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BASF strengthens footprint in Asia Pacific with new application lab


2017-02-04

BASF has opened a new technical application laboratory for its nutrition and health business, located at Singapore Polytechnic. The new facility, Newtrition® Lab Asia Pacific, will focus on providing analytical service and co-developing products with customers in the region, catering to diverse markets across Asia Pacific to provide the right nutrients to the right people at the right time.
The BASF Nutrition & Health Division currently has three labs in Asia Pacific: Newtrition® Lab China and pharma technical center, both in Shanghai, serving customers in Greater China; as well as the pharma technical center in Mumbai, India, which meets the needs of South Asian markets. The new application lab in Singapore, which serves customers in Asia Pacific, enhances BASF’s R&D footprint in the region.
“BASF has consistently demonstrated leadership and dedication in innovation. With our advanced technologies and know-how in both human nutrition and pharma solutions, BASF is able to provide a one-stop, science-based nutrient solution to ensure that our customers are fully supported in delivering high efficacy products and solutions”, said François Scheffler, Vice President, BASF SE, Global Human Nutrition and Pharma Solutions.
This is also the first time BASF has set up an application facility in a tertiary institution in Singapore. Experts in nutrition and health from BASF will work with researchers and students from Singapore Polytechnic to conduct research and develop innovative science-based solutions and concepts, to provide strategic support for the region’s customers. The laboratory is equipped with analysis and performance testing equipment to examine ingredients in finished food products such as dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. Students will gain first-hand, practical experience using the latest technology to conduct product testing and research.
“We are honored to work with Singapore Polytechnic on this meaningful partnership, which will allow us to serve our customers and simultaneously to develop the nutrition and health
industry of tomorrow”, said Tina Low, Regional Director of BASF Human Nutrition Asia Pacific, “The global population is expected to grow to more than 10 billion by 2050. That’s 10 billion reasons for us to deliver more from less. We do so by catering to diverse markets and population in Asia Pacific to provide the right nutrients to the right people at the right time. And Singapore, with her diverse demographics, is the right place to put our application lab to serve our customers in the region.”
BASF’s network of Newtrition® Application Labs offers an array of services on a worldwide basis with special attention paid to regional preferences and cultural differences. BASF jointly develops products with customers on site for the market segments food, beverages and dietary supplements. BASF maintains four Newtrition® Labs in Europe focused on dietary supplements, food and beverages, as well as one Newtrition® Lab in North America, and one in South America.