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DuPont Opens World-Class Probiotics Fermentation Unit

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 15, 2019 – DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York, facility. Construction of the unit was completed in March as part of an overall $100MM investment to expand probiotics capacity. The facility is now producing high-quality probiotics for the dietary supplement and food and beverage industries, which have the potential to provide health benefits to consumers of all ages.

DuPont Chosen to Provide Probiotics for International Pediatric Sepsis Research

WILMINGTON, Del., April 25, 2019 – It is estimated that nearly 3 million newborns and 1.2 million children suffer from sepsis globally each year1, with limited effective forms of prevention currently available. To help combat this, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont), the global leader in probiotics, will provide clinical trial probiotic and prebiotic products to the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto for its research on the effects of probiotics on sepsis in infants.

DuPont Achieves Major Milestone to Expand Probiotics Capacity

ROCHESTER, NY, March 28, 2019 – DuPont today announced it has completed construction on a new, state-of-the art probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, New York, facility. The unit, now largest in the world, is part of a multiphase nearly $100 million investment to expand probiotics capacity and enhance the company’s leadership in delivering high-quality, clinically documented probiotics to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers.

Understanding Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a benefit on the host. Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are the most commonly used probiotics in pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and food industries. Click here for answers to consumers’ frequently asked questions and to learn more about the science behind probiotics.

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DuPont strives to provide the best solutions for customers from market research, product development, production design and all the way to product launch at sales outlets. In addition, we also provide a suite of important value-added resources for licensees of the HOWARU® trademark.

HOWARU® Products

HOWARU® is DuPont’s premium probiotics brand. Offered as single strains or pre-formulated blends, each HOWARU® product can help address different health issues. High performance, high stability and high functionality are its 3 hallmarks.

HOWARU® Dophilus

HOWARU® Dophilus HOWARU® Dophilus HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Dophilus (based on lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®) The world’s first lactobacillus acidophilus used for health foods that is able to improve gastrointestinal health The human gastrointestinal tract is...

HOWARU® Transit (Bifido)

HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) A good helper for intestinal peristalsis that can effectively reduce constipation Constipation is a common anorectal disorder. There are different factors behind it, such...

HOWARU® Protect

HOWARU® Protect The HOWARU® Protect HOWARU®Products The HOWARU® Protect Good gut bacteria help to maintain natural immunity Immunity is an invisible “barrier” for our body. Just like a city wall, it resists outside stimulants and allergens, and is closely related...

HOWARU® Balance

HOWARU® Balance HOWARU® Balance HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Balance (Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019™) Offering healthy digestion and natural immunity in 1 convenient supplement 70% of the human body’s lymph nodes are distributed in...

HOWARU® Restore II

HOWARU® Restore II HOWARU® Restore II HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Restore II (L. acidophilus NCFM® and L. paracasei Lpc-37™, B. lactis Bi-07™ and B. lactis Bl-04®) Restoring gut health and overcoming gut discomfort caused by antibiotics The gut is the “second brain”...


HOWARU® Shape HOWARU® Shape HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Shape (10B CFU Bifidobacterium lactis B420™ alone or in combination with 12g of prebiotic fiber Litesse® Ultra™ polydextrose) Feel like yourself, while naturally trimming inches from your waist With the rise...


DuPont has over 100 years of strain fermentation and production experience and the support of more than 750 scientific publications on probiotics. Get access to download product cards and literature for each HOWARU® product.

Our Company

DuPont is a global leader in probiotics science and manufacturing. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities.

Our Company

With the world’s population projected to increase to 9 billion by the year 2050, providing for the food needs of people everywhere presents unprecedented challenges. At the same time, consumers all over the globe are more eager than ever to buy healthier food.

DuPont fully applies science to improve food nutrition, ensure food safety and develop innovative and sustainable solutions to feed the world’s growing population. DuPont scientists and business experts are collaborating with food manufacturers and producers worldwide to make food safer, healthier, better-tasting and easier to produce.

HOWARU® Innovation

For us, innovation requires extensive portfolios, scientific tests and a profound understanding of technologies, our customer’s value chain and the consumer market.