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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.

2019

A high protein tube feed for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition in critically ill patients is launched

2018

Prebiotics and probiotics added to allergy products

2015

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

2012

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

2009

Launch of the first low-volume oral nutritional supplement.

2007

Nutricia becomes a part of Danone, strengthening its global mission

2006

Nutricia Clinical Care changes its name to Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

2004

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

2003

A sip feed range for children is launched

2001

The discovery of human milk oligosaccharides in breast milk which have a positive impact on a healthy gut flora and the immune system.

1996

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

1992

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

1985

Nutricia Clinical Care enters the Irish market

1973

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

A ready-to-use complete tube feed is introduced

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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