Chr. Hansen wins research award at Probiota 2015

Chr. Hansen wins research award at Probiota 2015
Press ReleaseFeb 18. 2014 13:40 GMT

Chr. Hansen wins emerging science award for innovative microbe screening platform

da Mosbech Smith, PhD student in Chr. Hansen Health & Nutrition Discovery, presented results from a project where the platform was used to identify yeasts capable of modulating human inflammatory responses.

At this year’s Probiota congress in Amsterdam, a panel of leading industry experts selected Chr. Hansen as one of three emerging science winners, for their in vitro microbe screening platform. The platform enables identification of microbes capable of modifying the function of human immune cells.

These capabilities are expected to exert a health benefit in conditions of excessive inflammation and the platform is currently being expanded to be used in Chr. Hansen’s large bacteria screening programs.

Important understanding in developing probiotic products
Benedicte Flambard, Vice President, Chr. Hansen Health & Nutrition Innovation, comments on the results:

“In the support of our current probiotic products, and in the development of the next generation products, generating high quality scientific data and maintaining the best possible scientific documentation is key
. We build our understanding of all our microbes using multiple in vitro and ex vivo platforms along with manufacturing characteristics and this award demonstrates the importance of such insight.”

Ida Mosbech Smith was also acknowledged for her study at the International Probiotics & Prebiotics Scientific Conference 2014, where she won the “Young Scientist Award”.

More information about the program
For more information on Chr. Hansen’s innovation programme, do not hesitate to contact Benedicte Flambard, dkbef@chr-hansen,com, +45 24 47 39 97

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