Lesaffre completes acquisition of Italian biotech firm


Lesaffre, a key global player in the field of yeast and fermentation, announces the full acquisition of Gnosis, an Italian biotechnology company specialized in the development, manufacturing and sale of fermentation-derived ingredients and natural finished products for use in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, veterinary and cosmetic industries, three years after acquiring a majority shareholding of this company.


Lesaffre created the business unit Lesaffre Human Care in 2007. Its mission has been to develop and supply ingredients issued from yeast and bacteria fermentation to the global human care industries. From nutritional and fortified yeasts to yeast fractions, probiotic yeasts and bacteria, or pure molecules, Lesaffre Human Care targets a wide range of applications: digestive health, immunity enhancement, joints and liver health, woman’s health vegetarian support, overall wellbeing and personal care.


By completing the full acquisition of Gnosis, Lesaffre is combining Gnosis and Lesaffre Human Care teams into a single unit to propose a unified range of products and services to its nutritional ingredients and human health customers and partners and to continue its growth in this fast-growing environment.

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