In Singapore, Wilmar and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a new joint research laboratory to conduct cutting-edge clinical nutrition and synthetic biology research to create healthier food products as well as to devise green
production technologies for industrial enzymes and biochemicals.
Officially launched in June 2018, the WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory will leverage the capabilities of Wilmar and NUS to:
- understand the impact of different food ingredients and foods on human health with focus on pregnant mothers, infants and the elderly;
- address major public health issues through identifying food ingredients and food components capable of modulating glycemic index, lowering triglycerides and cholesterol;
- develop cost-effective and sustainable bio-based methods to produce industrial enzymes and biochemicals; and
- integrate Photonics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop fast methods for detection of food toxins, improving quality control and ensuring food safety.
For food R&D, Wilmar is collaborating with world-class clinical research facilities and medical experts at the NUS Medical School who are advancing our understanding of the role of food in the prevention of metabolic disorders such as Type
II diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular conditions.