DSM acquires BioCare Copenhagen to expand gut health ingredients portfolio with probiotics

By:  Talking Nutrition Editors

Summary

  • DSM expands its offering in gut health ingredients with probiotics, an attractive market segment in nutritional ingredients 
  • BioCare Copenhagen is focused on probiotics and specialized in microbial actives with proven health benefits 
  • DSM already has a strong position in gut health solutions with its Culturelle® product range, the number-one-selling probiotic dietary supplement 

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces it has acquired BioCare Copenhagen A/S, based in Copenhagen (Denmark). With the acquisition, DSM expands its offering in gut health ingredients with probiotics, an attractive market segment in nutritional ingredients, growing an estimated 7% per year. Financial details will not be disclosed at this time.  

BioCare Copenhagen is a privately-held company founded in 2012, focused on probiotics and specialized in microbial actives with proven health benefits, targeting gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, infections, and immunity. The company offers high-quality white label probiotic supplements and complete product concepts with strong consumer appeal. BioCare Copenhagen has multi-market distribution agreements with a number of leading dietary supplements and pharmaceutical companies and has launched products in over 40 countries worldwide.  

DSM already has a strong position in gut health solutions with its Culturelle® product range, the number-one-selling probiotic dietary supplement consumer brand globally, as well as with its ingredient brands Oatwell® and Tolerase®. The company sees further growth potential in gut health ingredients beyond the established indications for digestive health and immune health. Fields increasingly recognized as being impacted by the gut microbiome include the gut-brain axis, metabolic health and heart health. DSM’s ambition in addressing the gut microbiome and its portfolio of nutritional ingredients are very synergetic with BioCare Copenhagen’s approach and products, and the combination is well-catered to address the existing and emerging gut health areas.  

Published on

22 December 2017

Share

2 min read

Related Content

Sign up for our newsletter

   Stay up-to-date on the latest science, events and market trends

We are social

Follow us on your favorite social networks.

Follow Us:

BioCare Copenhagen

BioCare Copenhagen is a Danish bioscience company that specializes in microbial actives targeting gastrointestinal disorders, metabolism, infections and immunity. The company’s activities are based on research conducted at the Danish hospitals.

More than ingredients

Learn how DSM can help your business. Select the options below to connect your needs with the right solution.

I'd like to explore...

If the options above don't sound like you, skip ahead and contact us.

Quick Links

Food Specialties

Discover enzymes for baking, brewing, dairy and more.

Health Benefit Solutions

Solutions to address consumers' health and lifestyle needs.

Scientific Services

Science-based expertise supporting innovations that meet consumer needs.

About DSM

Our purpose is to create brighter lives for all.

Talking Nutrition

Explore new science, consumer insights, industry events and more.

Webshop

Request samples, place orders and view product documentation.