Abbott, Syngene To Open First Nutrition R&D Center In India

May 29, 2012

INDIA – Health care company Abbott and Syngene, a subsidiary of Indian biotechnology company Biocon, announced plans to establish its first nutrition research and development center in India. The Abbott Nutrition R&D Center at Biocon Park in Bangalore will focus on the development of nutrition products for maternal and child nutrition and diabetes care. It will house more than 50 researchers and scientists, and is expected to open in June 2012.

An estimated 50%  of Indians (570 million people) have adequate calorie intake but are not consuming a sufficient level of essential nutrients. India also has the world’s largest diabetes population, with an estimated 51 million people living with diabetes.

In addition to the undernutrition and diabetes issues facing India, a rapidly expanding middle class and aging population are driving increased demand in the country for high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

Among the products being developed for the Indian market are meal complements for diabetics and pre-diabetics. In addition, the center will address local taste and texture preferences with new flavors and formulations.


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