Organised by NutraIngredients-Asa, in association with Morinaga, the event on February 23 is titled ‘Spotlight On… Probiotics for Healthy Ageing: Golden opportunities for silver innovation’
The event begins at 4pm SGT and is free to attend by registering here. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live broadcast, because registration also enables you to watch on demand at a time of your convenience.
By 2050, one in four people in Asia Pacific will be over 60 years old. Therefore, it is no surprise that healthy ageing is a major nutrition trend as consumer demands for preventive measure are on the rise.
And a growing volume of research suggests the gut microbiome is not only involved in almost every health condition, but also vital for healthy ageing.
This broadcast will discuss how probiotics bifidobacteria can drive market growth in this space and meet consumer expectations for health throughout the lifespan. Join our expert speakers as they discuss the market insights, regulatory framework, and scientific basis of probiotics bifidobacteria in healthy ageing.
Prof. Yuji Naito, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
After serving as a visiting professor at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in the United States, he has been a professor at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine since 2021. He specializes in gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, anti-aging, and intestinal microbiota
Brigitte Zeller, Senior Strategy Consultant - APAC, Healthy Marketing Team
Brigitte has 25+ years extensive experience in international F&B business, branding ad marketing, and Innovation, gained through local, regional and global positions in top worldwide firms including Nestle, Unilever, Danone and Fonterra. Brigitte has a MBA from Schulich School of Business (York University Canada) and emlyon.
Dr. Chyn Boon Wong, Lead Research Associate, Morinaga Milk Industry
Chyn Boon serves as the Lead Research Associate at the International Division of Morinaga Milk. She is passionate about probiotics research, which she has contributed to for the past decade. In her past research, she focused on metabolites produced by probiotic strains, exploring their potential beneficial effects on human health. She is trained in Microbiology and Proteomics and holds a PhD in Bioprocess Technology. Her current role involves leveraging scientific knowledge in probiotics to make groundbreaking discoveries more accessible to different public and help drive global business opportunities.
The event will be hosted by NutraIngredients-Asia Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood.
He said: “Asia faces huge challenges due to its rapidly ageing population, but this also offers vast opportunities for companies to innovate across the nutritional spectrum. And this is certainly the case when it comes to probiotics, where the emerging research shows how modulating the microbiome can deliver a host of beneficial health outcomes from cognition to immunity, metabolic health and more.