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.
A high protein tube feed for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition in critically ill patients is launched
Prebiotics and probiotics added to allergy products
Inspired by 40 years of early life research, Nutricia develops a new infant formula
Launch of a nutritional innovation designed for use in the dietary management of early Alzheimer's disease.
Launch of the first low-volume oral nutritional supplement.
Nutricia becomes a part of Danone, strengthening its global mission
Nutricia Clinical Care changes its name to Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
The first nutritional product designed to be used as part of the ketogenic diet for patients with refractory epilepsy is launched
A sip feed range for children is launched
The discovery of human milk oligosaccharides in breast milk which have a positive impact on a healthy gut flora and the immune system.
Move from glass bottles to a collapsible foil pack for tube feeding products
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) discovered in breast milk
Nutricia Clinical Care enters the Irish market
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
A ready-to-use complete tube feed is introduced
First dietitians are hired
Our first research centre opens: Nutricia R&D is born
Nutricia pioneers the concept of medical nutrition. The first product is developed to help people with diabetes.
Nutricia is born. Pioneering science ever since
Three men from different backgrounds working together in The Netherlands
M vd Hagen, Salesman; Prof Backhaus, Doctor; Dr J vd Hagen, Public Inspector.