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Two distinguished representatives of Roquette, a world leader in the production of Polyols (substances derived from food compounds) visited the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) this morning.

Dr. Leon Zhou, Head of R&D (Americas) and Dr. Sergio Neves, Head of Nutrition and Health R&D (France) were hosted by Dr. Lee Anne Murphy, Executive Director, Manitoba Agri-Health Research Network, Dr. Carla Taylor, CCARM Team Leader, and Dr. Peter Zahradka, CCARM Deputy Team Leader.

(L to R) Dr. Carla Taylor, Dr. Leon Zhou, Dr. Sergio Naves, Dr. Peter Zahradka

Drs. Zhou and Neves met with St. Boniface Hospital Executive Director of Research Dr. Grant Pierce, then toured CCARM’s basic science laboratories in the Albrechtsen Research Centre and clinical research facilities in the I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute.

Roquette is a leader in specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients*. Products and solutions developed by Roquette deliver technological, nutritional and health benefits tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and industry markets. Founded over 80 years ago, Roquette operates in over 100 countries and currently employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.

* a pharmacologically inert substance used to bind the contents of a pill or tablet