Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, has acquired Wellmune from Biothera Inc., a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient that is clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system.
“At Kerry, cutting-edge science and technology informs everything we help shape and create. The addition of Wellmune to our portfolio offers Kerry tremendous growth opportunities globally,” said Michael O’Neill, nutrition president, Kerry. “This natural immunity enhancer strengthens our nutrition and general wellness capabilities and complements our taste solutions for applications in food, beverages and supplements.”
“The combination of Biothera’s technology and Kerry’s leadership in R&D, nutritional science and forward-looking market insights, will advance the science of immune health and help create new and innovative food, beverages and supplements,” said Richard G. Mueller, chief executive officer of Biothera. “Wellmune is a great fit for Kerry’s portfolio of science-based nutritional ingredients.”
Wellmune is a 100 percent natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient that strengthens the immune system, making it easier for consumers to be well and stay well. Backed by more than 10 clinical studies, this proprietary yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan has regulatory approval in major markets around the world. Products with Wellmune are available in more than 60 countries. Wellmune is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic, GMO-free, gluten-free and Informed-Sport Certified.