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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.


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


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


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


Neocate Junior launched


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


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


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


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


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


Complan and Complan Shake become part of the Nutricia portfolio


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


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


Nutricia becomes a part of Danone, strengthening its global mission


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


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


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


Infatrini high energy infant feed is launched


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


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


First to develop a paediatric range


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


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


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


First product for PKU launches


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


Our first research centre opens: Nutricia R&D is born in The Netherlands.


Nutricia pioneers the concept of medical nutrition. The first product is developed to help people with diabetes and the first nutritional product for those suffering from goitre (a thyroid condition linked to a lack of iodine in the diet).


Nutricia is born. Our founders named their enterprise ‘Nutricia’ after Professor Backhaus’ laboratory, the ‘Nutricia Zentrale’, which derived its name from the latin word ‘nutrire’ (‘to feed’).


Professor Backhaus filed a patent for his innovation in infant milk formula: a more easily digestible formula inspired by breast milk, saving the lives of thousands of babies all around the world.

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