Nestle to open U.S. product technology center next year

by Eric Schroeder
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EPALINGES, SWITZERLAND — Nestle Health Science said it is investing $70 million to create a Nestle Product Technology Center (N.P.T.C.) at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, N.J. The center will be dedicated to developing innovative nutritional solutions and will open in 2016.

Established four years ago, Nestle Health Science focuses on deepening the role of nutrition in health care.

The new technology center in Bridgewater is expected to benefit from and contribute to the global research and development network of parent company, Nestle S.A. The center will focus on applied research and innovative product development, sensory perception and engineering, and it will provide technological know-how in packaging.

The activities and teams of the company’s R.&D. Center in Minneapolis will relocate to the new N.P.T.C., as will the U.S. headquarter functions of Nestle Health Science, currently based in Florham Park, N.J. The new facility will reinforce Nestle Health Science’s presence in the Northeast, where its Novel Therapeutic Nutrition business will also open offices in Cambridge, Mass.

“This investment reflects our commitment to leading the development of innovative nutritional therapies that change the course of health for people and patients in the U.S. and globally,” said Greg Behar, chief executive officer of Nestle Health Science. “The new facility will house the latest technologies and people in the field, uniting our R.&D. and business teams in a region with strong life-science activity. It will enhance and accelerate the quality and speed to market of Nestle Health Science’s innovations that improve nutritional status and health outcomes.”
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