The NutraIngredients Awards, the fifth edition of which will take place in May in Geneva, recognise innovation and cutting-edge research in healthy foods, supplements and nutrition. The 39ytú project, “Precision nutrition from your microbiota”, from the Central Asturiana Dairy Institute for Personalised Nutrition, is one of the three finalists in the “Best Personalised Nutrition Initiative” category.
The award ceremony will take place on 8 May within the framework of Vitafoods Europe, an annual meeting that brings the nutraceutical industry together to create innovation, connect with business leaders and find effective solutions in the nutrition sector. Its mission is to strengthen ties between the main players that are shaping the nutraceutical industry around the world. A total of 1,200 exhibitors from 110 countries around the world come to Vitafoods Europe, the only specialised event that covers the entire nutraceutical supply chain, from the basic ingredients to the shelves that reach consumers.
The “personalised nutritional revolution”
“Increasing digitisation throughout the entire world and the wearable technology revolution indicate that the personalised nutritional revolution may soon be upon us. While general adoption will probably be slow, the area is already a massive focus for research and development, and has led to a large number of start-ups, technology incubators and investment activity among the main players in the industry”, say the organisers of Vitafoods Europe.
The award, for which the Central Lechera Asturiana Institute of Personalised Nutrition is a finalist, “seeks to distinguish the best new initiatives in personalised nutrition, whether using data from omics to provide personalised plans, or combining data from portable devices with nutritional information; the aim is to highlight the best and brightest initiatives and projects emerging in the personalised nutrition space”.
The judges of the NutraIngredientes Awards highlight that the ICLANP personalised nutrition project responds to “a true consumer demand, health or nutrition problems, or health and well-being goal; evidence that the initiative provides truly personalised information. It has scientific and technological feasibility and evidence that the product works for its specified use and has the potential to be a great innovation in the personalised nutrition space, standing out from the crowd and overshadowing the competition”.
The Central Lechera Asturiana Iinstitute for Personalised Nutrition was conceived with the aim of researching and improving people’s health and well-being through precision nutrition and making it available to society, with collaboration from institutions with a solid scientific reputation such as the Complutense University of Madrid Central Lechera Asturiana Health and Nutrition Faculty, directed by Dr Luis Collado; Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence, a company formed by scientists from the Universitat de València and the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) that have more than 25 years of experience in microbiology; SNGULAR, the creator of BuyVIP as a technological partner and CAPSA FOOD, the leading dairy company in Spain, which develops products that add value and contribute to improving consumers’ health and nutrition as part of its strategic plan and CSR.