Industry Collaboration

The Unit provides independent expertise for Industry collaboration.

Examples of Collaborations:


- new therapeutics for treatment of diabetic cardiomyopathy: complete diet balance studies


- novel butter fat and cardiovascular risk

Food components

- dairy lipids & proteins and cholesterol lowering

Food ingredients

- barley ß-glucan Glucagel and cholesterol lowering; barley ß-glucan Cerogen and glucose control


- marine polysaccharide Chitosan and weight loss; Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils) and stroke

The Human Nutrition Unit is also a member of the LactoPharma consortium, a NZ-wide collaborative program supported by the NZ Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) and the NZ dairy company Fonterra Co-Operative group Ltd.