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Biofortis is Mérieux NutriSciences' global research organization serving innovation in food, nutrition, health, cosmetics and consumer goods.

Biofortis supports our customers in their quest for innovative market leading products by generating scientific evidence through randomized clinical trials. By combining our nutrition expertise with our clinical research ability, we are uniquely suited for food, ingredient and dietary supplement focused studies aimed at answering questions about product safety, tolerance, bioavailability, and efficacy for both disease and non-disease end points. Our studies are used in support of health claims, structure-function claims, GRAS application or expansion, competitor comparisons, and position papers as well as providing food category or even full diet nutrition insight.

Throughout our 10-year history in the USA, our track record proves we can collaborate with leading key opinion leaders in study fields of cardiovascular, metabolic, exercise physiology, cognitive function, satiety, weight loss and weight management research. Recent publications and press releases highlight our diverse body of work in bioavailability, satiety benefits from protein consumption, cognitive function gains from dietary supplements, and LDL lowering from specific ingredients.

Our full-service contract research organization, experienced scientists and quality control process compliant clinical center allow us to customize our approach for each project. Whether you require proprietary or publicly accessible studies, professionally managed projects deliver reliable, scientifically valid data on time and in budget, more often than other research options.

Mérieux NutriSciences' Food Science Center, located at our flagship laboratory in Crete, IL., offers a full portfolio of research services to help ensure product stability, quality, and safety - from concept development to retail shelf. The Food Science Center is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art testing methods and innovative solutions to get your product and process to market faster. Learn more about the Food Science Center and watch this short video.

 

Our Services

Industries Served

Biofortis services the unique needs of the food, nutrition and ingredient industries, successfully performing hundreds of studies during our twelve-year history.  We integrate our deep scientific and clinical expertise with a focus on operational excellence and project management. Learn more here.

Retailers face a unique set of challenges due to the large number of products they must manage as well as the complex set of suppliers. Our Biofortis team has experience in establishing and managing retail product quality and supplier maintenance and selection programs utilizing sensory & consumer tools in addition to analytical testing within North America as well as in other regions of the world. Learn more here.

Provident Clinical Trial Unit, located in the Chicago area, is a fully dedicated clinical research site specializing in Phase I-IV clinical trials.  Our highly experienced professional research team is designed to streamline efforts and assure maximum efficiency in all aspects of clinical research from study start-up to ongoing clinical trial maintenance, even on the most complex clinical trials. Learn more here.