Chr Hansen today (15 April) opened a new innovation facility, located in Singapore.

The Industry Technology Centre (ITC) will serve customers and distributors in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, the Danish bioscience company said.

The ITC will serve as an advanced bioscience hub for new product development for the regional dairy sector.

“The opening of the ITC marks a natural next step up in the region to boost customer- oriented product development and innovation processes," Christian Overgaard, regional vice president, said.

"The ITC will be the main setting for collaboration between Chr Hansen and our customers and distributors in the region. Here we will work together on customising natural ingredients solutions such as dairy cultures and natural colours for yoghurt, beverages, confectionery and other food applications in our customers' product portfolios," Overgaard indicated.