Today, Danisco opens a new BioScience Development Center in its site in Dangé-Saint-Romain, France.
In the presence of Ségolène Royal, President of the Poitou-Charentes Region and other regional and local authorities, Doug Willrett, Executive Vice President of Danisco Cultures Division, underlined the importance of this site within the innovation strategy of the group. “The Dangé Saint Romain site is to become a real competence centre in microbiology and biotechnology operating for the whole of Danisco worldwide”, he said.
Started in 2007, the building is now completed and hosts a 2000 m2 centre with up to 30 scientists and technicians. The new facility will contribute to improve the R&D capabilities of Danisco, especially for the activities related to process development, enhanced stability and preservation of microorganisms.
Thanks to the scientific expertise of its research teams and to this new infrastructure, dedicated to culture development and processing, the ambition of the group is to discover new benefits for human health, food protection, to create new textures and tastes and to promote a natural and good quality food.
Many public authorities participated to this key project for the development of the local industrial activities: the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Equipment, the Poitou-Charentes Region, through its regional innovation funds, the General Council of Vienne and the Community of Boroughs of Vienne and Creuse contributed to the successful completion of the project.