Ulcerative Colitis

Nestlé Health Science buys $250m gastro diagnostics firm

Nestlé Health Science buys $250m gastro diagnostics firm

By Shane Starling

The new Health Science division Nestlé created last September has made its second acquisition by buying $250m a year US gastroenterology and oncology diagnostic specialist, Prometheus Laboratories Inc., for an undisclosed sum.

Nestlé is the new owner of Fostrap which is expected to reach health channels in 2012

Nestlé Health Science makes first venture into medical foods

By Shane Starling

Nestlé Health Science, the division the food giant created in September last year to research and develop medical and functional foods, has bought UK medical foods start-up CM&D Pharma Limited, with more acquisitions – both small and large – set to...

Omega-3, -6 levels linked to bowel health

Omega-3, -6 levels linked to bowel health

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid may double the risk of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, says a Pan-European study.

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