Nutraceuticals & Ingredients

Uncover and validate unique health benefits

Fast and ethical validation for nutraceuticals with in vivo data for longevity and aging

We help our partners in the nutraceuticals & ingredients industry uncover and validate the diverse health benefits of their compounds. These include novel nutraceuticals, branded ingredients and microbiotics that act through the gut microbiome (prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics - SCFAs). Our world-leading CRO expertise enables you to elucidate the health benefits and mechanism of actions of your nutritional product fast, using an ethical alternative to testing in sentient mammals.

C. elegans is a proven whole organism model for human nutrition studies. As invertebrates, C. elegans offer a sustainable option for testing, (taking care of rodents consumes much more energy, water and resources).

Furthermore, our model offers key advantages over the use of individual cell lines that lack the complexity of a whole organism, and cannot predict the biological effects on complete physiological systems. C. elegans is an established model for ageing studies, that cannot be replicated in vitro. In addition, C.elegans has intrinsic properties making it an ideal model for testing natural products.

Unique technology and expertise

Our unique automated WormGazerTM technology provides  in vivo data on integrated health measures for relevant and consistent results to characterise your product and its benefits, so you can patent early.

Our interdisciplinary team bring 80+ years joint C. elegans experience, and we work together to bring you the most relevant assays for nutritional applications, including a range of transgenic models.

Products we test

✓ Health Supplements

✓ Ingredients

✓ Botanicals

✓ Cosmeceuticals

✓ Drug Compounds

✓ Microbial Formulations

  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Microbial Extracts
  • Live Microbes

✓ Bio-Agricultural Compounds

✓ Manufacturing Materials

✓ Chemicals

Ethical in vivo model to discover health benefits and patent early

✓ Sustainable, ethical alternative to testing in sentient mammals

✓ Unique technology and expertise to discover in vivo bioactive potential for IP

✓  Whole model organism data to predict safety and  biological effects

✓ Intrinsic advantages for microbiotic testing (prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics / SCFAs)

✓ Transgenic models and specialised assays for nutraceutical & ingredients 

Download the full case study here and learn how AB Biotek and Magnitude Biosciences collaborate to develop a new generation of probiotics.

'NNB Nutrition is an innovative health and nutrition company focused on the identification, optimization, and commercialization of innovative nutritional ingredients that are clinically validated to promote health, performance, wellness, and longevity. As a critical component of NNB Nutrition’s corporate mission, which includes the creation of intellectual property and the pursuit of scientific exploration, we identified Magnitude Biosciences as the preeminent expert laboratory to help us assess the benefits of MitoPrime® (L-ergothioneine) to promote health and delay aging in a scientifically-validated model of longevity. Use of this model eliminates any need to use mammalian animals.

NNB Nutrition has been extremely impressed with Magnitude Biosciences Co-founder, Professor David Weinkove, his expert team, the impeccable quality of science, and the unique technological expertise of Magnitude Biosciences -- they are the only company in the world who can generate the kind of whole organism health data utilizing their proprietary, quantitative, visual imaging technology. 

Joseph L. Evans, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, NNB Nutrition USA

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Our customised C. elegans studies help industry leaders generate high-quality, 
reproducible data to answer their research questions in these areas.

Microbiome

A powerful whole
organism model for
microbiome research

Neurodegeneration

A proven whole organism model for neurodegenerative disease
research

Toxicity

A powerful whole organism model for detecting toxicity for the environment and human health

Ageing

A powerful whole
organism model for accelerating ageing research

Transgenics

We can generate C. elegans strains tailored to the exact needs of your project.

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Ageing

A powerful whole
organism model for accelerating ageing research

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Microbiome

A powerful whole organism model for
microbiome research

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Neurodegeneration

A proven whole organism model for neurodegenerative disease
research

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Toxicity

A powerful whole organism model for detecting toxicity for the environment and human health

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Transgenics

We can generate C. elegans strains tailored to the exact needs of your project.

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