About Nutrileads

We develop scientific and clinically proven natural health ingredients from plant-based sources that meet consumer and market demand.

Consumers have increasing enthusiasm for preventive healthcare and preventive nutrition – our innovation is geared towards meeting that growing need.

About us

Introducing NutriLeads

Today’s consumers are more demanding of their functional foods and supplements than ever before. Not only must food products be natural and have scientifically & clinically proven health benefits, they must be environmentally conscious, all without compromising on taste or texture.

NutriLeads is a Health Ingredients innovator harnessing the health-giving power of natural plant compounds to help people strengthen their health through nutrition, addressing top consumers demands. We develop and commercialize natural ingredients with clinically proven health benefits, which we market in partnership with food, beverage, and food (or dietary) supplement companies, incorporating our ingredients into their products.

We take all our health ingredients through rigorous scientific and clinical trials to demonstrate their safety, and efficacy on human health and gain regulatory approval for market access. All our ingredients are fully protected by a broad intellectual property portfolio of patents.

BeniCaros®

BeniCaros® is a first-of-its-kind food, beverage and supplement ingredient that delivers multiple immune health benefits. It is a bioactive polysaccharide (fiber) known as cRG-I (rhamnogalacturonan-I) derived from upcycled carrot pomace. BeniCaros® is clinically proven to train the immune system to respond more efficiently when challenged. It has a unique dual mode of action that both prepares innate immune cells and stimulates beneficial gut microorganisms that support immune response.

Our team

Get to know the people enabling NutriLeads to meet consumer demand by developing, producing and commercializing our innovative health ingredients.

The NutriLeads management team brings a diverse range of cross-disciplinary experience. The team is aligned around the challenge of developing large scale food technologies to cost-effectively deliver scientifically substantiated, natural, innovative health ingredients that address top consumer demands.

Our portfolio

We are developing a portfolio of natural health ingredients clinically proven to proactively support human health by improving immune function and benefiting the gut microbiota.

Our proprietary technology delivers novel natural ingredients with enormous health benefits while simultaneously addressing consumer demands and environmental challenges by harnessing upcycling production methods.

Our platform

We have developed a unique, proprietary health ingredients platform based on Rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I), a complex fibre, which is one of the building blocks found in the cell walls of various crops.

Partnering

Following development and manufacture, we work with partners to add our health ingredients into their foods, beverages, and dietary supplements, to bring
benefits to consumers.

Investors

NutriLeads is privately held and backed
by world-class investors. We have also received non-dilutive funding from
various regional, national and
European grants and loans.

About us

Meet the Team

At NutriLeads we are committed to maintaining the highest scientific standards. We have in-house experts with strong track records in (micro)biology, food and ingredients (technology), and nutrition and health, from both academic and industry backgrounds.

The NutriLeads team brings a diverse range of cross-disciplinary experience. The team is driven by a shared goal to develop large-scale food technologies that cost-effectively deliver scientifically substantiated, natural, innovative health ingredients to address top consumer health demands.

Marcela Aparicio

Marcela Aparicio

Regulatory Affairs
Manager

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Annette van Nieuwkoop

Annette van Nieuwkoop

Business Support
Manager

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Krishna Desai

Krishna Desai

Early Stage
Researcher

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Sue Mckay

Sue Mckay

Nutrition & Health
Manager

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Saskia Meijer

Saskia Meijer

Manager Production
& Technology

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Marie-José Hendriks

Marie-José Hendriks

Quality Assurance
Manager

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Steve Meredith

Steve Meredith

North America
Representative

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Yuliya Borre

Yuliya Borre

Marketing Communications
Manager

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Funding

Our Investors

NutriLeads is a privately held, commercial-stage Health Ingredients Innovator developing natural, sustainable, plant-derived ingredients that provide clinically proven health benefits.

We are backed by the following investors:

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Funding

Grants

NutriLeads is a privately held, commercial-stage Health Ingredients Innovator developing natural, sustainable, plant-derived ingredients that provide clinically proven health benefits.

2021

NutriLeads, together with Ambiotis, ProDigest, and Örebro University, won a three-year Eurostars grant for the innovative NUTRIGUT project, to deliver a new RG-I-based food ingredient with protective effects on gut health.

2018

NutriLeads has been awarded an “Innovatiekrediet” (government backed loan specifically for innovations) by RVO for its technical development project: “Development of BeniCaros (formerly Xtramune™) for application in functional foods”.

2018

NutriLeads’ NUTRI-NEED project received €2.5 million in funding from the EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument (phase 2)) which is part of the European Innovation Council. The aim of the 2-year project is to prepare NutriLeads’ health promoting food ingredient, BeniCaros, for commercialization.

2017

NutriLeads, together with NIZO food research and FrieslandCampina, was awarded a €3.7 million EFRO project to develop new food ingredients that will support resistance to infections, as well as affordable and predictive research models in humans

2017

NutriLeads was awarded a grant “groeiversneller” from OOST NL

2016

NutriLeads, together with NIZO food research and FrieslandCampina, was awarded a €3.7 million EFRO project to develop new food ingredients that will support resistance to infections, as well as affordable and predictive research models in humans

2016

NutriLeads received an ‘Innovation voucher’ of the European Regional Development Fund.

2013

NutriLeads, together with NIZO food research, received an FND grant from the top sector AgriFoods.