WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue researchers are on a mission to improve digestive health.
A fiber designed by a Purdue University food scientist may decrease the risk of colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and diverticulosis.
The University received $2.5 million in grant money to advance the project.
Nutrabiotix is a Purdue-based company that creates fiber products the help treat intestinal and digestive diseases.
Mark D. Cisneros, Nutrabiotix president and CEO, said the grant will benefit Nutrabiotix and the general public.
"The award from this highly competitive grant process gives us a vote of confidence in our approach and certainly allows us to accelerate our strategy of launching products based on clinical evidence," he said. "The greater community benefits as well with the creation of five new jobs and the further pursuit of our vision to improve and sustain global health with innovative dietary products."
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