NUTRIGUT consortium, coordinated by NutriLeads, wins Eurostars grant to develop next generation gut health ingredient
A consortium comprising Nutrileads (NL, coordinator), Ambiotis (FR), ProDigest (B) and Örebro University (SE) won a 3 years Eurostars grant for their innovative NUTRIGUT project.
NUTRIGUT will deliver a new RG-I based food ingredient with protective effects on gut health, one of the top properties sought by consumers. The ingredient is derived from common crops or a side stream of crop processing, will be 100% natural and will display technological properties that make it easy to incorporate in food and beverage matrixes. By project end, the consortium will have performed in vitro and in vivo characterization of the new ingredient and established the capacity of the ingredient to protect the gut barrier. During the project, novel assays will be developed and optimized to study the effect of functional ingredients on the host.
The project has been kicked off on April 1st, 2021 as an online event, with 15 participants and 2 National project coordinators.
Annick Mercenier (Nutrileads` PI):
“Winning this grant is further validation of the relevance of the RG-I platform. I am looking forward to working with this consortium of partners that bring together complementary expertise with the aim of developing novel assays and a new ingredient in order to establish its beneficial effect on different components of the gut ecosystem”.