Collaborations & Scientific advisors

Over the years, we have established long-term relationships with top clinicians and scientists at several universities and research institutes. Our unrivalled access to scientific expertise and clinical facilities allow us to bring real science to consumers.

Maastricht University partner Bioactor

Health Holland – Aronia & Cognitive Fitness

BioActor and Maastricht University established a public, private partnership (“PPP”) to study the mechanism behind the positive effects of Aronia melanocarpa on cognition and brain fitness. This PPP received a grant from Health Holland and will have a duration of 3 years. In the context of this PPP, a large clinical study will be carried out in collaboration with Scannexus Center for Brain Imaging. The PPP will be led by Dr Peter Joris under the supervision of Prof. Jogchum Plat.

Wageningen University Research partner Bioactor

Health Holland – Inimini Chip Project

Wageningen University has set-up a consortium of leading life science companies with an interest in microbiome research to develop a ‘lab on chip’ whereby gut microbiota and immune cells are superimposed on a small surface. The socalled Inimini Chip holds the promise of enabling high-throughput screening of compounds at different doses for effects on the microbiota composition and activation of immune cells. This PPP will have a duration of 3 years and is led by Dr. Paul Vos of Wageningen University Dept Food and Biobased Research. The industrial partners are represented by Dr. Yala Stevens, CSO of BioActor.

Nestlé partner Bioactor

Nestlé – Bonolive® nutritional products

BioActor engaged in collaboration with Nestlé Health Science to develop nutritional products containing BONOLIVE®, a health ingredient based on olive polyphenols, targeting bone health. BONOLIVE® has been shown to stimulate osteoblast – bone producing cell – activity in a 12 months clinical study. Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé, is a health-science company engaged in advancing the role of nutritional therapy to change the course of health for consumers, patients, and our partners in healthcare.

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Scientific advisors

Ad Masclee, scientific advisor Bioactor

Prof. Ad Masclee

Prof. Ad Masclee is the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC). He is closely involved in clinical research investigating gut inflammation and gut-liver homeostasis at NUTRIM (School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism).

Jogchum Plat, scientific advisor Bioactor

Prof. Jogchum Plat

Prof. Plat is member of the Physiology of Human Nutrition (PHuN) research group at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences’ and professor Physiology of Nutrition at Maastricht University. His research focuses on Congition & Brain Health, as well as on exploring possibilities to modify disease risk by means of nutritional interventions and to understand the mechanisms underlying these effects at a molecular level.

Koen Venema, scientific advisor Bioactor

Prof. Koen Venema

Prof. Venema is Professor of Gut Microbiology at the Department of Human Biology / Venlo Campus, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Centre for Healthy Eating & food Innovation). His research mainly focuses on studying the effect of probiotics, prebiotics on the gut microbiota composition and activity using sophisticated in vitro models of the gastrointestinal tract (TIM).

Freddy Troost, scientific advisor Bioactor

Prof. Freddy Troost

Prof. Freddy Troost is a Senior Scientist at the Top Institute for Food and Nutrition and Associate Professor specializing in Food innovation and Health. Additionally, he is the coordinator of the MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Campus Venlo (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University). Due to his cycling experience as a semi-pro, he has extensive knowledge in sports nutrition, energy and performance.