Clasado strengthens R&D division with appointment of Dr Gediminas Baltulionis, Scientist and R&D Specialist

Clasado Biosciences (‘Clasado’) has announced the appointment of Dr Gediminas Baltulionis to the role of Scientist and R&D Specialist. 

In the role, Dr Baltulionis will support the further development of research behind the award-winning prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) ingredient, Bimuno®. As the most studied prebiotic of its kind, Bimuno’s safety and efficacy is supported by over 100 scientific publications to date, including more than 20 clinical trials. 

As a highly accomplished Molecular Biologist and Biochemist, Dr Baltulionis’ extensive experience includes a Clasado-funded Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) research project at the University of Reading. Dr Baltulionis brings prior experience of leading large scale research projects, including places held at Dextra Laboratories and Biocatalysts.

Dr Lucien Harthoorn, R&D Director at Clasado Biosciences, commented: “It’s a delight to welcome Dr Baltulionis to Clasado. He’s already a familiar face to many members of our team through his project work at the University of Reading. At Clasado, we pride ourselves on taking a forward-thinking approach to scientific development, anticipating the future needs of the market.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Dr Baltulionis make his mark on the business as we continue to grow our global operations and deliver on our message of better and more accessible gut health.”

Dr Baltulionis added: “I’m delighted to join the talented team at Clasado. As we know, gut health awareness is surging on a truly global scale. Consumers are getting to grips with the importance of the gut microbiome and of beneficial bacteria, and the prebiotic category is set to play an enormous role in how health and wellbeing brands meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumer. In my role, I will be building on the extremely strong scientific base of Bimuno and helping to shape the next generation of study. 

“Clasado customers appreciate that Bimuno sits right at the forefront when formulating supplements, functional food and beverages, so how we continue the strong research momentum is key. In terms of scientific backing surrounding its safety and efficacy, our unique GOS structure sits head and shoulders above many other prebiotic ingredient options and excitingly, there’s so much further we can go. I am thrilled to join Clasado on this journey!”

For more information about Clasado Biosciences and its award-winning prebiotic GOS ingredient Bimuno, visit www.clasado.com