BioActor and Topsport Limburg start collaboration on new sports nutrition product line

Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 8, 2017

Press release

Bioactor and Topsport Limburg collaborate on testing innovative sports nutrition products in athletes. After receiving a grant from the LBDF, the first research project will clinically test the product MUSCLE’UP® on athletes. Additionally, further validation test will be done on Biactor’s product WATTS’UP®.

The Ultimate Collaboration

BioActor Sports Nutrition Sciences (‘BioActor’) and Topsport Limburg announced earlier this year the start of a collaboration to jointly test innovative sports nutrition concepts in athletes.

The first product concept that is being tested at Topsport Limburg’s Performance Center is MUSCLE’UP®, a peptide product for recovery. BioActor obtained a grant from the Limburg Business Development Fund (LBDF) to execute a translational research project with MUSCLE’UP®. The MUSCLE’UP® project aims to develop a product with clinical results in athletes and a validated production process at an acceptable cost of goods.

Both parties will also collaborate on further validation in athletes of BioActor’s performance product WATTS’UP®. WATTS’UP® was recently tested in 2 studies in athletes and showed significant improvement in total power produced, both in endurance and strength athletes.


Geert Ruigrok, managing director of Topsport Limburg comments: “BioActor’s scientific approach to sports nutrition makes them an ideal partner for developing targeted nutrition for elite athletes”.


Hans van der Saag, CEO of BioActor comments: “BioActor is delighted to work with Topsport Limburg, as our products must meet the needs of elite athletes. Topsport Limburg provides a unique ecosystem of best in class sports facilities and top athletes”.

Van der Saag further states: “BioActor wants to bring real innovation to the sports nutrition industry. BioActor tests all of its products in scientifically robust studies in athletes working with partners like Topsport Limburg and the Department of Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. We have a pipeline with innovations both in performance and recovery and are planning to launch at a tune of 1 new product each year.”


About BioActor

BioActor, based in Maastricht, Netherlands, is a product development company that has developed a range of proprietary bioactive ingredients for the nutrition & healthcare industry. The company focuses on the development of innovative activities that address active living and healthy aging. The goal is to provide the nutrition & healthcare industry with science-based innovations that confer a real health benefit to the consumer.

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