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CLC Bio Partners with Danish Groups on Bacteria Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — CLC Bio has joined a Danish-led team of corporate and academic researchers that plans to use $1.8 million in a four-year study to learn more about the genetics of bacteria in order to improve probiotic foods, the company said.
 
A bioinformatics specialty company, CLC Bio will work on the project with Chr. Hansen and Roskilde University, as well as researchers in Tokyo, the company said.  
 
CLC Bio said half of the $1.8 million is being provided by the Danish Strategic Research Council. The remainder of the funding will be spread between contributors Chr. Hansen, Roskilde, and CLC Bio, according to Shawn Price, a bioinformatics consultant at CLC Bio.
 
Chr. Hansen develops natural ingredient solutions such as cultures, enzymes, colors, and flavors that are used in the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and agricultural industries.
 
The company said bioinformatics advances will make it possible to understand bacteria behavior and to “find undiscovered potential in lactic acid and bacteria.” Such discoveries could lead to improvements in probiotic foods, fermented milk, and dietary supplements, the company said.

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