dsm-firmenich at ESPGHAN 2024

Cultivate Health from the Start:
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dsm-firmenich at ESPGHAN 2024

At dsm-firmenich, we know life is healthier when it’s supported from the beginning. That’s why we’re committed to delivering high-quality, science-backed, innovative nutritional solutions for moms and babies. We’ll be at Booth #15 at the ESPGHAN Annual Meeting and leading a product theatre session titled Synbiotics - Unlocking the Synergies of HMOs and Probiotics for Infant Health and Development. 

Supporting mothers and infants during the first 1,000 days, between the onset of a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday, takes more than an ingredient supplier; It takes a partner. As experts in maternal nutrition and essential solutions for early life, dsm-firmenich can help empower women to have healthy pregnancies and provide infants the best start in life.

Learn more about dsm-firmenich’s HMOs as well as how synbiotics can support infant health and development at this year's ESPGHAN Annual Meeting.


Synbiotics - Unlocking the Synergies of HMOs and Probiotics for Infant Health and Development

Thursday, May 16, 2024
13:00 - 13:30 (Exhibition Hall)

Join our session to learn how dsm-firmenich is leading in the HMO industry and is expanding into infant synbiotics by partnering with Lallemand, a trusted probiotic provider. Discover how combining specific HMOs with specific probiotics has a synergistic synbiotic effect that is greater than each component alone, and what positive impact it can have on infant microbiome.


  • Erika Isolauri MD, PhD - Professor of Paediatrics, Chief Physician of Department of Paediatrics & Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at University of Turku, Finland 
  • Sylvie Binda - Vice President Research & Development at Lallemand Health Solutions


  • James Young, Vice President Early Life Nutrition & Medical Nutrition at dsm-firmenich

Human Milk Oligosaccharides

Naturally occurring in breast milk, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) have evolved over thousands of years, with HMO research suggesting that specific HMOs can provide us with unique health benefits. In particular, HMOs may help support immunity and gut health, with a potential role in cognitive development, which may open future innovation opportunities.

HMO Donation Program

The HMO donation program was established in 2010 to expand the knowledge and support the research in HMOs. All healthcare professionals, researchers and academics interested in the field of Human Milk Oligosaccharide research can apply for HMO donation.

To date, DSM has supported over 100 research projects through the donation program. These projects span 55 different research centers all around the globe. The donation program accesses DSM’s HMO library, which contains nearly 20 different HMO structures and mixtures.

HMOs and Probiotics: Working together to enhance infant health with synbiotics

We're thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between dsm-firmenich, the HMO pioneer and Lallemand Health Solutions, a leader in probiotics. Together, we are on a mission to explore the health benefits of these synbiotic interactions between science. Indeed, specific combinations of HMOs and probiotic strains demonstrate unique synergies fostering infant health & optimum development. Partner with us on our synbiotic research to unlock a range of benefits linked to immune support, gut health, brain development, and metabolic well-being.

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