Nestle in new laboratory partnership in China
March 10, 2011
by Eric Schroeder
BEIJING — Nestle S.A., through its Nestle Research Center (N.R.C.) Beijing in China, has established a new laboratory in partnership with Xi’an Jiatong University. The laboratory, which will be located at Xi’an Jiatong’s School of Life Science and Technology in the city of Xi’an, is expected to advance scientific research into metabolic health, Nestle said.
“Nestle is committed to building long-standing relationships with Chinese universities to address the evolving challenges facing human health in China,” said Peter van Bladeren, director of Nestle Science and Research. “This new endeavor will enable our scientists to work alongside academic scientists and students from the university to help develop nutritional solutions for metabolic health issues such as diabetes. It will allow us to continue working with the scientific community to share expertise and to really understand consumers’ needs.”
Nestle has two research and development centers in China, one in Shanghai (established in 2001) and the other in Beijing (established in 2008).