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Nestle Opens New Health Science R&D Site in New Jersey

December 5, 2018
Image courtesy of Nestle
Image courtesy of Nestle

Swiss firm Nestle held an event to mark the inauguration of its new, $70 million Health Science research and development facility in Bridgewater, NJ, the company announced Monday. The Nestle Product Technology Center will assist the Health Science business in developing new offerings in customer care, medical nutrition, and novel therapeutic nutrition. 

“With this advanced center leading the way, we’re able to leverage Nestle’s global R&D efforts here in New Jersey to rapidly translate science into innovation for customers, patients, and healthcare professionals,” Thomas Hauser, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Product & Technology Development at Nestle, said in a company release. “We’re also advantaged by the fact that the facility is co-located with the U.S. headquarters of Nestle Health Science, allowing for deep integration between the R&D and commercial sides of the business in our largest market.”

The site, which became operational last August, has a headcount of 170 workers and features a variety of capabilities from ideation to commercialization. Nestle said the center will also contribute toward the company’s initiative to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. 

“Our growth strategy is driven by continuing to meet the needs of a diverse set of customers and patients, aligned with market trends,” the chief executive officer of Nestle Health Science, Greg Behar, said in a statement. “This requires agility, faster speed-to-market, and greater collaboration as we evolve our core portfolio of products in areas like healthy aging, diabetes and pediatrics, but also as we develop new, valuable nutritional solutions in oncology, food allergies, and gut health, among others.”

The new site recently helped to revamp recipes for several products, including Boost Kid Essentials and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

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