Suntory is seeking commercially available or late-stage development ingredients relevant to gut health to provide a "boost" to the immune system.
Dietary fiber and bacteria (live/killed) are out of scope for this need.
Consumers are paying more attention to, and seeking, products that support gut health. Gut health claims are popular in variety of dairy products mostly proven by dietary fiber and bacteria (live/killed). High fiber content confectionary products also provide multiple choices in this area.
The goal of this project is to identify ingredients to provide an immune system "boost" aside from fiber and bacteria and to create a new opportunity for ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages.
We prefer commercially available or late stage development ingredients.
Fibers or bacteria.
Suntory would prefer to purchase commercially available ingredients directly from the supplier.
For ingredients at a late development stage, Suntory is open to different modes of collaboration and is willing to agree to NDAs/MTAs for further discussions if required.
Please include the following documents with your proposal: