Danish food and ingredients firm has said the overall integration of Genencor following the takeover in April is on track, with the acquisition providing Danisco with an opportunity to strengthen its R&D organisation to tackle the current and new product opportunities in the food and feed arena as well as within industrial biotechnology.

"A combination of the current capabilities of Danisco with the technology organisations of Genencor will increase Danisco's competitiveness in this fast moving field and speed up the development of new products," Danisco said, adding that its goal is to become the leading global supplier within the ingredients area including enzymes for food, feed and industrial applications.

Based on a 'Centre of Excellence' concept, Danisco plans to build an organisation that combines the strong application focus in Brabrand and the food enzyme discovery capabilities of the Danisco Biosciences group with the protein engineering, protein production and process sciences capabilities of the Genencor Leiden and Palo Alto groups.

"Through joint efforts to meet the new targets in the food and feed arena and to leverage capabilities in the industrial biotechnology, we're committed to accelerating product development to deliver new innovative products to the marketplace and take our place as the leader in this industry," said Leif Kjærgaard, senior vice president, innovation and technology.