Erik Dam joins the management team of NutriLeads

August 31st, 2015

NutriLeads announces that Erik Dam will join its management team as Chief Business Officer. With his experience in pharma and (medical) foods including VP roles at Baxter and Danone, Erik brings critical experience in strategy, marketing, sales, finance and general management to the company. Ruud Albers, former R&D director at Unilever and CEO of NutriLeads, indicates “over the past months we found our expertise, networks and personalities to be complementary. I am honored by his confidence in the company and I am very pleased to welcome Erik on board of NutriLeads. With his experience NutriLeads is well positioned for the next phase of its development”.

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NutriLeads and NIZO food research obtain a grant from the top sector AgriFoods

December 12th, 2013

NutriLeads together with NIZO food research obtained a grant from the Dutch Topsector AgriFood. The Food and Nutrition Delta grants aim to stimulate collaboration between innovative SMEs in the Agro Food sector. The awarded proposal FNDM130003 “Development of a new bioactive from food crops (IMPP-1) into innovative medical foods for malnourished immune-compromised patients” rated 2nd out of 68 applications. This specific project will support NutriLeads and NIZO food research to further optimize the production process of IMPP-1 and to test its effectiveness in a range of preclinical models.


NutriLeads participates with strong international team in venture challenge

Fall 2013

NutriLeads participated in the fall 2013 edition of the Venture challenge with a strong multinational team comprising of Agnès Méheust , Annick Mercenier, Nicolas Rachinel, Jerry Wells and Ruud Albers. During the intense working sessions the team focused the initial business idea to create optimal customer value, refined the various presentations and had the opportunity to pitch for investors.

The Venture challenge & their legacy.


NutriLeads’ founder lead author on publication on assessment and interpretation of immune function in nutrition trials

August 2013

Dr Ruud Albers, founder of NutriLeads, is lead author of a consensus paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The paper titled “Monitoring immune modulation by nutrition in the general population: identifying and substantiating effects on human health” is authored by fifteen experts from industry, academia and governments. The paper reflects the outcome of an activity commissioned by the International Life Sciences Institute Europe to provide further guidance on the assessment and interpretation of the modulation of immune functions due to nutrition in the general population.

British Journal of Nutrition


NutriLeads obtains know how and rights on IMPP-1

February 20th, 2012

NutriLeads obtained from Unilever the rights to use the know how, material and IP rights on an ingredient that was shown to support immune function and increase resistance to common infections. NutriLeads aims to valorize the discovery that this active ingredient IMPP-1 can be obtained from specific food crops thus enabling sustainable and cost effective sourcing. NutriLeads will develop this proprietary ingredient for application in specialized food products for specific patient & consumer groups.