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Professor Gerald Tannock receives Government funding for infant formula project

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | Comments

Professor Tannock has received $1,000,000 in funding over two years to develop products for infant formula that closely simulate the action of Human Milk Oligosaccharides, boosting the abundance of bifidobacteria in the gut.

It is one of six innovative University of Otago-led projects being supported through the ‘health and society’, ‘high-value manufacturing and services’, and ‘biological industries’ funds administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

The funding will allow the Tannock Lab to determine whether the effects seen in laboratory experiments can be validated in animal experiments, as well as testing the safety and acceptability of the products for human consumption.

Read the press release on the University of Otago website