Health & Nutrition and Beyond
Health & Nutrition
The relationship between health and food is well established. We learned from Hippocrates that food shall be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.
While we know since long that vitamins and minerals are essential micronutrients, it was only recently demonstrated that complex glycans are key modulators in multiple body processes, thereby impacting health. Complex glycans don’t serve as energy source, instead they promote a healthy gut microbiome, prevent bacterial and viral infection, modulate our immune system, link to cognitive development and brain health and much much more.
New biotechnological developments allow us to produce an increasing number of these glycans through highly efficient fermentation processes, serving both human and animal health.
Early life Nutrition
The best food for babies is breastmilk.
In situations where this is not possible, it is important to provide the best alternative Infant Formula.
Selected Human Milk Oligosaccharides which are naturally present in human breast milk can now be incorporated into baby foods.
Fortified Foods & Dietary Supplements
While the importance of HMOs into babyfoods is undisputed, there is increasing evidence HMOs are beneficial for adults as well. Taking a dietary supplement or fortified food based on HMOs supports a healthy gut and immunity.
Medical and Therapeutic Nutrition
We enable development of medical nutrition solutions to care for hospitalized patients and patients with medical or nutritional conditions. Specific complex sugars can aid to support their recovery, health and well-being
Glycobiology is discovering a vast range of biological functions of complex glycans.
Inbiose is actively supporting innovative companies in uncovering the complexity of the ‘glycome’ which often surpasses that of DNA and protein structures.
In addition, we ensure these glycans can be produced at large scale enabling new scientific discoveries being translated into real business opportunities.
Pharmaceutical companies have discovered glycobiology as an exiting field and glycans are screened as candidate biological adjuvants or even drugs into many therapies.
Inbiose’s technology platform enables the production of this very specific and highly complex class of molecules at production scales to benefit the society at large.
Complex glycans can equally contribute to animal health, either through gut health, immunology effects, or even by preventing infections. Nature’s own solutions to support the healthy development of young animals include an arsenal of complex glycans.
Specialty glycans can be used into topical applications such as skin or mucous membranes to treat ailments and/or promote a healthy microbiome. Unlike most probiotics, specialty glycans often demonstrate good stability over extended periods in applications such as creams, foams or gels.