We are a non-for-profit organization committed to promote research and knowledge in the field of maternal and infant health and nutrition

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BINC Geneva is a not-for-profit organization, part of the Health & Happiness group: The global premium family nutrition and wellness provider.

Founded in 2017, the Institute is strategically located in Geneva, at the Campus Biotech’s Innovation Park, joining a cluster of biotechnology and life science organizations.

Our aim is to foster international research and collaboration and promote advocacy amongst the scientific community in the fields of infant and maternal nutrition and care.

We support scientific research

We are committed to promoting research and developing comprehensive health solutions through our research partnership programme.

Each year we fund grant applications from leading universities, hospitals and academics institutions conducting clinical and pre-clinical research projects.

We stimulate innovation and cultivate expertise through the organization and sponsorship of world class scientific conferences and symposia.

Grants to
promote research

Our research partnership programme aims to provide financial support for innovative pre-clinical and clinical research projects conducted in one of our 4 areas of expertise.

our Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee provides scientific advice to help the Foundation to achieve its purpose and is composed of leading experts in the focus areas of the Foundation.

Prof. Ardythe Morrow

Ardythe Morrow is professor emerita at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she heads the human milk research laboratory and directs the CDC-funded PREVAIL birth cohort study and trials on human milk oligosaccharide and the microbiota.

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Prof. Umberto Simeoni

Dr. Simeoni is Professor of Paediatrics at Faculté de Biologie et de Médecine, University of Lausanne and Director of the Division of Pediatrics and of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Research Unit at CHUV University Hospital in Lausanne.

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We promote scientific Cooperation & Communication

We provide an international platform to stimulate scientific collaborations and technology translation in life sciences within a European and international research and healthcare network to improve the understanding of maternal and infant health solutions.

We advocate communication among key opinion leaders, health care professionals and the public with a common interest in maternal and infant nutrition and care.

Through our communication platform, we provide health care professionals with scientific information and resources to convey knowledge and understanding in our 4 areas of expertise : mother and child nutrition, biotics and microbiome health, brain development, immunity and allergy.

4 areas of expertise

Stay at the forefront of healthcare innovation and best practices, empowering yourself with the latest research and insights in our four  areas  of expertise : mother and child health, biotics and microbiome health, immunity and allergy and brain development.

we raise

We work to raise public awareness on the importance of nutrition and infant’s development in the early years of life, with a particular focus on providing relevant evidence-based information.

our Foundation Administrative Board

Located in Geneva, Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care is a foundation governed by Swiss law. The foundation is under the supervision of the Federal Authority of Swiss Foundations.

Meet our Foundation Board, the supreme governing body of the BINC, whose role is to define and drive the foundation’s strategic plans, general objectives and to carry out its supervisory functions.

Dr. Hanno Cappon


As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Hanno Cappon is head of research, development and innovation at H&H Group. Hanno is an experienced Research & Development executive with education and background in chemical technology, bio-organic chemistry, nutrition and health innovation.

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Dr. Michel Grupper


As a Doctor in public health, Michel Grupper has worked in the field of public and private health, holding operational and strategic positions for public/private organizations in developing countries, including the World Bank, WHO, DFID.

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Julie Wynne

General Secretary

Julie Wynne is admitted to practice in Switzerland since 2007. She is specialised in all aspects of international estate planning and is also a highly regarded charity lawyer with a particular expertise in social entrepreneurship and B Corps and art legal issues.

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