Pregnant and lactating women, infants, elderly and patients of all ages with special nutritional needs deserve nutritional support. Nutricia Research uses life science, food science, technology and the drive and expertise of over 600 employees to deliver nutritional products to those with special needs.

Nutricia Research is the global R&D organisation behind Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition, divisions of Danone, sharing its global mission to deliver health through food to as many people as possible. Our research and innovation areas have evolved, but we still begin with insights into nutrients and their role in optimal health, and build on that knowledge to tailor solutions for nutritional needs throughout the lifespan of our target populations.


Our organisation is dynamic and has a rich history. Nutricia Research was founded in the Netherlands in 1896 by two brothers, Jan and Martinus van der Hagen. We began developing infant formulas, inspired by the work of Prof. Backhaus in mimicking human milk. Not long afterwards, we created the first nutritional product for diabetic patients and those suffering from goitre (a thyroid condition linked to a lack of iodine in the diet). Today, Nutricia Research continues to work from our global research and innovation hub in the Netherlands and our efforts are directed toward our two missions: “We make every day count for you and your baby” and “Pioneering medical discoveries to help people live longer, healthier lives”.


Nutricia Research is part of Danone. With a shared mission to deliver health through food, to as many people as possible, Nutricia Research aims to create nutritional solutions for vulnerable groups. Our organisational structure supports both knowledge sharing between Danone divisions, as well as providing the agility that comes from a decentralised decision-making structure.

Our global presence

Our organisation is globally represented by scientists, product technologists and many other specialists. With 35 nationalities and Research & Development locations in Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America, our scope, both global and regional, aims to tailor solutions for specific nutritional needs.

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9900 Belward Campus Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
United States
Av. Paulista, 2300 - 20th floor
Bela Vista
CEP 01310-300
São Paulo, Brazil
LATIN AMERICA São Paulo, Brazil
EUROPE Liverpool, UK
EUROPE Utrecht,
The Netherlands
ASIA Mumbai,
Kerry center
room 3905 – 39th floor
1155 Fang Dian Road
Pudong, Shanghai 201204.PRC, China
ASIA Shanghai, China
ASIA Singapore

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