The deal is a calculated move by Nestlé to expand their recently established Health Sciences Division who are focusing on developing foods that can be used in the treatment of disease.
Luis Cantarell, the man that heads up the Health Sciences Division at Nestlé, stated, “The largest drug you have in your repertoire is the food you eat.”
In order for the division to achieve their ambitions, Nestlé have also recently purchased CM&D Pharma, a UK-based company which was instrumental in developing chewing gum to treat kidney disorders, as well as Vitaflo, a Liverpool-based organisation which specialise in manufacturing nutritional supplements for people with digestive disorders.
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