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Science made relevant

Supporting health and well-being across all stages of life is the motivation behind everything we do at Chr. Hansen

At the center of everything we do is science. We strive to better understand the human microbiome, the ecosystem of microorganisms that live in us, and its relationship with human health so that we can offer you the very best in microbiome-based probiotic solutions. Our probiotic strains and formulations are consumed every day by people all over the world, directly and through products developed by our valued partners. To ensure our commitment to science-backed health and well-being, we continue to invest in probiotic scientific studies to advance our knowledge and understanding.   

Pioneering research and documentation from the industry leader 

In a competitive market, our long history of pioneering scientific excellence allows us to clearly differentiate ourselves and our strains. For over a century, we have invested in science and research for single strains, strain combinations, and finished formulations. Scientific research and documentation is the backbone of Chr. Hansen Human Health and is the focus of our educational platform, The Probiotics Institute™.   

The world’s most documented probiotic strains 

Our probiotic strains are among the world’s most documented – and we will not stop there. We continue to focus on strengthening the commercial power of our probiotic strains through science, innovation and research. It is via this results-based scientific practice that we have produced, and will continue to produce, industry-leading strains that provide a strong foundation for the success of your products.    

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Innovation grounded in research 

Our dedication to science-backed probiotics allows us to enter new markets, push boundaries, and explore additional health areas in which probiotics may be of benefit. Through our research and meticulous analysis of scientific results, we can do all of this with the knowledge and comfort that our products support human health.


As the probiotics market grows alongside the customization and personalization megatrends, we aim to meet upcoming needs by continuing and expanding on our current ways of working:  

  • Continue scientific research into understanding how age, sex and lifestyle affect the human microbiome, allowing us to increasingly innovate  specific solutions  

  • Develop new and customized strain combinations by leveraging our vast number of documented strains as well as our formulation expertise 

  • Conduct new scientific studies on strains and strain concepts to explore and enter emerging health areas

  • Work with key clients to invest in scientific studies that are designed to support their individual businesses, product portfolio, and new product development projects.

Your probiotic partner 

Chr. Hansen’s scientific experts play active roles on industry boards such as the International Probiotics Association (IPA) and International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). Our dedication to science and active involvement with industry governing bodies means that we are at the cutting edge of probiotic and microbiome research and innovation – making us the go-to company for all your probiotic needs. 


This communication is only intended for business-to-business and health care professionals. This communication is not intended for consumers of final consumer goods. Nothing on this page is meant to be perceived as an approved claim.

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