Clasado appoints Nutritional Scientist and HCP Engagement Manager

Bringing experience in nutrition and life sciences, Dr Sophie Castle will lead the active healthcare professional engagement programme at the company

Clasado Biosciences, a developer of prebiotic ingredient and products for the human gut microbiome, has announced the appointment of Dr Sophie Castle to the role of Nutritional Scientist and Healthcare Professional (HCP) Engagement Manager.

Bringing experience in nutrition and life sciences, Castle will lead the active healthcare professional engagement programme at the company. The business has partnered with dietitians, nutritionists, general practitioners and academic institutions, aiming to demonstrate the important links between the gut microbiome and physical and mental health and share greater insight into contemporary gut health studies.

Castle will also be responsible for guiding the company’s HCP communications. This includes a dedicated online content platform, the Learning Hub, and an HCP newsletter.

Per Rehné, CEO at Clasado Biosciences, said: “We’re extremely proud of our active HCP engagement platform and are equally delighted to welcome Dr Castle to our team. Sophie brings a great deal of experience, including academics positions and positions at research analyst business RSSL and PepsiCo. She is primed to help us amplify the key gut health messages that healthcare professionals need and to support us in building a more robust knowledge base in microbiome science.”

Dr Castle said: “I’m delighted to join the Clasado team at a very exciting time as the business continues to grow and develop internationally. Through the evolution of its award-winning prebiotic galactooligosaccharide (GOS) ingredient Bimuno, Clasado has helped to generate real insight into the gut microbiome and its influence on health and wellbeing. I’m looking forward to taking these studies and translating the results into actionable real-world knowledge for healthcare professionals, as well as helping to create stronger understanding of digestive health as a whole.

“It’s clear that as the studies behind Bimuno’s safety and efficacy grow, the potential role for prebiotics as a health intervention also increases. I’ll be helping HCPs and academics get to grips with the connections between diet and health, as well as showcasing where the future of health and wellbeing might lie.”

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