Ireland’s Ross added, “This is an exciting project, and we are delighted to team with Nestlé again on this innovative research. It underlines APC’s world-class credentials as a leader in the microbiome research arena and how we can help leading food and nutrition companies like Nestlé develop products with health benefits.”