The Spanish biotech company AB-Biotics and Derbycare have signed an agreement to launch in China a product for gastropediatric health. Derbycare will launch the product, called AB-Kolicare, in the first half of 2015.
Derbycare will develop in 2015 three new clinical trials with a minimum of 3,000 patients to further substantiate the proven health benefits of AB-Kolicare. The consumption of AB-Kolicare during only 14 days reduces the excessive daily crying in 67.5 percent in subjects with a daily crying duration between 60 and 240 minutes, according to clinical trial developed by AB-Biotics.
Derbycare and AB-Biotics will also collaborate for the research and development of new probiotic formulas and food supplement rich in probiotics for infants to market in China and other markets.
Derbycare owns a leading research institute in the field of pediatric nutrition, with an independent expert committee and an advisory team including representatives from major Chinese public and private hospitals. They are authoritative experts in the field of infant nutrition and clinical medicine, with the most comprehensive academic influence in pediatrics and nutrition in China. The MIHC scientific laboratory of Derbycare cooperates closely with the top Children Medical Centers and Perinatology Institutions in China, for a comprehensive research and clinical observation on the maternity and infant health.
"This agreement allows AB-Biotics to enter the Chinese pediatric market with an excellently positioned partner that will also allow us to develop new innovative solutions thanks to its excellent research institute," said Miquel Angel Bonachera and Sergi Audivert, CEOs of AB-Biotics.
“Derbycare experts believe in the positive influence of AB-Biotics’ safe and premium probiotics on the health of pregnant mothers and infants. Derbycare will work closely with AB-Biotics to promote the probiotic products among the maternity and 0-3 infant population in China, a 70 million population who know little about probiotics and seldom use them. This is a huge opportunity,” said Jason Shen, executive director of Derbycare.