Press release

DSM acquires AVA and further strengthens its position in personalized nutrition

Parsippany (NJ), US, 19 Nov 2019 09:00 EST/15:00 CET

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces it has acquired AVA, a Boston (US) based personalized nutrition platform that provides nutrition and coaching recommendations across a wide range of health and wellness segments. Financial details will not be disclosed at this time.

DSM has made Personalized Nutrition a key pillar in its nutrition strategy; this latest move unites previously announced partnerships and investments across the necessary key capabilities including personalized nutrition delivery platforms such as Panaceutics, Mixfit and Tespo.

Consumers are increasingly looking for science-based and data-driven nutritional solutions tailored to their specific health goals. AVA is a state-of-the-art digital health platform that leverages artificial intelligence to analyze behavior, wellness and consumption patterns and provide end users with adaptive nutrition recommendations and live coaching. The platform is currently available in the US and Europe and can be fully customized to a wide variety of use cases.

James Bauly, Head of Personalized Nutrition at DSM Nutritional Products said: “We are delighted to welcome AVA into our family to build the end-to-end capabilities in our Personalized Nutrition offering. AVA’s advanced technology provides sophisticated data analysis, recommendations and coaching for a broad range of target audiences. Combining this with DSM’s world-class nutrition science, products and solutions, we aim to be the partner of choice for dietary supplement as well as food and beverage brand owners that wish to offer personalized and healthy nutrition and gain unique consumer insights.”

Ian Brady, CEO of AVA said: “We are thrilled to be joining DSM that has long been a leader in the journey to Personalized Nutrition. Our mission has been to provide outcome-based solutions to a broader range of nutrition and wellness related consumer needs. Leveraging DSM’s leading position in nutritional ingredients, unparalleled market reach and its scientific network allow us to accelerate these plans and expand our platform to a global audience.”

For more information

Nelleke Barning

Global Communications and External Affairs Director
+41 618 158 502