As a hub for scientific cooperation, BINC Geneva funds research and fosters collaborations and exchanges to increase our understanding and promote innovation in the field of infant and maternal health solutions.
Through our research partnership programme, we foster collaborative research in our 4 areas of expertise : mother and child health, biotics and microbiome health, brain development, immunity and allergy.
Food allergies are a major health burden globally. There is currently no cure so management relies on allergen avoidance, which causes significantly reduced quality of life2. Intense research effort has focused on developing treatments that induce remission of allergy.
Conception, gestation, and lactation are critical periods for human development. The exposure to unhealthy dietary patterns, excess weight gain and other environmental factors results in a higher risk of pregnancy complications affecting both mothers and infants.
On the 1st and 2nd of July 2023, BINC China held the 7th annual Biostime Institute for Nutrition and Care (BINC) symposium in Kunming, China. Researchers from renowned institutes from across China presented important scientific advances in breastmilk research, infant microbiome, immune system maturation and HMOs as the next frontier in China.
In May, the BINC team attended the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN Annual Meeting). More than 4,000 global visitors got together for networking around science and infant nutrition with key opinion leaders, partners and practitioners.