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DSM opens new biotechnology center in Delft, the Netherlands

Published: 04-04-2017, | Member: DSM Food Specialties

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today opens a new state-of-the-art biotechnology facility at its site in Delft to accelerate DSM’s biotechnology research and development capabilities for applications in food and nutrition, feed, fuel, pharma and bio-based materials. The completion of this new biotechnology center is part of a €100 million investment program by DSM to scale up R&D in the Netherlands since 2013. The center, which offers the broadest range of biotechnology specializations under one DSM roof, clusters innovation, housing over 400 research and developments experts and builds on a solid history of nearly 150 years of fermentation and biotechnology innovation in Delft, the Netherlands.

The new Biotechnology Center is a further step in the development of the site in Delft, where DSM Food Specialties has its global headquarters. DSM has expanded the site in Delft over the years, including building a large, modern food and application center. DSM has also invested together with other industry players in a state-of-the-art biotech fermentation pilot plant on the Delft site. The Delft site is furthermore an important location for a number of industrial productions such as antibiotic intermediates and yeast extracts and flavors.

Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, commented; “DSM’s new Biotechnology Center is where our scientists create solutions for societal challenges such as the need to provide all people globally with nutritious food, as well as enabling the transformation from a fossil-based to a bio-renewable-based society.The DSM Biotechnology Center facilitates these needs, in an innovative environment and at an historic location in Delft where we build on nearly 150 years of scientific, academic and commercial activities.”

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