SWITZERLAND – Nestlé Health Science, a leader in the field of nutritional science, has agreed to acquire IM HealthScience, along with its brands IBgard, FDgard, Fiber Choice and REMfresh.
IM HealthScience stated on its website that it is a science driven and patient centric company whose mission is to research, develop and make available state of the art medical foods, for a range of conditions.
IMH is the innovator of IBgard and FDgard for the dietary management of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and FD (Functional Dyspepsia) respectively.
In 2017, the company added Fiber Choice, a line of prebiotic fibers, to its product line via an acquisition. While, REMfresh is a continuous release-and-absorption melatonin (CRA-melatonin) supplement for sleep.
“IMH’s dedication to developing products to address overall health and wellness by bringing cutting-edge life science and world-class research fits perfectly with our mission of empowering healthier lives through nutrition,” said Greg Behar, CEO of Nestlé Health Science.
IMH is a privately held company based in Boca Raton, Florida. It was founded in 2013 by a team of highly experienced pharmaceutical research and development and management executives.
“Science, patents and meaningful differentiation has enabled our company to grow at several times faster than the market,” said Fred Hassan, chairman and founder of IM HealthScience.
“IBgard, FDgard and Fiber Choice have become the number one recommended by gastroenterologists in their own segments and REMfresh is the number one sleep aid recommended by sleep specialists. The high repeat purchase rates of our four brands attest to the high patient satisfaction.”
Hassan continued, “We are glad that our brands have helped millions and now, under Nestlé Health Science’s able hand, millions more will benefit around the world. We are confident that under the dynamic leadership of Greg Behar, our products will keep thriving and growing.”
Nestlé Health Science (NHSc), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé, is a globally recognized leader in the field of nutritional science.
It offers an extensive consumer health portfolio of industry-leading medical nutrition, consumer and VMS brands that are science-based solutions covering all facets of health from prevention, to maintenance, all the way through to treatment.
Headquartered in Switzerland, NHSc employs over 5,000 people around the world, who are committed to making a difference in people’s lives, for a healthier today and tomorrow.
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