Clasado Biosciences (‘Clasado’), a global leader in the development of clinically proven prebiotic ingredient and product solutions for the human gut microbiome, has received ‘Ingredient of the Year: Prebiotic’ at the NutraIngredients Awards 2021 for its versatile and scientifically supported galactooligosaccharide (GOS) ingredient, Bimuno®.
Bimuno was selected as the winner by a panel of nutrition industry experts, being the first ingredient to take top honours in the new category. The win further strengthens Bimuno’s position as the prebiotic ingredient of choice for formulators and food developers.
Per Rehné, CEO at Clasado, commented: “Our whole team is delighted with the award – NutraIngredients is very much ‘the Oscars of the nutrition world’! Notably, it’s the first year that prebiotic ingredients have had a category to themselves. This truly speaks to the rapid upward momentum of prebiotics and, as a business constantly evolving and developing, Clasado Biosciences is leading the charge. Gut health is hot on the agenda, which puts prebiotic ingredients, such as our own Bimuno, high on the priority list for brands in the global nutrition sector. Our team works hard and with great passion – and it’s great to achieve recognition like this for our efforts.
“I think what resonated powerfully with the judging panel was the scientific portfolio behind Bimuno. It has truly been a labour of love, growing from a research project to the versatile and high-performance ingredient we know it as today, featuring in products around the world. Bimuno is the most studied prebiotic of its kind, supported by over 90 scientific publications, including more than 20 clinical studies.”
The NutraIngredients Gold award comes hot on the heels of several key award wins for the Bimuno range of finished supplements, which saw versatile prebiotic powder Bimuno® DAILY receive the Gut Health honours at the Health & Wellbeing Awards, and convenient pastille Bimuno® TRAVELAID awarded Best Nutritional Supplement at the Functional Sports Nutrition Awards. Both award-winning supplements showcase the Bimuno GOS ingredient.
Rehné concluded: “For us, it’s always been about developing leading edge science and then translating that into a powerhouse ingredient that formulators can use to quickly and effectively develop products that connect with the needs of today’s consumer. We have taken care to create an ingredient that adds real value and gives formulators the flexibility they need. Whether developing next generation supplements or breaking new ground in functional foods and sports nutrition, Bimuno is perfectly placed to make it a reality.”
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