‘Pharma’ Research to Take Functional Foods to the Next Level

Joerg Gruenwald discusses ‘pharma’ research with Dr. Thomas Henkel, CEO of Intermed Discovery.

JG: With reference to your background in pharma R&D, how would you describe the need and potential for innovation in the dietary supplement and functional food markets?
TH: Without a doubt there is a great need for innovation in these fields, and the potential for innovative products is driven from three angles: First, consumers’ health interests increasingly demand high-quality, safe food products with proven efficacy. Second is heightened public appreciation of

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