Ingredia Acquires the Start Up Galactis Pharma

13 Mar 2014 --- Ingredia acquires 100% of Galactis Pharma shares, a company specializing in the valorization of bioactive peptides for the pharmaceutical industry. This company, established in 2011, has worked in close collaboration with university research laboratories and received various subsidies which highlighted its innovative character. “This acquisition is going to enable Ingredia to strengthen its position as a market leader in bioactive milk peptides by highlighting two of our recent patents”. Matthieu Arguillère – CEO Ingredia SA.

Bioactive peptides are natural milk components carrying various health benefits, as shown by fundamental research. Some of those benefits include digestive health, stress management or even anti-microbial qualities. Other peptides display a cholesterol-lowering action, offer immunomodulating properties, or facilitate minerals transportation. Unlike pharmaceutical molecules, they generally have no side effects.

After further clinical investigation, the acquisition of Galactis Pharma will allow Ingredia to expand its portfolio of bioactive ingredients focused on health benefits and also enter the pain management market. Ingredia Nutritional, one of the company’s business units specializes in the development and marketing of natural and innovative bioactives. It performs in the health and nutrition industry and, through its portfolio of bioactive ingredients, specifically offers Lactium, a unique patented solution to manage stress symptoms.

 

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Ingredia Dairy Experts

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Ingredia Dairy Experts is a French dairy company which develops and manufactures dairy powders, functional & nutritional milk proteins, and natural bioactive ingredients for the worldwide Food and Nutrition & Health industries.

Ingredia shares its know-how and offers tailor-made solutions via three Business units:

Ingredia Essential:

  • Milk powders and dairy solutions for the Food industries,
  • Ingredients specifically developed for the chocolate manufacturers,
  • UHT milk for overseas markets.

Ingredia Functional:

  • Functional milk proteins offering a wide range of unique functionalities - creaminess & texture booster, fat replacement, yield improvement, clean label recipes, high protein products - for food sectors: fresh dairy products, cheese…,
  • Nutritional milk proteins with highly nutritional properties: mass gain, recovery, weight management… for diet, sport, clinical & infant markets.

Ingredia Nutritional:

  • Bioactive ingredients for Health industries perfectly adapted for food supplements, functional foods and drinks
  • A range of products for stress management, immunity, gut health, urinary tract care…

Through listening to market demands and those of its clients, as well as being an expert in the field, Ingredia develops targeted, innovative solutions, adaptable to individual expectations.

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