Industry Partner DNP
DNP (DSM Nutritional Products) supplies vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The Research & Development Centre Human Nutrition provides state-of-the-art science for Human Nutrition and Health within DNP. Its mission is to identify, develop and demonstrate efficacy of new products for human nutrition and health, and provide scientific product support, including safety assessments. DNP manufactures formulated Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids which will be used in DO-HEALTH.
Dr. Jonas Wittwer Schegg has a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Zurich. At DSM Nutritional Products (DNP), he is heading the Clinical Research team. For 10 years, he sets up DNP sponsored trials with vitamins, carotenoids and other DNP’s ingredients. In addition, he is also responsible for managing requests for Investigator Initiated Trials, for which external parties often ask for DNP’s products or new ingredients packed into capsules or tablets to be tested in human studies in an academic or industrial setting. Besides operational aspects, he and his team provide also scientific Marketing and “Nutrition Science and Advocacy” support.
Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer: Senior Vice President at DNP Nutritional Products and Head for Nutritional Science Advocacy.
Website: DSM Nutritional Products
As a partner of DO-HEALTH, DNP provided the study medication (Vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids) and the DNP Research & Development Centre Human Nutrition laboratory performs plasma analytics for 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.