DSM invests in plant-derived functional ingredients company Phynova

May 15, 2020
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Building on a distribution agreement with Phynova in 2019, DSM led the €10 million investment in the Oxford-based company, which makes functional ingredients derived from plants. Phynova will use this funding to scale its mulberry leaf-derived ingredient "Reducose," which regulates blood glucose levels by reducing the impact of high-glycemic sugars. Phynova sells Reducose both as a supplement and as an ingredient for functional food and beverage products. As functional ingredients gain momentum, clients should explore offerings from developers employing traditional discovery methods as well as those from emerging startups like Brightseed that use an ingredient informatics-based approach to uncover novel functional phytonutrients.

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