デュポン、プロバイオティクスの生産能力拡大のマイルストーンを達成

世界最大のプロバイオティクス発酵設備がロチェスターで稼動、生産能力を70%増強する計画により、世界中で拡大する健康食品と栄養補助食品の需要に対応

 

ニューヨーク州ロチェスター、2019 年 3 月 28 日 - デュポンは、同社のニューヨーク州ロチェスターに建設していた新たな最新鋭のプロバイオティクス発酵設備が竣工したことを発表しました。現時点で世界最大となるこの設備は、プロバイオティクスの生産能力拡大に向けた 1 億ドル近い多面的な投資の一環です。本設備の増強により、臨床試験データを持つ高品質なプロバイオティクスの販売において、デュポンのリーダーシップがさらに強固なものになります。

高用量で、安定性、効能を備えたプロバイオティクスを生産可能な本設備は、現在全面的に稼動可能です。高品質なプロバイオティクスを生産する上で、今回の投資はデュポンのプロバイオティクス生産能力の最適化を担っています。本設備により、お客様のニーズに迅速に対応することが可能になります。

デュポン ニュートリション&ヘルス プレジデントのMatthias Heinzelは次のように述べています。「当社の新しい発酵設備の完成は、イノベーションをお客様にお届けし、プロバイオティクスを通じた当社の壮大な成長計画を達成するうえで、大きなマイルストーンになります。現在、消費者の健康意識の高まりから、プロバイオティクスの需要が大きく伸びている様子を目の当たりにしています。急速に成長するこの市場に向けて、引き続き力を入れて取り組んでいくことを喜ばしく思います。これにより、世界中のお客様に持続可能な成長もご提供できると考えています」

デュポンはプロバイオティクスの世界的なリーダー企業です。臨床試験データのある菌末をデュポン™ ダニスコ®のポートフォリオで幅広く提供し、消化器系の健康、免疫系の健康、女性の健康をはじめとして、人々のさまざまな健康をサポートしています。特に、HOWARU®製品は、2018 年に、さまざまな業界団体から卓越したイノベーションに贈られる賞を受賞しています。同社は、腸内細菌叢に関連したさらに大規模な投資戦略の一環として、ヒトミルクオリゴ糖 (HMO) の開発にもプロバイオティクスのプラットフォームを活用しています。

デュポンは、2018年末に同社のウィスコンシン州マディソン拠点でもプロバイオティクス生産能力の拡大を完了しています。迅速なサンプル提供が可能になり、お客様へのニーズに即した最終商品の提供に貢献しています。

デュポン ニュートリション&ヘルスの詳細については、http://www.dupontnutritionandhealth.com/ をご覧ください。

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