NewsBite Podcast (June 8-12): “DSM snaps up Erber for US$1bn, Activ’Inside in US$19m collaboration to fight cognitive decline in elderly”

 15 Jun 2020

In this week’s episode of the NewsBite podcast, NutritionInsight reports on numerous acquisitions, including those from DSM, Chr. Hansen and Nestlé Health Science. Meanwhile, research is booming in spaces including respiratory infections and the microbiome. 

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DSM snaps up Erber for US$1bn as it prioritizes acquisitions

Nestlé Health Science’s HMOs slash respiratory tract infections in infants with cow’s milk protein allergy

Activ’Inside in US$19m collaboration to fight cognitive decline in elderly

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