NIZO's research centre provides scientific and clinical expertise that helps companies worldwide prove their products' health claims. From investigating the mechanism of an action to substantiating the health benefits of a company's food ingredients or products, NIZO combines outstanding scientific knowledge with innovative trial execution and microbiome expertise.
NIZO uses 'human challenge models' to make decisions on the most promising of ingredients, to determine the best way forward in the development of a product or to demonstrate health benefits.
Human challenge models are a unique approach used to induce a physiological response in healthy subjects and to investigate how an active ingredient modulates this response. NIZO applies human challenge models to the areas of metabolic health, immune response, infection resistance, gut barrier, and skin and physical health.
The benefits of human challenge studies include:
To find out more about NIZO's clinical and microbiome research, please visit stand 8E23 at Hi Europe in November.