Business Intelligence Group named ADM the winner of 2021 BIG Innovation Award. The company’s Biopolis’ probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium lactis (BPL1), was featured among the 2021 winning products in the Food and Beverage category.
BPL1 is a probiotic targeting metabolic health through body mass index (BMI) reduction with an impact on waist circumference and abdominal fat. BPL1 is a unique strain, since it is available as a live probiotic and also as a heat-treated postbiotic that retains functional properties for waist circumference reduction and impacting abdominal fat. It is the only probiotic in the market targeting weight management that also works as a postbiotic (that is, when heat-treated), allowing for potential application across a wide variety of food and beverage products.
“We’re very pleased to be recognized by the BIG Innovation Awards for our continued advancements in the field of microbiome science,” said Ian Pinner, chief strategy and innovation officer, and president of ADM’s Health & Wellness division. “Today’s consumers face unprecedented health and wellness challenges, and we are committed to delivering leading-edge microbiome research and innovation to help our customers provide science-backed metabolic health solutions in a wide range of convenient, consumer-friendly applications.”
Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group added: “More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy and comfortable. We are thrilled to be honoring ADM as they are one of the organizations leading this charge and helping humanity progress.”
Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.