Nestle signs deal to study effect of food on human cells

|By:, SA News Editor

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) has signed a deal to supply the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences (NSRGF) with stem cells that the Swiss company will use to study the effect that food nutrients have on human cells.

Specifically, Nestle will obtain brain and liver cells as part of a plan to develop nutritionally enhanced drinks, smoothies and other products that the food giant can market as having medical benefits.

The deal follows Nestle's purchase last year of Pamlab, a maker of "medical foods." (PR)