Nutricia timeline

A heritage of innovation

  • Our story starts back in The Netherlands in 1896, when a doctor, a public inspector and a salesman came together to realise the potential of medical nutrition. Over a century later, Nutricia continues to pioneer nutritional solutions that help people live longer, healthier lives.

  • 2016

    New and improved platform for Healthcare Professionals to request Nutricia product samples

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  • 2015

    Focus on two therapeutic areas - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dysphagia

  • 2014

    Launch of Nutrison Advanced Protison, a high protein tube feed designed for use in the dietary management of critically ill patients

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  • 2013

    New state-of-the-art Nutricia Research facility in Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • 2012

    Launch of Souvenaid, a nutritional innovation designed for use in the dietary management of early Alzheimer's disease.

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    Complan and Complan Shake become part of the Nutricia portfolio

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  • 2009

    Launch of Fortisip Compact, the first low-volume sip feed.

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  • 2008

    Fortisip Extra launched, the first sip feed providing 100% RNI in two bottles

  • 2007

    Nutricia becomes a part of Danone, strengthening its global mission

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    Nutricia Clinical Care changes its name to Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

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  • 2004

    KetoCal is launched, the first nutritional product designed to be used as part of the ketogenic diet for patients with refractory epilepsy

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  • 2003

    Fortini sip feed range for children is launched

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  • 2001

    First specific paediatric Homeward nursing service

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  • 2000

    First dedicated Homeward enteral nursing service

  • 1999

    Infatrini high energy infant feed is launched

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  • 1997

    Homeward launches, our home care support service for patients

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    First to move from glass bottles to a collapsible foil pack for tube feeding products

  • 1995

    Neocate Advance is launched, the first amino-acid formula for managing cow’s milk allergy in children aged one and older

  • 1994

    First to develop a paediatric range

  • 1984

    Nutricia Clinical Care enters the UK market

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  • 1960

    First product for PKU launches

  • 1967

    Nutrison is introduced, a ready-to-use complete tube feed

  • 1950

    First dietitians
    are hired

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  • 1946

    Our first research centre opens: Nutricia R&D is born

  • 1905

    Nutricia pioneers the concept of medical nutrition. The first product is developed to help people with diabetes.

  • 1898

    Three men from different backgrounds working together in The Netherlands
    M vd Hagen, Salesman; Prof Backhaus, Doctor; Dr J vd Hagen, Public Inspector.

  • 1901

    Nutricia is born. Pioneering science ever since