An introduction to the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences is a specialised biomedical research institute based on the campus of the world-renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) and part of Nestlé’s global Research & Development network.
It aims to combat the prevalence of complex chronic diseases that is continuously and dramatically increasing around the world. These diseases have a negative impact on the quality of life of the patients and their concerned families and also put a huge burden on society in terms of health care expenditure.
Hence, the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences focuses on facilitating and prolonging good life through a balanced approach of nutrition and lifestyle, adapted to the individual’s age, genetics and life circumstances. In order to do so, the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences primarily focuses its research on:
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease
The Institute’s objectives are to:
- Conduct research into metabolic and cognitive disorders and develop nutritional strategies to improve health and longevity.
- Establish omics-based platforms to model cellular function in health and disease.
- Develop stratified human cellular models that simulate genetic, metabolic and physiologic characteristics of healthy and diseased states.
- Develop nutritional interventions that modify these molecular, cellular and physiologic disease mechanisms.
The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences will also support the newly created Nestlé Health Science company in the development of innovative concepts and products at the interface between food and pharma that will benefit consumers worldwide.