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In parallel with its successful infant nutrition business, AAK has served the medical
nutrition market for many years, particularly to European customers. With the
broadening of the company’s nutritional focus, collected under the segment
Special Nutrition, AAK aims to expand its supply of medical nutrition solutions
to a global level.
“AAK has operated in the medical nutrition segment for half a
century and we have worked for decades with converting our
conventional oils into structured triglycerides for advanced
applications”, says Marc Vissers, Senior Manager New
Product Development for AAK’s Special Nutrition segment.
“This way we have created an oil range with enhanced properties
for the medical industry to develop innovative products
and help patients recover and feel better.”
The market for medical nutrition is expected to grow over
the next couple of years which is mainly due to an aging
population, an increase in chronic and lifestyle-related
diseases, and a higher health care spending globally. One
topic gaining increasing attention all over the world is the
treatment and prevention of Disease Related Malnutrition
(DRM) which in Europe alone affects 33 million people.
Furthermore, it is estimated that as much as 60 percent of all
patients globally that could benefit from medical nutrition still
“With our technological capabilities and extensive experience
in supplying approved and proven lipids, we work with
solutions for both enteral and parenteral formulations”, says
Marc Vissers, explaining that enteral nutrition generally refers
to methods of feeding that use the gastrointestinal tract,
while parenteral nutrition refers to intravenous feeding.
ONS Tube feeding Parenteral
Oral Nutritional Supplementation
Speciality oil and fat blends, with active
lipids, customized and balanced.
AAK has served its customers with
tailored blends of high-purity vegetable
oils for decades.
cGMP approved single oils and
structured triglycerides used as active
Akovita® and Akonino®
food and infant legislation