For better food & health

NIZO is world leading in contract research and contract manufacturing with more than 70 years of expertise and experience. Our customers are food and health companies which we support in solving their challenges throughout the entire production chain. We deliver development and application of innovations resulting in gains in product quality, sustainability, cost effectiveness and speed to market. NIZO is a private and independent company, with headquarters in Ede, the Netherlands.

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Our passion is accelerating innovation together with our customers.

Our expertise & services

Knowledge and expertise in bacteria, proteins and processing is the starting point of our contribution to innovation. Highly-qualified and specialised scientists, experts, operators and business development managers work closely together with our customers to strengthen their competitive advantage. Our high-tech technologies and application capabilities enable you to create plant-protein based products, maximise process efficiency, prove health claims and produce safe products of high quality. Explore all


We help our customers in the dairy & cultures, personal care & health, infant & clinical and food, beverage & ingredients industry to improve and develop superior products and processes. Our market insight, extensive global network and broad overview, enable us to scout for long-term trends and grow as a worldwide technology leader. We connect with leading research institutes and universities worldwide to deliver sustainable solutions better food and health. Explore all


Beluister de podcast: Nieuw leven voor A2 melk?


De Redactie van VMT sprak met NIZO over “Nieuw leven voor A2-melk? Onderzoek naar analyse, processing en gezondheidsvoordelen komt op stoom”. Beluister het gesprek dat de redactie van VMT onlangs had met Lex Oosterveld, Project Teamleader Food en Raymond Kievit, Business Development Manager Dairy Infant Care & Clinical.

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NIZO contributes to the development of a COVID-19 detection test


ViroTact is developing a unique, quick and affordable test (ViroTact© - CoviTact©) to detect infection by COVID-19 by detecting the presence of an essential virus-encoded protease in a patient sample.

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NIZO speeds your route to market


NIZO helps you accelerate your path to market for new food innovations through extensive production process upscaling support and expert contract manufacturing. Through a unique combination of production process and food expertise – plus Europe’s largest independent food-grade pilot plant – we offer fast, cost-effective process development, optimisation and upscaling plus contract manufacturing for early market entry.

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