05.02.2019 – 10:00
Jennewein Biotechnologie and Yili Group join forces in China for microbiome research and human milk oligosaccharides to bring innovation to the largest baby food market
- China represents the largest market for baby food globally - Human milk oligosaccharides are key for the development of a healthy infant microbiome
Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH, the global leader in the research and manufacture of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), and Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili Group), China's leading dairy company, announce today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on infant microbiome and human milk oligosaccharides, with the goal to develop an innovative infant formula and dairy products specifically tailored to the Chinese market.
"After already having introduced human milk oligosaccharides in other world regions, such as the key U.S. market and selected European countries, we are very excited to work with Yili, the domestic market leader for microbiome/baby food in China" stated Dr. Stefan Jennewein, CEO and Co-Founder of Jennewein Biotechnologie. "With 50% of the total global market volume (2021e: 76 billion US$) China is presently the largest market for baby food. We are committed to bringing the benefits of human milk oligosaccharides for the development of a healthy infant microbiome to Chinese parents and