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APC Microbiome Ireland the first partner in DuPont Microbiome Venture

APC Microbiome Ireland and DuPont Nutrition & Health have just announced a new research collaboration. This multiyear partnership will focus on maternal and infant microbiomes, which play a critical role in infant development and long-term health. The goal is to develop solutions to help establish a healthy microbiome in early life, to facilitate the long-term health of the individual. This is the first major partnership of the newly launched DuPont Microbiome Venture, which has chosen to work with  APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading SFI Research Centre comprised of researchers and clinicians from University College Cork, Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and Cork Institute of Technology.

“Microbiome science is developing extremely fast with tremendous opportunity for innovation. As one of the pioneers in the field of the microbiome, the APC has significant breadth and depth in microbiome science capability including an impressive track record in the areas of mother-infant and gut-brain axis. This made them an ideal partner for DuPont Nutrition & Health’s new venture” said DuPont Nutrition & Health Global Technology and Innovation leader, Angela Naef.

“DuPont and APC Microbiome Ireland in Cork, will together represent a perfect partnership in pursuit of fresh ideas and in translating microbiome science for human welfare” according to Fergus Shanahan, Director of the APC and Clinical Gastroenterologist at Cork University Hospital, “and we want to ensure rigorous science is behind future products developed by this collaboration.”

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