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. Elisabeth Stöcklin is an MD and molecular biologist, with a focus on human nutrition and health. At DSM Nutritional Products she is the scientific competence leader on vitamins with regard to clinical trials, epidemiology and biomedical research. Her main research activities include vitamin D and bone/muscle health, Vitamin E and antioxidant vitamins in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment, Vitamin K and bone health/osteoporosis, basic research into the mechanism of actions of vitamin E, metabolic syndrome/obesity in children, malnutrition and nutritional anemia in developing countries, B-vitamins/homocysteine in the prevention of chronic diseases.
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 will provide the study medication (Vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids) and the DNP Research & Development Centre Human Nutrition laboratory will perform plasma analytics for 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.