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Nutricia timeline

A heritage of innovation

Our story starts back in The Netherlands in 1896, when a doctor, a public inspector and a salesman came together to realise the potential of medical nutrition. Over a century later, Nutricia continues to pioneer nutritional solutions that help people live longer, healthier lives.

2020

New Dietetic App launched, using the latest digital technology to support HCPs to develop nutrition regimes for their patients

2019

Launch of Nutrison Protein Intense, nutrition support to meet the needs of critically ill patients

2018

Launch of PKU GMPro, Nutricia's first protein substitute based on glycomacropeptides

2017

Neocate Junior launched

2016

Fortini Compact Multi Fibre launched - the first high protein, fibre containing, low volume oral nutritional supplement for paediatric patients

2015

Inspired by 40 years of early life research, Nutricia develops a new infant formula, Aptamil Profutura 

2014

Launch of Nutrison Protein Advance, a high protein tube feed designed for use in the dietary management of critically ill patients

2013

Our understanding of breast milk inspires Aptamil with Pronutra+ our unique blend of ingredients. 

2012

Launch of Souvenaid, a nutritional innovation designed for use in the dietary management of early Alzheimer's disease.

2011

Complan and Complan Shake become part of the Nutricia portfolio

2009

Launch of Fortisip Compact, the first low-volume sip feed.

2008

Fortisip Extra launched, the first sip feed providing 100% RNI in two bottles

2007

Nutricia becomes a part of Danone, strengthening its global mission

2004

KetoCal is launched, the first nutritional product designed to be used as part of the ketogenic diet for patients with refractory epilepsy

2003

Fortini sip feed range for children is launched and we extend the ONS range with the introduction of Diasip specifically designed for patients with Diabetes

2002

First to introduce our unique blend of short and long chain oligosaccharides (scGOS/lcFOS) to infant formula in the ratio of 9:1. Cubitan is launched, the first nutritional product designed for patients with chronic wounds

1999

Infatrini high energy infant feed is launched

1996

First to move from glass bottles to a collapsible foil pack for tube feeding products

1995

Neocate Advance is launched, the first amino-acid formula for managing cow’s milk allergy in children aged one and older

1994

First to develop a paediatric range

1992

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) discovered in breast milk.

1985

Nutricia Clinical Care enters the Irish market and we develop the first formula for infants with food intolerances

1973

First pre term formula 

Our research into breast milk’s effects on healthy growth leads to the development of a formula nutritionally tailored for preterm infants

1960

First product for PKU launches

1967

Nutrison is introduced, a ready-to-use complete tube feed

1950

First dietitians are hired

1946

Our first research centre opens: Nutricia R&D is born

1905

Nutricia pioneers the concept of medical nutrition. The first product is developed to help people with diabetes.

1901

Nutricia is born. Pioneering science ever since

1898

Three men from different backgrounds working together in The Netherlands

M vd Hagen, Salesman; Prof Backhaus, Doctor; Dr J vd Hagen, Public Inspector.

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