Berlin, Germany and Nantes France, September 26, 2023 – Biofortis, a leading European contract research organization in nutrition clinical trials and microbiota investigations for health, is strengthening its clinical centers network in Europe and its service offering, particularly in regulatory and scientific consulting, with the acquisition of analyze & realize GmbH. 

Based in Berlin, with more than 20 years of experience in innovation of natural health products, analyze & realize (a&r) is one of the leading consultancy and clinical research providers in Europe. This strategic move strengthens Biofortis’ position in the European market and enhances its capabilities in providing a comprehensive suite of solutions to accelerate research and development in the life sciences industry. Biofortis’ expertise in nutritional research, clinical trials and collection, and microbiome analysis, combined with analyze & realize’s clinical facilities and skills in regulatory affairs and strategic innovation consulting, will strengthen their ability to drive advancements of clients in the field. 
The combination of the two companies provides a third clinical investigation site in Berlin in addition to the Nantes and Paris sites, and the volunteer base extends to almost 50,000 in France and Germany.

Benoit Fouchaq – CEO Biofortis: “After a decade of collaboration between our two companies, this acquisition is a real opportunity to increase our capabilities in Europe and beyond. analyze & realize’s experts in natural products combined with Biofortis’ expertise in microbiome analysis and sourcing as well as data science open new opportunities to accelerate R&D for our customers and partners. We will work enthusiastically together to maintain and reinforce the high level of excellence that is the root of both companies.”

Volker Schehlmann CEO analyze & realize GmbH: “I am truly excited for our teams and our clients! Innovation excellence is key to all the markets we serve – be it the consumer health care sector specifically or the broader Agtech and Pharma markets. I encourage all innovators in natural health products and microbiome research to contact us and build on our joint service portfolio.” 

About a&r
analyze & realize GmbH, a&r is a leading consultancy and clinical research organization located in Berlin, Germany with a specific focus on natural health products. We provide highly specialized services to marketeers of pharmaceuticals, supplements, medical devices and related ingredients. Our key offerings in the Consumer Healthcare market are strategic innovation consulting covering all aspects of regulatory requirements, science and product development and the conduct of clinical studies.
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About Biofortis
Biofortis is a global contract research organisation and a reference in Europe offering comprehensive services in nutrition clinical trials, microbiome sourcing and investigation and data science for human and animal health. For 20 years, Biofortis has specialised in the design and conduct of experimental, and clinical studies, offering global and continuous solutions to help substantiate products and maximize their impact on the market. More recently, a new business line combining advanced statistics, data sciences and machine learning opens access to a new generation of anonymization tools as well as in-depth analysis of the clinical trials results.
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