June 7/Parsippany, N.J./Press Release -- DSM opened its state-of-the-art Nutrition Innovation Center in Parsippany, N.J. The advanced regional applications laboratory houses an array of capabilities under one roof. Decades of experience in nutritional and specialty ingredient solutions will be available on demand, helping manufacturers of food, beverage, dietary supplement and personal care products find a competitive advantage faster than ever before.

The new center houses a laboratory and fully equipped pilot plant and sensory analysis facilities, which enable DSM to optimize production processes, improve product quality, test new ingredients, and analyze and evaluate a wide range of products.

Specialists will work in close collaboration with DSM’s customers to offer applications expertise, product development assistance and scale-up bench top formulation. This will facilitate the creation of breakthrough application concepts and prototypes, bringing consumer-relevant nutritional solutions to market faster than ever before.

Rick Greubel, president, Human Nutrition & Health, DSM Nutritional Products, said, “Our new nutrition center is truly a ‘one stop shop’ for innovation. It will enable customers to stay ahead in a highly competitive, constantly changing health and nutrition marketplace -- whatever their target application.”

The center is the latest addition to DSM’s global community of six networked application laboratories. Housing more than 100 application specialists and technical marketing experts, these facilities provide customers with convenient, personalized support wherever they are in the world. The Parsippany facility features research equipment for the development of bakery, beverage, dairy, savory, nutritional and cosmetic concepts. With open innovation becoming an increasingly important platform for the ingredients sector, DSM can partner with manufacturers in developing cutting edge concepts.


From the June 7, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.