LONDON, June 23 Nestle said on Monday
it was working on a new research project that could one day lead
to the development of made-to-measure vitamin combinations
tailored to an individual's needs.
Nestle, the world's largest food group, said its Institute
of Health Sciences was working with Waters Corp to
develop tests that would efficiently measure the amount of
vitamins in body fluids such as blood or urine.
Such tests would then be used to build a picture of a
person's nutrient status and to offer supplements tailored to
According to a report by Bloomberg, the company could
eventually offer such supplements through a device similar to
its Nespresso coffee machine, though that could take years to
Aside from the popular Nespresso, Nestle has smaller
dispensing systems -- Special T is for individual cups of tea,
while BabyNes is for baby formula.
Nestle has recently been putting more focus on its health
sciences business, which is growing faster and has higher
margins than its traditional food businesses.
(Reporting by Martinne Geller, editing by Louise Heavens)