NIZO has a long track record of adding value to infant and clinical companies and improving production processes. We can often increase production yields by 5-15%. The global infant and clinical nutrition market is large and has shown considerable growth in recent years. Especially the infant nutrition business has grown enormously. The main drivers behind this growth are the increase in disposable income, especially in China, growing birth rates in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and the rising population of working women who are looking for user friendly products. In addition, other developments such as an increasing number of young children with specific needs, hypo-allergenic formulas, consumer migration towards premium quality offerings and the desire of companies to minimise their environmental footprint impact this growth. The growth drives companies in this industry to keep innovating, and the need to offer premium quality products with novel ingredients continues.