Status: Need is Closed

Functional Ingredients

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Need was closed on
Sep 6

Suntory is looking for foods, ingredients, supplements, similar food products or additives that improve glucose metabolism and related processes, and that leads to anti-diabetes or maintaining healthy weight by controlling glucose in a body.



In the developed world, it is easy to consume too many unhealthy calories and difficult to reduce the excess weight that results. Obesity can trigger diabetes which is one of the most prevalent, debilitating and costly diseases in developed countries.


Key success Criteria
  • Evidence for the efficacy
  • Understanding of the mechanism of action


Possible Approaches
  • Ingredients, Materials, Technologies which:
    • Act on glucose metabolism from absorption to consumption
    • Glucose absorption into skeletal muscle to accelerate energy consumption
    • Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue
    • Increase the number of Mitochondria
  • Produce other positive effects on glucose metabolism
  • Reduce appetite through blood sugar level control
  • Consume more glycogen in the muscles
  • Improve digestive function to optimize glucose intake


Approaches not of Interest

Not interested in widely recognized materials with known mechanisms of action, such as “Indigestible Dextrin” which can reduce glucose absorption and provide slow rise of postprandial blood glucose level.


The potential solution needs to have a unique aspect in the material itself or its mechanism of action.


Due Date
Aug 31
Items to be submitted

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Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on how the technology will work in addition to the given benefits to the consumer and how you believe it can be of use to us as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.


We suggest you include the following:

  • Describe the technology
  • How the technology is relevant to our brands (specific or in general)
  • Level of maturity of the technology (development stage or just a proposal)
  • How adaptable is the technology, can it be used in a wide range of scenarios
  • Background information on the people involved in the proposal

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Client Point of Contact

Andrew Kirkwood
Gallery Moderator(s)
Stephen Clulow
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